LAKE CHARLES - Kerry Joseph, a former McNeese State quarterback and a member of the university's Hall of Fame, is expected to be the starting quarterback for the Edmonton Eskimos on Friday in the Canadian Football League team's pre-season opening game.
At 37 years of age Joseph is vying for the No. 2 quarterbacking position on the team.
He has not started a game in the pro ranks since the 2009 season. Last year he was picked up at the tail end of the year by the Eskimos but did not see any action.
During his professional career the New Iberia native has played in the NFL and the CFL.
In 2007 he was named the player of the year in the CFL when he led Saskatchewan to the Grey Cup title.
As a quarterback at McNeese, Joseph set school and conference records during a four year career, leading the Cowboys to a 43-10 record and to two league titles. He concluded his career with 7,874 yards passing, 67 touchdowns passing and 9,674 yards total offense.
Among the awards he won were those for Southland Conference and Louisiana collegiate player of the year, McNeese MVP and Louisiana amateur athlete of the year.