Alumni Focus: Seth Joyner

Seth Joyner was the glue on defense for those early 90’s Eagles’ teams.  A 13 year pro from Texas El – Paso, Joyner played for four teams in his career.  He played 8 years (86-93) for the Eagles’ totaling 37 sacks and 17 Ints during that time.  Joyner did a little bit everything for the Eagles’.  He was able to get to the quarterback as well as drop back into coverage.  With his size and speed he was able to cover the Tight Ends up the seam.  He was a nice match up for the Giants TE Mark Bavaro.  Bavaro and Joyner were actually teammates for one year during the 1993 season.

Once Joyner left the Eagles’ he was reunited with his old Head Coach Buddy Ryan with the Arizona Cardinals.  On a side note once Buddy arrived he proclaimed, “you’ve got a winner in town” in himself.  Buddy went 8-8 and 4-12 in two seasons with the Cardinals and was fired.  Joyner played for the Cardinals for three years from the 1994 – 1996 season.  During these three seasons he totaled 12 sacks, 7 interceptions and played in all 48 games.  After leaving the Cardinals after the 96′ campaign he signed with the Green Bay Packers for one season adding three sacks to his career total.  Seth Joyner finished his great career with the Denver Broncos for one season in 1998.  He played in all 16 games with 0 sacks and 0 INTs as a rotational linebacker.

Seth Joyner was one of the most versatile linebackers and overall players the Eagles’ have ever had.  52 career sacks and 24 career interceptions speak for itself.  He is part of the 20/20 club with Brian Dawkins and Williams Thomas as the only players in Eagles’ history with 20 career sacks and 20 career INTs.

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