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#73 Joe Staley
Position: Offensive Line
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 300
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rockford, Mich.
High School: Rockford HS
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Joe Staley
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 07/18/2006
Invited to play in 2007 East-West Shrine Game … preseason All-MAC first team selection by Athlon Sports and MAC Report Online … dominant player at left tackle … timed at 4.70 seconds in the 40-yard dash at CMU’s junior pro day … began career as a tight end … has added 80 pounds to 6-foot, 5-inch frame without sacrificing footspeed … part of an offensive front that has helped CMU boast a 1,000-yard rusher in each of the past three seasons … key cog in offensive line that allowed Oakland Raiders free agent signee Kent Smith to pass for at least 2,000 yards in 2004 and 2005 … played alongside current Cincinnati Bengals Eric Ghiaciuc and Adam Kieft.
 
2005: Started all 11 games at left tackle … did not allow a sack … recorded 53 knockdown blocks … part of an offensive line that helped CMU average 418.8 yards of offense per game … cleared way for Oakland Raiders free agent signee Kent Smith to set CMU single-season and single-game records for total offense … helped pave the way for true freshman Ontario Sneed to run for 1,065 yards and earn Freshman All-America honors.
 
2004: Started all 11 games at right tackle.
 
2003:  Played in 11 games as a true freshman, snaring 11 passes for 130 yards and one touchdown … posted a career-high two catches for 34 yards and a touchdown against Eastern Michigan.
 
High School: Earned two letters in football and two in track at Rockford High … caught 24 passes for 559 yards and seven touchdowns as a prep senior … Grand Rapids Press Dream Team member … ranked No. 13 overall prospect by the Detroit Free Press and No. 49 by the Detroit News … set three school records in track in 200m (21.9), 4x100 (42.5), and 4x200 (1:27) … placed sixth in state in 200m to earn all-state honors … team was fourth in 4x100m, fourth in 4x200m, and sixth in 4x400m.
 
Personal: Born August 30, 1984 … parents are Butch and Jan Staley … most memorable moments in athletics were beating Western Michigan in overtime in 2004 and Toledo in 2005 … majoring in business with a minor in sport studies.