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Joseph Lobendahn
Joseph Lobendahn

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Honolulu, Hawaii

High School:
Saint Louis High School

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 225

Position:
ILB

Birthdate:
02/15/1983

Experience:
2V

Washington: Expected to compete for a starting position at inside linebacker ... excellent quickness and solid tackler ... a two-time letterwinner ... one of five players on the UW roster from Hawaii. 2002: Started twice at inside linebacker, at Michigan and vs. Oregon State ... made 23 tackles on the season, including one-and-a-half for loss, and a sack ... also recovered two fumbles ... had a career-high six tackles at Arizona State ... despite only starting twice, was credited with at least one tackle in 11 of 13 games ... sacked Idaho's Brian Lindgren for second-career sack ... had tackles for-loss against Idaho and Arizona State ... recovered fumbles in consecutive games, against USC and ASU ... part of an excellent Husky rush defense that ranked 11th in the nation with just 97.7 yards allowed per game. 2001: One of four true freshmen, along with receivers Reggie Williams and Charles Frederick, and defensive end Tui Alailefaleula, to appear in every game in 2001 ... was Washington's biggest hitter on special teams, finishing with eight tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... was twice named special teams MVP for his play on kick coverage ... earned the first honor after Washington's 31-28 win over Arizona, when he stuffed the Wildcats' Gary Love inside the 20-yard line on the opening kick of the second half ... garnered the second for his performance in a 26-14 Apple Cup win over ninth-ranked Washington State ... key fumble recovery on a Cougars' kick return at the end of the first half turned the momentum in Washington's favor ... earned first-career sack and first-ever forced fumble against top-ranked Miami ... set a career-high with three tackles against the Hurricanes.

High School and Personal: Born Feb. 15, 1983 in Honolulu ... parents are Litia, a government employee, and Richard, a bus operator ... third of four siblings, including William, an offensive lineman at Hawaii ... tallied 77 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 24 quarterback hurries, 10 knockdowns, four sacks, four forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries (three for touchdowns), three blocked punts, two interceptions and five passes defensed in 2000 ... named National Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 1 by the Dick Butkus Football Network, following an 11-tackle, blocked-punt performance in the Crusaders' 31-6 win over Kamehameha ... led the Crusaders to a top-five USA Today national ranking in 2000, before being toppled by Kahuku in the state final, 26-20 ... won three state titles at Saint Louis, part of a string of 14-straight titles won by the team from 1986-99 ... stellar performance against the run and pass earned 2000 Interscholastic League of Honolulu Defensive Player of the Year honors ... a three-time All-ILH All-Star ... also twice earned Honolulu Advertiser All-State honors ... a PrepStar and Student Sports All-American ... rated by PrepStar as the 14th-best linebacker in the West Region ... a SuperPrep All-Region pick ... also lettered in wrestling and track ... from same high school as former Husky and current Chicago Bears offensive lineman Olin Kreutz ... a communications major.

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