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Joe Fishback
Date of birth: November 29, 1967 (1967-11-29) (age 42)
Place of birth: Knoxville, Tennessee
Career information
Position(s): Cornerback
College: Carson-Newman University
Organizations
 As player:
1991-1992
1993
1994
Atlanta Falcons
New York Jets
Dallas Cowboys
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Joe Fishback (born November 29, 1967 in Knoxville, Tennessee)to Shirley Battle and Joe Fishback, Sr. He is a former professional football player who played cornerback for five seasons for the Atlanta Falcons, New York Jets, and Dallas Cowboys.

College

Earned All-American Honors at Carson-Newman (Jefferson City, TN) where he was a 3-year starter. Recorded 293 tackles and 11 INT (returned 3 for TD) during his career...was runner up in NAIA's Player of the Year voting and was named Conference "Defensive Player of the Year" in 1989. Member of NAIA Division I Champions 1986, 1988-89.

NFL career

Signed with the Jets as a Plan B AF on March 13, 1991. Played 14 games with Atlanta. Was a reserve DB (5 tackles) while excelling on special teams...Led Falcons with 24 tackles, 2 FR (punt and KO, the latter which he returned 16 yards for a TO Dec. 1 vs. GB) and partially blocked a punt. Was 3-29-9.7-19-0 as a KOR...named ATL's "Special Teams Player of the Week" 6 times. signed as a FA with ATL.1990 Injured his back n 3rd preseason game and spent the 1990 season on the GIA's IR list with a transverse process. Originally signed with the Giants as a FA. Played Special Teams as a part of the Dallas Cowboys 1994 Super Bowl XXVIII Championship Team.

Personal Life

Joe Fishback is married to Irish Howard, who is the Publisher of I Weekly Magazine.

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