Member of Baylor's football team ... Did not see action as a non-medical redshirt.
Prepped at Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas ... Earned four letters for head coach George Proctor ... Led Smithson Valley to a 28-8 overall record, including a 12-2 mark and a second-place finish in District 26-5A ... Team reached state semifinals ... Earned all-state and Greater San Antonio Super Team honors ... Also selected first-team all-district ... Three-time academic all-district honoree ... Also played defensive end for Ranger football team ... A member of the 2004 Texas Football Top 300 ... 2004 Waco Tribune-Herald top 100 selection ... Ranked No. 2 on the San Antonio Express-News' area top 10 and No. 40 on its state top 50 lists ... Named 2004-05 Boys High School Athlete of the Year by the San Antonio Express-News ... Tallied 197 tackles and six fumble recoveries as a senior linebacker en route to San Antonio Express-News defensive player of the year honors ... Two-time first-team all-district performer also earned a pair of All-San Antonio awards ... Helped the Rangers to a 2004 Class 5A Division II runner-up finish, a 13-3 record and was rewarded with Associated Press honorable mention Class 5A all-state honors ... National Honor Society member.
Full name is Joseph Charles Pawelek ... Born Dec. 8, 1986, in Corpus Christi, Texas ... Son of Mike and Judy Pawelek ... Selected Baylor over Houston and Washington State ... 2005 Fall Big 12 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll.