Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9-1-10: #17 SS, #371/750 Overall, 2010: Broke the school record with 948 yards on 38 kickoff returns for a 24.9 yards per return average in 2010. His total kickoff return yardage total of 1,306 ranked fifth-best in school history. The Germantown, Md., native averaged 26.7 yards per kickoff return for his career. Lefeged was a three-year starting strong safety and a two-year starting kick returner. The senior played the most games of any Scarlet Knight on the roster with 50 appearances, and had the most consecutive appearance of any RU player with 49 straight games. One of 10 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, given annually to the nation's top defensive back, Lefeged finished his career with 238 career tackles...2009: Starting strong safety and kick returner ... started all 13 games … had multiple tackles in 11 games ... returned a kickoff a career-long 91 yards for a touchdown vs. West Virginia (12/5) ... has 25 career starts, including 16-straight dating back to the 2008 season …2008: Co-starter at strong safety ... started 12 contests with 72 tackles ... registered at least five tackles in nine of 13 games and seven or more tackles in six contests ... posted eight tackles and a TFL in PapaJohns.com Bowl against NC State (12/29) ...2007: Honorable Mention Freshman All-America selection by the Sporting News ... Freshman All-BIG EAST pick by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... 38 tackles in 12 games, including one start.
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01/08/13 - S Joe Lefeged finished up the 2012 season back where he finished his 2011 rookie season, starting at strong safety for the Colts. Lefeged had become Indy's best special teams player early in the year and was used as a gunner on punt and kickoff coverage units. He figured that's where he'd stay all year. But injuries to S Tom Zbikowski put Lefeged back on defense. He forced a fumble against the Ravens and had a pair of tackles on the day.
01/02/13 - S Joe Lefeged continues to do a pretty good job as he fills in for injured Tom Zbikowski at strong safety. Lefeged has registered 25 tackles this year, mostly over the last half of the season. He had an interception and four kickoff return against the Ravens on Dec. 11, 2011.
12/24/12 - S Joe Lefeged started for Tom Zbikowski. Lefeged recovered a Charles fumble late in the second quarter. The recovery for Lefeged was the first of his career.
12/21/12 - S Joe Lefeged (knee) fully practiced Wednesday and Thursday. Lefeged is expected to play against the Chiefs on Sunday.
12/19/12 - S Joe Lefeged (knee) fully practiced Wednesday. Lefeged is expected to be available to play against the Chiefs on Sunday.