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Grit and determination

It's pretty hard to ignore 6'4 278 pound <!--Default NodeId For Joe Tafoya is 722201,2003--><A HREF=[PlayerNode:722201]>Joe Tafoya</A>. With an aggressive hitting style that resulted in a career high 11 special teams tackles in 2002,this veteran player seems poised for the big time. While you may not be seeing any #99 jerseys on fans in the stands quite yet, don't be surprised if Tafoya makes an even greater impact this year.

"It's not about the fame, it is about pride, and about making a positive contribution on the field," Tafoya said. "I want to know that I am doing my best work each and every game." Tafoya earned early honors as a Blue Chip All-American while attending Pittsburg (Calif) High School. During his prep career, He achieved 105 tackles while also lettering in baseball and track. The youngest of three...

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