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Joe Looney
Joe Looney

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lake Worth, FL

High School:
Lake Worth

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 320

Position:
OG

Birthdate:
08/31/1990

Major:
History

03/19/2012

Wake Forest Football Hosts Annual Pro Day

Draft-eligible Deacs work out for NFL scouts at Doc Martin Football Complex

01/24/2012

Looney Named to Senior Bowl

Deacon lineman may not play due to injury

12/28/2011

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl Day 2

Deacons put in a good day of work

11/28/2011

Deacons Land Five on All-ACC Football Team

Givens, Bush earn first team honors

11/26/2011

Postgame Notes - Vanderbilt 41, Wake Forest 7

Wake Forest notes from its season finale against Vanderbilt

12/02/2011

Wake Forest vs Maryland

Wake Forest vs Maryland (11/19/2011)

12/02/2011

Wake Forest vs Vanderbilt (11/26/2011)

Wake Forest vs Vanderbilt (11/26/2011)

11/10/2011

Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame

Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame

10/29/2011

Wake Forest football at North Carolina, 2011

Wake Forest football at North Carolina, 2011

Looney Photo Gallery


2010 (Junior):
Started 10 games at left guard ... Missed games at NC State (Nov. 13) and vs. Clemson (Nov. 20) while recovering from a sprained ankle ... Led all offensive linemen with a grade of 84 percent for the season ... Fourth on the team with 30 knockdown blocks ... Graded out tops among O-linemen three times ... Graded at 86 percent vs. Presbyterian (Sept. 2), 88 percent at Maryland (Oct. 30) and 84 percent at Virginia Tech (Oct. 16).

2009 (Sophomore):
Started 11 of 12 games at left guard ... Was on the field for 734 snaps, the second-highest amount on the team ... Finished the year with a grade of 83 percent and 64 knockdown blocks ... Graded out second-best on the line at 90 percent vs. Stanford (Sept. 12) ... Led the team with a grade of 84 percent vs. Elon (Sept. 19) ... Graded out at 90 percent at Georgia Tech (Nov. 7) ... Was the team leader with a season-best nine knockdown blocks vs. Maryland (Oct. 10) ... Was on the field for a team-high 75 snaps against the Terps ... Also led the team in snaps against Clemson (72) and Miami (80) ... Preseason third team All-ACC selection by Athlon Sports.


2008 (True Freshman):
Was one of three true freshmen to see action for the Deacons in 2008 ... Teamed with Andrew Parker as rookie starters in three games during the season (at Miami; vs. Duke; vs. Boston College) ... Saw action as a reserve at left guard in the season opener ... Moved into the starting lineup vs. Miami (Oct. 25) and started the final seven games of the season ... Became a starter when center Trey Bailey broke his ankle against Maryland and Russell Nenon moved from left guard to center ... Saw his first collegiate action at Baylor (Aug. 28) and threw a key block on a TD run by Brandon Pendergrass ... Was involved in 615 offensive snaps on the season and graded out at 77.4 percent ... Had 55 knockdown blocks, the fourth-highest total on the club ... Played a season-high 75 snaps vs. Duke (Nov. 1) ... Logged 73 snaps and had a season-best 12 knockdown blocks vs. Virginia (Nov. 8) ... Also had double-figure knockdown blocks against Navy in the EagleBank Bowl with 10.5 ... Graded out at 90 percent against Baylor, his highest grade of the season.

High School:
Enrolled at Wake Forest in January of 2008 and participated in spring drills ... Considered one of the top offensive linemen in Florida ... Scout.com called Looney the 21st-best offensive tackle nationally and the No. 66 player coming out of Florida in 2008 ... Rivals.com ranked him 26th among guards and 56th in Florida ... Earned first team all-state honors in Class 6A from the Florida Sports Writers Association ... First team All-Palm Beach County by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel as a senior after earning second team all-state honors as a junior ... Member of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel Super 11 team ... Named the FACA All-District 17 offensive tackle ... Member of Prep Star's All-Southeast Region team ... Invited to the Outback Senior All-Star game for the top seniors in South Florida ... Selected to the Max Emfinger International All-American Bowl Game Classic in Jackson, MS where he was named the offensive line MVP ... Was considered the most dominating offensive lineman in the all-star game ... Four-year starter for Lake Worth for head coach Errick Lowe ... Averaged nearly 10 knockdown blocks per game as a senior ... Helped the Trojans to a 7-4 record in 2007 as Lake Worth finished second in its district.

Personal:
Majoring in history with a minor in sociology ... Son of Marilyn and James Looney ... His father played football at Louisville ... Born Aug. 31, 1990 ... Chose Wake Forest over Louisville, Rutgers, South Florida and West Virginia.

 

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