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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
 As player:
Atlanta Falcons
New York Jets
Dallas Cowboys
Playing stats at

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.


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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