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Joe Cardona

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Height: 
6-3

Weight:

245

Age

25
Navy
3 Years Pro

2017 Season

stats

Joe Cardona was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fifth round (166th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

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Biography

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Joe Cardona was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fifth round (166th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

SEASONAL REVIEWS

2017 (8/0)

  • Handled long-snapping duties and assisted on one special teams tackle vs. Kansas City (9/7).
  • Contributed on special teams with a solo tackle while handling long-snapping duties in the victory at New Orleans (9/17).
  • Handled long-snapping duties and also contributed on special teams while assisting on one special teams tackle in the win vs. Houston (9/24).
  • Handled long-snapping duties while contributing on special teams units vs. Carolina (10/1) and in the victory at Tampa Bay (10/5).
  • Contributed on special teams with one special teams tackle while also handling long-snapping duties in the win at N.Y. Jets (10/15).
  • Handled long-snapping duties in the victory vs. Atlanta (10/22) and was commended by head coach Bill Belichick for organizing an effort amongst players and coaches to donate 200 game tickets to military members.
  • Handled long-snapping duties in the win vs. L.A. Chargers (10/29).

2016 (16/0, 3/0)

  • Handled long-snapping duties for all Patriots punts, field goals and extra points through all Patriots regular and postseason contests, including the Super Bowl LI victory vs. Atlanta (2/5). Posted three special teams tackles.
  • Recorded one special teams tackle in the win vs. Cincinnati (10/16).
  • Totaled one special teams tackle vs. Seattle (11/13).
  • Recorded one special teams tackle in the win vs. Los Angeles (12/4). 

2015 (16/0, 2/0)

  • Handled long-snapping duties for all punts and field goals through all 16 games of the regular season and both postseason contests.
  • Made his NFL debut in the win vs. Pittsburgh (9/10).
  • Recorded three special teams tackles at Denver (11/29).​

COLLEGE

  • Four-year player at long snapper and regarded as one of the top long snappers in the country.
  • Became only the second freshman to start at long snapper in program history.
  • Earned four letters.

EXTRA POINTS

  • Cardona graduated from the Naval Academy in 2015, where Bill Belichick’s father, Steve, served as an assistant football coach for 34 years.
  • Cardona is the third Navy alum drafted by the Patriots, joining Heisman Trophy winner and Winchester native Joe Bellino (1961) and Max Lane (1994).

PERSONAL

  • Son of Patrick and Margaret Cardona.
  • Two sport athlete who lettered twice in football and four years in lacrosse.
  • Named conference MVP as a midfielder for lacrosse team his senior year.
  • Commissioned as a Lieutenant (junior grade) in the Naval Reserves.
  • Majored in economics at Navy.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesdefense
seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2017NE1004220-0-----0-
2016NE1603120-0-----0-
2015NE1603300-0-----0-
TOTAL10640000---000

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
11@OAKW 33-80------------
10@DENW 41-160------------
8LACW 21-130------------
7ATLW 23-70------------
6@NYJW 24-171100-0-----0-
5@TBW 19-140------------
4CARL 30-330------------
3HOUW 36-331010-0-----0-
2@NOW 36-201100-0-----0-
1KCL 27-421010-0-----0-

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017NE104220-0-----
2016NE163120-0-----
2015NE163300-0-----
TOTAL 421064000000-0

preseason

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
108/10/2017JAXL 31-24100------------
208/19/2017@HOUL 23-27101100-0-----0-
308/25/2017@DETW 30-28100------------
408/31/2017NYGL 40-38100------------
TOTAL 401100-0-----0-

regular season

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
109/07/2017KCL 42-27101010-0-----0-
209/17/2017@NOW 36-20101100-0-----0-
309/24/2017HOUW 33-36101010-0-----0-
410/01/2017CARL 33-30100------------
510/05/2017@TBW 19-14100------------
610/15/2017@NYJW 24-17101100-0-----0-
710/22/2017ATLW 7-23100------------
810/29/2017LACW 13-21100------------
1011/12/2017@DENW 41-16100------------
1111/19/2017@OAKW 33-8100------------
TOTAL 1004220-0-----0-

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Atlanta Falcons10----------
Carolina Panthers10----------
Denver Broncos10----------
Houston Texans11010-0-----
Kansas City Chiefs11010-0-----
Los Angeles Chargers10----------
New Orleans Saints11100-0-----
New York Jets11100-0-----
Oakland Raiders10----------
Tampa Bay Buccaneers10----------

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division93120-0-----
vs AFC Teams63120-0-----
vs NFC Teams41100-0-----
vs Own Division11100-0-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
November20----------
October51100-0-----
September33120-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Estadio Azteca (Mexico City)10----------
Gillette Stadium52020-0-----
Mercedes-Benz Superdome11100-0-----
MetLife Stadium11100-0-----
Raymond James Stadium10----------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High10----------

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses21010-0-----
Wins83210-0-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)21010-0-----
Sundays83210-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass30----------
Turf74220-0-----

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games52020-0-----
Road Games52200-0-----

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead3210-0-----
Ahead by 1-8 Points2110-0-----
Ahead by 9-16 Points1100-0-----
Behind1010-0-----
Behind by 1-8 Points1010-0-----

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Half2110-0-----
2nd Half2110-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line3210-0-----
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line1010-0-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Quarter1010-0-----
2nd Quarter1100-0-----
4th Quarter2110-0-----
4th Quarter within 71100-0-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-742110-0-----
Margin 15+52110-0-----
Margin 8-1410----------