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1 Joe Sykes

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Name
Joe Sykes
Position
Defensive Line
Height
6' 4"
Weight
285 lbs
Current Team
Albany Empire
Seasons
2019
Birthday
March 6, 1983
Age
36

The greatest of all-time at the defensive end position, Joe Sykes returns to the Empire for his second season as the League’s all-time sack leader. Beginning his professional football career in 2006, Joe Sykes brings veteran leadership and the ability to strike fear in the eyes of any quarterback.  Throughout his tenure in arena football, Sykes has been named: Defensive Player of the Year twice, Defensive Lineman of the Year four times, and First Team All-Arena four times.  Last season with the Empire, Sykes posted a League-bests in sacks (7.5) and forced fumbles (4) on his way to his fourth career Defensive Lineman of the Year award. Sykes has made a home here in Albany and was frequently out in the community throughout the entire offseason.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

2010 Milwaukee Mustangs

2012 San Jose SaberCats

2013 San Antonio Talons

2014 San Jose SaberCats

2015 Jacksonville Sharks

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