57   Townsend, Joe

Height: 6'4
Weight: 285
Class: Alumni

Birthday: 3/15/1993
GPA: 2.80
Favorite Class: English 10
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Gilbert
What Does Commando Football Mean To You: Working hard for on another. You have to love doing the hard stuff. Most of all you have to love what its about and have fun with it.

Joe had a great 4 year career as a COMMANDO and signed a scholarship with Vanderbilt University to continue his football career in college.  He was a two way starter his entire career, and is one of the most productive defensive lineman every to come through the program while being consistent on the offensive line as well.  He was selected to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association ‘5A All-State Team’ as a defensive lineman his senior year.  Along with being an All-State player, Joe was named ‘Co-Defensive Player of the Year’ for Sumner County with teammate Whit Gray, named to the ‘2010 All-Midstate Team’, the ‘Dandy Dozen’ (Middle Tennessee top 12 college prospects), voted the ‘Most Valuable Defensive Lineman’ for District 9-AAA, and was voted a ‘Team Captain’ along with Elijah Howell, Whit Gray, and Troy Dye for 2010 as voted on by his teammates.  Joe also played in the ‘2010 Tennessee East/West All-Star Classic’.  Was voted the 'Most Valuable Defensive Player' for District 9-AAA in 2009.  Was also selected as a ‘1st team All-County’ performer in both 2009 and 2010 and was ‘2nd team All-County’ as a sophomore in 2008.  Won the teams 'Most Valuable Lineman' award his junior year in 2009 which is voted on by his teammates.  He is a very dedicated worker in the weightroom and was the teams’ strongest player with his maxes totaling well over 1,300 lbs.  Won the trophy for the 'Best Bench' and 'Best Lifter' at the teams 2010 Lift-A-Thon.  Also had the teams top Incline, and was tied for the teams top Power Clean.  He tied the Iron Bunker record for the bench press with 355 lbs.  Ended career with 228 tackles, 10 sacks, 28 QB hurries, 19 tackles for loss, 2 pass knock downs, 1 touchdown, 7 forced fumbles, 5 fumble recoveries, and 1 blocked field goal.  His 109 tackles in 2010 is the 5th best total in COMMANDO football history.  Joe in an irreplaceable player and his presence in the trenches will be missed by the COMMANDOS.

2010-The leader in the trenches for HHS, Joe was a starting offensive tackle and defensive lineman for the entire season.  Had an excellent senior season finishing with 109 tackles (5th all time in HHS history), and was named Sumner County’s ‘Defensive Player of the Year’ with teammate Whit Gray, ‘1st Team All-State’, ‘Most Valuable Defensive Lineman’ for District 9-AAA, ‘All Mid-State’, and ‘Team Captain’.  Was selected to play in the ‘East/West All-Star Classic’ as well.  Recorded tackles in 14 of the teams 15 games, and led team in tackles in 4 games including the State Championship Game.  Had sacks in 8 different games.  Led team in tackles when HHS played Wilson Central, both Gallatin games, and the Columbia game.  Had a season high 10 tackles in the regular season Gallatin game and the State Championship Game versus Columbia.  In addition to his 10 tackles against Columbia in the State Championship Game, he also had 3 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 3 QB hurries, and scored the teams’ only touchdown; the TD came as teammate Taylor Bozeman picked up a fumble that was caused by Conner Kant and pitched it to Joe; Joe would race the remaining 20 yards to find the endzone.  Along with his 109 tackles, he had 8 tackles for loss, 9 sacks, 14 QB hurries, 2 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries,2 knocked down passes, and 1 blocked field goal.  The blocked field goal came in the Semi-Final game versus Ridgeway as they were attempting to take the lead in the 4th Quarter.  The COMMANDOS held on to win the game by 2 points.  Had multiple sacks in both Gallatin games, and recorded a career best 4 QB hurries in the teams’ homecoming victory over LaVergne.

2009-Was voted 'Most Valuable Lineman' by his teammates, voted as 'Most Valuable Defensive Player' for District 9-AAA, and was 1st team All-County selection.  Started on both sides of the ball on the defensive line and at offensive tackle.  Ended season with 61 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 3 QB hurries, 3 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries.  Recorded at least 1 tackles in all 11 games including a career high 14 tackles in the COMMANDOS 31-0 victory over rival Gallatin.  Led team in tackles in 2 games with 10 versus Station Camp and 14 versus Gallatin.  Had 3 tackles for loss against Station Camp, and also had tackles for loss against Beech and Gallatin.  His sack came against Lebanon.  Had 2 QB hurries versus LaVergne and 1 against Lebanon.  Forced fumbles in games against  Hunters Lane, Station Camp, and Gallatin.  Recovered fumbles against Lebanon and Wilson Central. 

2008-One of the teams’ most productive lineman.  Started on both sides of the ball at Offensive Tackle and Defensive Tackle.  Recorded at least 2 tackles in all 12 games for the Region 5 Champion COMMANDOS.  Ended season with 58 tackles, 11 QB Hurries, 6 tackles for loss, and 2 forced fumbles.  Led team in tackles in both the McGavock and Antioch games with 8 and 6 tackles respectively.  Had a tackle for loss in 6 different games.  Had 2 QB Hurries against McGavock, Antioch, and Franklin; forced fumbles against Beech and McGavock.  Had a season high 9 tackles including 1 for loss in the COMMANDOS 24-21 victory over rival Gallatin.  Was selected to be a part of the 2nd team All-County team.

2007-Two way starter for the Freshman team.  Had a very productive year on both the Offensive and the Defensive Line.

-Member of the HHS Track & Field Team in 2010

-Member of HHS Basketball team in 2007 & 2008

Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Total Solo Asst Sack SFTY Hurries TFL YL Ints Passes Defensed DTD FF FR
228 152 76 10 0 28 19 111 0 2 1 7 5

Overall FGs PAT Kickoffs
Blk Lng FG Att FGM Pct XP Att XPM Pct KO Avg Ret Avg
1 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0 -

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Austin Hamblin

Height: 6'0
Weight: 260
Class: Senior
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8/17 Blackman Home -
8/24 Centennial Away -
8/31 Station Camp Home -
9/7 Beech Away -
9/14 Lebanon Home -
9/21 Franklin Away -
9/28 Wilson Central (HC) Home -
10/5 Gallatin Home -
10/12 BYE Home -
10/19 Rossview Away -
10/26 Mt. Juliet Away -
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