5 Joe Protheroe
5 - Joe Protheroe
Height: 5-11
Weight: 230
Year: Sr
Hometown: Concord, CA
High School: Clayton Valley Charter HS
Position: FB
Experience: 4V
gp 11
yds 1810
yds/g 164.5
td 13

Opens Fall Camp No. 1 on the preseason depth chart at fullback, backed up by Trey Nahhas ... 2018 STATS FCS Preseason All-America Second Team ... named to Big Sky's Preseason All-Conference Team for the second year in a row ... named to Hero Sports' 2018 Preseason Football Championship Subdivision All-America third team ... listed No. 5 on a countdown of the 10 best running backs in the FCS compiled by Athlon Contributor Network.

2017 -- Started first two games of senior season before he was sidelined early in San Jose State contest and missed rest of season ... granted medical redshirt ... rushed for 139 yards on career-high 39 carries against Colgate, scoring once on a seven-yard run in the fourth quarter ... was his 14th career 100-yard game as a Mustang ... added nine yards on 25 trips before the injury in the San Jose State contest ... enters final season No. 8 on the career list with 2,461 yards ... a 1,000-yard season would lift him to No. 4 ... named to 2017 All-Big Sky Conference Preseason Team ... two carries for 10 yards in 2018 Spring Game.

2016 -- Cal Poly’s 20th 1,000-yard rusher for a single season, amassing 1,334 yards and 13 touchdowns in 11 games ... No. 5 on Cal Poly’s all-time single-season rushing list ... named team’s most valuable offensive back … postseason honors also include first-team All-American honors by STATS FCS and Hero Sports and first-team All-Big Sky Conference for the second straight year … eight 100-yard games as a junior and 13 for his Mustang career ... career-high 217 yards on 31 carries and two touchdowns in win at South Dakota State ... also rushed for 168 yards at Sacramento State … 122 yards on 26 carries and two touchdowns on a sloppy field in playoff game against San Diego ... seven receptions for 139 yards and a pair of touchdowns ... has nine career catches but has never caught multiple passes in a single game ... made 11 starts, missing the North Dakota game ... 76-yard run for a touchdown at South Dakota State ... 55-yard reception for score against Montana ... named to 2016 All-Big Sky Conference Preseason Team … nine carries for 35 yards in 2017 Spring Game.

2015 -- A breakthrough sophomore campaign with 779 yards and six touchdowns on the ground en route to first-team All-Big Sky Conference and third-team STATS FCS All-American accolades ... four 100-yard games in his first five contests of the year ... played in nine games with seven starts, missing the Idaho State and Southern Utah games with minor injuries ... season-high 156 yards and one touchdown on 27 carries against Montana State ... also rushed for 130 yards and one score at Arizona State, 121 yards and two touchdowns at Eastern Washington and 112 yards at Montana … averaged 4.6 yards per carry for the season ... also made single catches against Montana State and UC Davis ... his first collegiate start was the 20-19 win at Montana on Alex Vega's 49-yard field goal with four seconds left ... rushed seven times for nine yards in 2016 Spring Game, capping opening drive with three-yard touchdown run.

2014 -- Played in all 12 games as a true freshman reserve fullback behind Brandon Howe ... rushed for 184 yards on 29 carries (6.3 yards per carry) and two touchdowns ... scored both touchdowns against Sacramento State on runs of 62 and 2 yards ... season-high 72 yards on just four carries in Sacramento State game ... added 32 yards on five trips at Idaho State ... made five tackles on special teams ... rushed seven times for 25 yards in 2015 Spring Game ... also caught one pass for 15 yards ... earned spot on 2014 Big Sky Conference All-Academic Football Team.

2013 -- Signed a National Letter of Intent in February 2013 but delayed his arrival at Cal Poly and his five-year clock by one year as a grayshirt, arriving in time for 2014 Fall Camp.

High School -- Protheroe was the third-leading rusher in California in 2012 season, gaining a school-record 3,014 yards on 234 carries and scoring 34 touchdowns under head coach Tim Murphy at Clayton Valley Charter High School in Concord ... averaging 215.3 yards per game and 12.9 yards per carry, he also caught one pass for a touchdown and returned a kickoff 94 yards against Rancho Cotate for another score, scoring 222 total points in his senior season ... a team captain, Protheroe surpassed the 100-yard mark in all 14 games of his senior season, leading the Eagles to a 12-2 overall mark, a Diablo Valley Athletic League title, the CIF-North Coast Section Division 2 championship -- their first section title in five tries -- and a berth in the semifinals of the California state Division II playoffs, where the Eagles fell 27-24 to Oakdale ... cracked the 200-yard mark seven times, including 427 yards on 25 carries and five touchdowns against Dublin and 306 yards on 17 trips and three scores versus Vintage ... caught nine passes for 154 yards and, as a defensive back, made 63 tackles (45 solo), intercepted four passes and broke up three others ... postseason honors include Offensive Player of the Year by the Bay Area News Group, MaxPreps All-NorCal, San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro First Team, Contra Costa Times All-East Bay Team, CIF-North Coast Section Player of the Year and Diablo Valley Athletic League MVP ... as a junior in 2011, rushed for 1,062 yards on 202 carries and scored 14 touchdowns with four 100-yard-plus games, caught 19 passes for 206 yards and two scores and notched 76 tackles and three interceptions en route to first-team All-Diablo Valley Athletic League honors as a running back and safety ... was an All-DVAL first-team running back and second-team safety as a sophomore, rushing for 510 yards and six touchdowns, catching eight passes for 102 yards and one score and garnering 29 yards and one interception on defense ... in addition to Cal Poly, Protheroe also received an offer from Sacramento State and was recruited as a walk-on by San Jose State, Fresno State, Montana State and Oregon ... chose Cal Poly because of “the coaching staff, the team, the education and the atmosphere.”

Personal -- Son of Patrick Protheroe and Mary Grace Hall ... one brother, Michael, one half-brother, John, and one half-sister, Janae ... married to Ashley Protheroe and they have two daughters, Jolene (3) and Jordyn (22 months) with one more (Joelle) on the way ... enjoys playing Pokemon and Madden and is a Fortnite junkie ... wants to play in the NFL or start a business ... born June 20, 1994, in Concord, Calif. ... majors in sociology.

Recent Games
Oct 6 at Sacramento State W, 41-27
Oct 20 UC Davis L, 52-10
Oct 27 at Northern Arizona W, 38-28
Nov 3 at Montana State L, 49-42
Nov 10 Idaho State W, 37-14
Nov 17 Southern Utah W, 38-24
Statistics category Overall Conf
Rushes 363 284
Yards 1810 1465
Yards per game 164.5 183.1
Yards per rush 5.0 5.2
Touchdowns 13 9
Fumbles 4 3
Fumbles lost 3 2
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Sep 1 at North Dakota St. L, 49-3 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 8 Weber State L, 24-17 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 Brown W, 44-15 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 22 at Eastern Washington L, 70-17 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 29 Montana L, 48-28 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 at Sacramento State W, 41-27 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 20 UC Davis L, 52-10 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 27 at Northern Arizona W, 38-28 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 at Montana State L, 49-42 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 Idaho State W, 37-14 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 17 Southern Utah W, 38-24 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Sep 1 at North Dakota St. L, 49-3 14 57 4.1 12 0 - -
Sep 8 Weber State L, 24-17 22 60 2.7 14 1 - -
Sep 14 Brown W, 44-15 43 228 5.3 26 3 1 1
Sep 22 at Eastern Washington L, 70-17 34 176 5.2 52 0 - -
Sep 29 Montana L, 48-28 35 139 4.0 11 3 1 0
Oct 6 at Sacramento State W, 41-27 32 128 4.0 21 1 - -
Oct 20 UC Davis L, 52-10 33 147 4.5 35 1 1 1
Oct 27 at Northern Arizona W, 38-28 39 217 5.6 45 1 1 1
Nov 3 at Montana State L, 49-42 36 215 6.0 70 2 - -
Nov 10 Idaho State W, 37-14 41 260 6.3 48 1 - -
Nov 17 Southern Utah W, 38-24 34 183 5.4 24 0 - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Sep 1 at North Dakota St. L, 49-3 - - - - - - -
Sep 8 Weber State L, 24-17 - - - - - - -
Sep 14 Brown W, 44-15 1 1 1.0 1 0 1 1
Sep 22 at Eastern Washington L, 70-17 - - - - - - -
Sep 29 Montana L, 48-28 - - - - - 1 0
Oct 6 at Sacramento State W, 41-27 - - - - - - -
Oct 20 UC Davis L, 52-10 1 3 3.0 3 0 1 1
Oct 27 at Northern Arizona W, 38-28 - - - - - 1 1
Nov 3 at Montana State L, 49-42 - - - - - - -
Nov 10 Idaho State W, 37-14 2 17 8.5 11 0 - -
Nov 17 Southern Utah W, 38-24 1 11 11.0 11 0 - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Sep 1 at North Dakota St. L, 49-3 - - - - - 0
Sep 8 Weber State L, 24-17 - - - - - 0
Sep 14 Brown W, 44-15 - - - - - 0
Sep 22 at Eastern Washington L, 70-17 - - - - - 0
Sep 29 Montana L, 48-28 - - - - - 0
Oct 6 at Sacramento State W, 41-27 - - - - - 0
Oct 20 UC Davis L, 52-10 - - - - - 0
Oct 27 at Northern Arizona W, 38-28 - - - - - 0
Nov 3 at Montana State L, 49-42 - - - - - 0
Nov 10 Idaho State W, 37-14 - - - - - 0
Nov 17 Southern Utah W, 38-24 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Sep 1 at North Dakota St. L, 49-3 - - - - - - - -
Sep 8 Weber State L, 24-17 - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 Brown W, 44-15 - - - - - - - -
Sep 22 at Eastern Washington L, 70-17 - - - - - - - -
Sep 29 Montana L, 48-28 - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 at Sacramento State W, 41-27 - - - - - - - -
Oct 20 UC Davis L, 52-10 - - - - - - - -
Oct 27 at Northern Arizona W, 38-28 - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 at Montana State L, 49-42 - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 Idaho State W, 37-14 - - - - - - - -
Nov 17 Southern Utah W, 38-24 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Sep 1 at North Dakota St. L, 49-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 8 Weber State L, 24-17 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 Brown W, 44-15 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 22 at Eastern Washington L, 70-17 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 29 Montana L, 48-28 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 at Sacramento State W, 41-27 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 20 UC Davis L, 52-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 27 at Northern Arizona W, 38-28 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 at Montana State L, 49-42 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 Idaho State W, 37-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 17 Southern Utah W, 38-24 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Sep 1 at North Dakota St. L, 49-3 1 57 - - - 57
Sep 8 Weber State L, 24-17 1 60 - - - 60
Sep 14 Brown W, 44-15 1 228 1 - - 229
Sep 22 at Eastern Washington L, 70-17 1 176 - - - 176
Sep 29 Montana L, 48-28 1 139 - - - 139
Oct 6 at Sacramento State W, 41-27 1 128 - - - 128
Oct 20 UC Davis L, 52-10 1 147 3 - - 150
Oct 27 at Northern Arizona W, 38-28 1 217 - - - 217
Nov 3 at Montana State L, 49-42 1 215 - - - 215
Nov 10 Idaho State W, 37-14 1 260 17 - - 277
Nov 17 Southern Utah W, 38-24 1 183 11 - - 194
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Sep 1 at North Dakota St. L, 49-3 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 8 Weber State L, 24-17 6 1 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 14 Brown W, 44-15 18 3 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 22 at Eastern Washington L, 70-17 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 29 Montana L, 48-28 18 3 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 6 at Sacramento State W, 41-27 6 1 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 20 UC Davis L, 52-10 6 1 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 27 at Northern Arizona W, 38-28 6 1 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 3 at Montana State L, 49-42 12 2 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 10 Idaho State W, 37-14 6 1 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 17 Southern Utah W, 38-24 0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Sep 1 at North Dakota St. L, 49-3 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 8 Weber State L, 24-17 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 Brown W, 44-15 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 22 at Eastern Washington L, 70-17 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 29 Montana L, 48-28 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 at Sacramento State W, 41-27 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 20 UC Davis L, 52-10 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 27 at Northern Arizona W, 38-28 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 at Montana State L, 49-42 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 Idaho State W, 37-14 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 17 Southern Utah W, 38-24 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2014-15 12 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2015-16 9 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2017-18 2 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2018-19 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Total 45 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2014-15 12 29 184 15.3 6.3 2 62 - -
2015-16 9 169 779 86.6 4.6 6 36 2 2
2016-17 11 252 1334 121.3 5.3 13 76 3 2
2017-18 2 48 164 82.0 3.4 1 10 - -
2018-19 11 363 1810 164.5 5.0 13 70 4 3
Total 45 861 4271 94.9 5.0 35 76 9 7
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2014-15 12 - - - - - - -
2015-16 9 2 0.2 14 1.6 7.0 0 16
2016-17 11 7 0.6 139 12.6 19.9 2 55
2017-18 2 - - - - - - -
2018-19 11 5 0.5 32 2.9 6.4 0 11
Total 45 14 0.3 185 4.1 13.2 2 55
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2014-15 12 - - - - - - - 0
2015-16 9 - - - - - - - 0
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 2 - - - - - - - 0
2018-19 11 - - - - - - - 0
Total 45 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2014-15 12 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 9 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 2 - - - - - - - -
2018-19 11 - - - - - - - -
Total 45 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2014-15 - - - - - - - - - -
2015-16 - - - - - - - - - -
2016-17 - - - - - - - - - -
2017-18 - - - - - - - - - -
2018-19 - - - - - - - - - -
Total - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2014-15 12 184 - - - 184 15.3
2015-16 9 779 14 - - 793 88.1
2016-17 11 1334 139 - - 1473 133.9
2017-18 2 164 - - - 164 82.0
2018-19 11 1810 32 - - 1842 167.5
Total 45 4271 185 - - 4456 99.0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2014-15 12 1.0 2 - - - - - - - - 0
2015-16 36 4.0 6 0 - - - - - - - 0
2016-17 90 8.2 13 2 - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 6 3.0 1 - - - - - - - - 0
2018-19 78 7.1 13 0 - - - - - - - 0
Total 222 4.9 35 2 - - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2014-15 12 4 1 5.0 .4 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 9 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 11 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 2 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2018-19 11 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Total 45 4 1 5.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 8 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
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September 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 11 363 1810 164.5 5.0 13 70 4 3
Conference 8 284 1465 183.1 5.2 9 70 3 2
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 208 1017 169.5 4.9 9 48 3 2
Away 5 155 793 158.6 5.1 4 70 1 1
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 5 189 1016 203.2 5.4 6 48 2 2
Losses 6 174 794 132.3 4.6 7 70 2 1
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September 5 148 660 132.0 4.5 7 52 2 1
October 3 104 492 164.0 4.7 3 45 2 2
November 3 111 658 219.3 5.9 3 70 - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 11 5 0.5 32 2.9 6.4 0 11
Conference 8 4 0.5 31 3.9 7.8 0 11
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 5 0.8 32 5.3 6.4 0 11
Away 5 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 5 4 0.8 29 5.8 7.3 0 11
Losses 6 1 0.2 3 0.5 3.0 0 3
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September 5 1 0.2 1 0.2 1.0 0 1
October 3 1 0.3 3 1.0 3.0 0 3
November 3 3 1.0 28 9.3 9.3 0 11
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 11 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 8 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 6 - - - - - - - 0
Away 5 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 5 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 6 - - - - - - - 0
-
September 5 - - - - - - - 0
October 3 - - - - - - - 0
November 3 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 11 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 5 - - - - - - - -
Losses 6 - - - - - - - -
-
September 5 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -
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September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 11 1810 32 - - 1842 167.5
Conference 8 1465 31 - - 1496 187.0
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
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Home 6 1017 32 - - 1049 174.8
Away 5 793 - - - 793 158.6
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
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Wins 5 1016 29 - - 1045 209.0
Losses 6 794 3 - - 797 132.8
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September 5 660 1 - - 661 132.2
October 3 492 3 - - 495 165.0
November 3 658 28 - - 686 228.7
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 78 7.1 13 0 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 54 6.8 9 0 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
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Home 54 9.0 9 0 - - - - - - - 0
Away 24 4.8 4 - - - - - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
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Wins 36 7.2 6 0 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 42 7.0 7 0 - - - - - - - 0
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September 42 8.4 7 0 - - - - - - - 0
October 18 6.0 3 0 - - - - - - - 0
November 18 6.0 3 0 - - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 11 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
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Home 6 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
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Wins 5 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Losses 6 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
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September 5 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -