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
NOTES: Joined the team as a walk-on for 2011 preseason practice.
2013 (JUNIOR): Did not see any game action.
2012 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not participate in any games ... earned Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement honors.
2011 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted.
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.