2011: Started all 13 games at left guard ... first-team All-Big South ... blocked for a scoring offense that ranked second in FCS (38.0 ppg), arushing attack that ranked fourth (267.31) and a total offense that ranked eighth (441.62)... preseason All-Big South by Phil Steele's College Football Review.
2010: Started all 11 games at left tackle ... helped block for a rushing attack that was ninth in FCS with 218 yards per game and produced two 1,000-yard rushers.
2009: Played in 10 games in his first season along the offensive line ... in the regular rotation at left tackle ... started four games there ... helped block for a rushing attack that ranked 30th in the nation and third in the conference ... part of a line that allowed just 1.36 sacks per game to rank among the top 24 in the nation.
Prior to Stony Brook: Member of the team at the University of Maryland for two years ... did not see game action in 2008 ... redshirted as a freshman in 2007.
High School: A 2007 graduate of Freehold Township High School in New Jersey ... a two-year starter and three-year letterwinner along the offensive line ... did not allow any sacks his senior season ... earned first team All-Shore and All-Group 4 honors, as well as third team all-state in 2006 ... a three-year letterwinner on the basketball team.
Personal: Born Joe Faiella on February 8, 1989 in Freehold, New Jersey ... son of Ralph and Theresa Faiella ... brother, Matt, is a sophomore fullback at Stony Brook ... father played football at Lycoming College.