College: Colorado State
Birthday: July 26, 1982
Give Joel Dreessen the chance, and he will make a big play. Last year he took advantage of a blown assignment by the Cal defense that left him alone to score on an 85-yard catch and run. Against Miami of Ohio, he caught a pass 28 yards downfield and rumbled another 40 yards to the endzone.
A starter since his sophomore season, Dreessen plays the H-back in Colorado State’s double tight end offense. That position has him lining up in a variety of alignments, including tight end, wingback, and fullback. Dreessen moves very well for a player of his size and is a willing blocker. A team leader and an excellent student, he also handles the long snapping duties for the Rams.
Dreessen missed four games last year with an abdominal strain but reportedly has fully healed. While he is solid in nearly every aspect of the position, he lacks the special qualities that make an elite prospect stand out from the pack. Dreessen is also shorter than the prototype tight end.
Dreessen’s toughness, consistency, and versatility are his greatest assets. His ability to contribute as a long snapper also enhances his value.
(profile written by Warren DeLuca
Joel Dreessen’s 2003 Stats G CTH YDS AVG TD 9 29 323 11.1 3 Joel Dreessen Home
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