SCOUTING REPORT: Three-time letterwinner and probable two-time captain to whom his teammates look for leadership ... a Butkus Award candidate ... has battled through injuries the last two years but has not missed any games ... his perseverance following a serious knee injury at Minnesota earned him All-May Day honors from ESPN's Mark May last fall ... a constant threat to knock the ball loose for a turnover.
2007: Named Miami's most outstanding junior ... earned a game ball vs. Cincinnati, battling back from a serious knee injury just one week before at Minnesota ... also earned a game ball vs. Bowling Green ... a second-team all-MAC linebacker ... honored twice as the MAC East Division Defensive Player of the Week ... recorded 99 tackles, third most among RedHawk defenders ... also had two interceptions and eight tackles for loss.
2006: Led Miami with 97 tackles, including 10.0 tackles for loss, and five interceptions ... totaled four double-digit tackle outings on the year ... named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week after intercepting two passes in overtime loss at Purdue (Sept. 9) ... made 14 stops and intercepted a pass in narrow loss at Western Michigan (Nov. 4) ... totaled a career-high 16 tackles in victory at Bowling Green on Nov. 15 ... totaled 41 tackles over his final three games of 2006.
2005: Played in all 11 games as a true freshman, contributing mostly on special teams ... made a career-high four tackles in a nationally-televised defeat of Cincinnati ... recorded at least one tackle in seven of his 11 games despite limited playing time.
HIGH SCHOOL: Captained both football and basketball teams his senior season at Piqua High ... as a gridder, he was a three-time, first-team all-conference selection ... also tabbed second-team all-state and league defensive MVP ... coached by Bill Nees.
PERSONAL: Son of Tom and Barb Hudson ... majoring in exercise science.
Single-Game Bests Tackles: 16 at Bowling Green, 2006 Solo Tackles: 12 at Western Michigan, 2006 Tackles for Loss: 3.0 vs. Northern Illinois, 2006 Interceptions: 2 at Purdue, 2006
Joey Hudson's Career Defensive Statistics Year UT AT TT Sack TFL INT BrUp 2005 4 8 12 0-0 0.5-0 0-0 0 2006 54 43 97 1.5-8 10-31 5-48 5 2007 50 49 99 2.0-18 8.0-34 2-50 1 Total 108 100 208 3.5-26 18.5-65 7-98 6