Iosefa picked by Tampa Bay in 7th Round

Posted on May 4, 2015 in UH Corner

CHICAGO – Former University of Hawai’i running back Joey Iosefa was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the seventh round of the NFL Draft, Saturday.

Iosefa was the 231st overall selection and the 14th pick in the seventh round. The Pago Pago, American Samoa native is the first Rainbow Warrior to be selected in the NFL Draft since linebacker Aaron Brown in 2012. He is the 69th UH player all-time picked in the draft and a Rainbow Warrior has now been selected in 12 of the past 15 drafts.

Iosefa, who is projected to play fullback for the Buccaneers, was Tampa Bay’s seventh player selected in the 2015 draft which included the No. 1 overall selection, former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston.

The last UH player to be picked by Tampa Bay in an NFL Draft was wide receiver Darrick Branch in the eighth round in 1993.

Iosefa was one of 10 players from Mountain West schools picked in this year’s draft.

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