Boca native, FAU grad Joseph has chance to kick for Dolphins

Greg Joseph laces up his cleats at FAU. (WPEC)

If you think making it in the NFL is hard, try making it in the NFL, as a kicker.

There are only 32 of them - and some kick for decades.

But one local leg is getting big chance, right here in South Florida. Greg Joseph went to high school at American Heritage in Delray, and has been FAU's starting kicker for the last four years - kicking 57 field goals and 165 extra points for the Owls. Joseph was born in South Africa, but grew up in Boca Raton, and his hometown team, is giving him a shot. The Dolphins were one of a few teams that offered him a chance as a rookie free agent - but the proximity to home, and a realistic chance to win the job, was why picking Miami was a no-brainer.

Joseph reports to the Dolphins next week. He will battle Jason Sanders for the starting kicking position. The Dolphins drafted the University of New Mexico product in the 7th round of last week's NFL Draft.

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