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Joe Semanoff Athlete Profile

#27 Joe Semanoff

Joe Semanoff
Position: Running Back Height: 5-11 Weight: 220 Roster Years: 2004-2007 Hometown: Lehighton, CA Last School: Lehighton High School


Parents are Gregory and Jila Semanoff ... served a Church mission in Campinas, Brazil ... recruited by Buffalo and Lehigh.

Before BYU

An all-state running back at Lehighton HS ... set a single-game record with 315 yards and six touchdowns ... an All-Mountain Valley Conference selection ... helped lead Lehighton HS to the state playoffs in basketball ... also competed in the discus and the 4x100-meter relay team for LHS.

2004 | Freshman Year

Saw action in two games during the season, including the Cougars' 24-13 win over Wyoming and BYU's 49-16 victory over San Diego State ... a valuable contributor on the practice squad ... participated in spring drills.

2005 | Sophomore Year

Saw action in nine games ... recipient of the team strength and conditioning award ... registered one rushing attempt for six yards ... credited with two receptions for 25 yards ... averaged 12.5 yards per reception ... had one TD against New Mexico ... had a 20-yard reception against New Mexico ... participated in spring drills ... rushed three times for 10 yards in the annual Blue-White game.

2006 | Junior Year

Earned letterman honors as a junior ... saw action in all 13 of the Cougars' games ... had five carries for 29 yards, including an 18-yard run against UNLV ... credited with two receptions for 22 yards ... had a six-yard kick return in the Cougars' 31-17 victory over No. 15 TCU ... averaged 5.8 yards per carry.