So what if his target had roughly four inches and 100 pounds on him? In his first game as a Seminole, Joyner showed early on that his natural instinct is square up and unload on any ball carrier in his tackle-range zip code.
"That’s why you wear helmets and shoulder pads," said Joyner, who played cornerback in all 14 of FSU’s games last year. "To hit people hard."
With that first big hit as the jumping off point, Joyner would move through his freshman campaign with several more bone-jarring blasts and the occasional personal foul flag -- and bruised opponent -- that came as a direct result.