From walk-on to scholarship, Launceford soars in his final season as an Eagle
The Eagles record 500 offensive yards for the third game this season
Eagles' first victory over a top 10 team in a decade.
The Eagles will open Alumni Stadium with the first conference game against Pittsburgh
Quarterback Tyler Murphy throws for 173 yards and runs for 118 more
LAUNCEFORD'S CAREER HIGHS
NOTES: Earned a scholarship before the start of the 2014 season.
2014 (SENIOR): Played in six regular-season games ... scored 26 total points on the year, including 14 extra points ... was a perfect 4-for-4 on field-goal attempts ... scored first career points in a career day at Massachusetts (Aug. 30), notching nine points on two field goals - from 21 and a career-long 28 yards - and going 3-for-3 on PATs ... connected on a 25-yard field goal and went 4-for-5 on extra-point attempts against Southern California (Sept. 13) ... made a 19-yard field goal at Virginia Tech (Nov. 1) and went 3-for-4 on PATs.
2013 (JUNIOR): Did not see any game action
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Did not participate in any games ... earned Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement honors.
2011 (FRESHMAN): Did not see any game action ... joined the team as a walk-on for 2011 preseason practice.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned Metro All-League second-team honors as a junior and senior kicker at O'Dea High School ... played for head coach Monte Kohler ... also starred on the Irish soccer team, gaining All-League honors three times.
PERSONAL: Joseph Patrick Launceford ... an excellent student who was valedictorian of his high school class ... enrolled as a theology major in the College of Arts & Sciences ... Joey and his two younger sisters are the children of Karen and John Launceford.