Joel Filani
Joel Filani


Phoenix, Ariz.

High School:
Paradise Valley

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 216

Wide Receiver



Texas Tech vs. Baylor

Texas Tech vs. Baylor

Ended last season on strong note and is penciled in as starter at Z receiver slot ... tall, rangy receiver with good hands and speed.

2005 - All-Big 12 First Team ... leads Big 12 with 89.2 yards per game ... teamed with Hodges on Tech's top five QB/WR tandems list with eight touchdowns ... grabbed six receptions for 82 yards in win over Oklahoma ... two receptions for 52 yards, including a long of 36, at Oklahoma State ... three catches for 57 yards against Texas A&M ... also had an 11-yard gain on a reverse ... grabbed four receptions for 50 yards in the win at Baylor ... led the team with 82 yards and a touchdown on nine receptions at Texas ... set the school single-game receiving yardage record with 255 against Kansas State ... also caught 10 passes and scored on a three-yard pass from Hodges ... SBC Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 10) ... hauled in three touchdown receptions against Nebraska, including game winner with 12 seconds to play ... finished with career highs in receptions (11) and receiving yards (163) ... eight of 11 receptions went for first downs ... grabbed five receptions for 53 yards in win over Kansas ... finished the ISU game with a team-high five receptions and 57 yards and a touchdown ... one of two receivers to score two touchdowns against Sam Houston State ... finished the game with three receptions for 63 yards, including long of 41 ... touchdown receptions both were 11 yards from Hodges ... started at the Z receiver position on the outside against FIU ... grabbed four receptions for 78 yards, a 19.5 yard per catch average ... rushed once on a reverse for four yards.

2004 - Outstanding sophomore campaign ... caught 12 passes for 310 yards and two touchdowns ... led team with 17.2 yards per reception ... saved the best for last ... posted career highs in receptions (5), receiving yards (144) and longest reception (60) in bowl win over fourth-ranked California ... also caught second touchdown pass of career ... 60-yard scoring strike came on second play of third quarter and put Tech ahead 31-14 ... caught one pass for 19 yards in regular-season finale against Oklahoma State ... reception set up Tech at the OSU 33 on the scoring drive ... grabbed one reception for eight yards against Texas A&M ... caught one pass for 24 yards to set up go-ahead touchdown at end of first half against Baylor ... caught a career-long 40-yard pass in the first quarter to set up a Tech score in road win at Kansas State ... grabbed two receptions for seven yards against Nebraska ... also had two rushes for 13 yards ... caught two passes for 13 yards at Oklahoma ... recorded a reception for six yards in win over TCU ... caught one pass for 15 yards at New Mexico ... saw first start and first significant action of career at SMU ... caught three passes for 34 yards and first collegiate touchdown ... caught one pass all of last season ... scored on 15-yard strike from Cumbie down the middle.

2003 - Played in all 13 games ... finished the season with one reception for nine yards and two carries for seven yards ... Baylor - rushed one time for two yards ... Texas A&M - one reception for nine yards and five yards on a carry.

2002 - Redshirt season.

High School - Paradise Valley High School in Phoenix, Ariz. ... First-Team All-Arizona ... selected to play in the Arizona High School All-Star Game ... former Tech defensive line coach Ron Harris was an assistant at Paradise Valley High School from 1996-99 ... caught 40 passes for 653 yards and eight touchdowns last season ... also rushed for 559 yards and five TDs on 62 attempts and ran up 623 yards and four TDs on 16 kickoff returns ... recruited by Washington State, Colorado State ... High School Coach: Donnie Yantis.

Personal - Joel O. Filani ... born December 8, 1983, in Tempe, Ariz. ... son of Esther and David Filani ... has three older siblings, Pearl, Joseph and Joshua ... majoring in business.


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