9th Man Nation

18 Joe Goosby

Joe Goosby
Jack Linebacker
6' 1"
Current Team
Philadelphia Soul

2017 SOUL SEASON: Tallied 52 tackles, one sack, six pass break-ups, four forced fumbles, and four interceptions. 

AFL EXPERIENCE: Recorded 40 tackles, five pass break-ups, and two interceptions (2016). Tallied 33 tackles, five forced fumbles and two interceptions (2015). Had 29 tackles, four forced fumbles and two interceptions in 2014. Recorded 20 tackles, two sacks, eight pass breakups and four interceptions in 2013. Collected 30 tackles, one sack and three interceptions in 2012. Made the All-Arena Team while with the Dallas Vigilantes (2011). Played only nine regular season games and one playoff game due to injury. Finished fourth on the team with 51 tackles (43 solo), two interceptions and 15 pass breakups in nine starts.

OTHER PRO EXPERIENCE: IFL San Angelo Stampede Express (2010). AF2 Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings (2009).

COLLEGE: Four-year letter winner. Tallied 100 tackles (60 solo) in 33 career games (2004-07). All-Conference USA selection (2006).

PERSONAL: Lettered in football, basketball, and track at Jersey Village High School. Led district in assists twice in high school. Studied Media Arts at Tulane University. Competed in the triple jump his freshman year at Tulane. Brother, Jermaine Lyons, played basketball at Stephen F. Austin. Has a one-year old daughter, Jayna.

SOUL FOOD: Favorite Food: His mother’s broccoli, cheese and rice casserole. Favorite TV Show: ESPN. Favorite Athlete: Michael Jordan. Favorite Movies: Immortals and Training Day. Favorite sports team growing up: Houston Oilers. First jersey owned: North Carolina Vince Carter #15. Best non-athletic talent: read music. Hobbies: reading and working with high school students on football and life lessons.


2007 Finished playing at Tulane University

2009 Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings (AF2)

2010 Stampede Express (IFL)

2011 Dallas Vigilantes (AFL)

2012-17 Philadelphia Soul