UAlbany Football BIO
Joe Casale
Player Profile:
Joe Casale 3138487
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 213
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Troy, N.Y.
High School: Troy

2018: Appeared in four games at linebacker and on special teams. ... Made collegiate debut at Maine (10/27). ... Recorded two tackles (one solo) vs. Stony Brook (11/17).

High school: At Troy High, played four years of football and basketball as well as two years of baseball. Also ran track for two years. ... As a senior totaled 82 tackles, six interceptions, four forced fumbles and two defensive touchdowns for the Class AA New York State champions. ... Played defensive back and quarterback in his career. On defense totaled 224 tackles, 21 interceptions, nine forced fumbles and two defensive touchdowns. As a QB, completed 104-of-164 passes for 1,561 yards and 21 touchdowns. ... Senior awards included: New York State High School Football Coaches Association Class AA Player of the Year, New York State Sports Writers Association First-Team All-State Defensive Back, USA Today New York All-State First-Team Defensive Back, Times Union Large Schools Defensive Player of the Year, Liberty League Defensive MVP and New York State AA Championship Game "Spectrum Player of the Game."

Personal: Son of Mack and Kathy Casale. ... Has two brothers, Anthony and Dave, as well as two sisters, Alyssa and Natalia. ... His brother, Dave, played football at UAlbany from 2004 to 2009, appearing in 46 games at safety and recording 11 interceptions with 124 tackles. ... Intends to major in business.

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