2009 (Sophomore): Walk-on offensive lineman played all 12 games, primarily on special teams, as sophomore in 2009 to earn second letter... Played special teams every game, saw action as reserve lineman in win over Northwestern State in third game.
2008 (Redshirt Freshman): Walk-on played all 12 games as special teams player and backup offensive tackle as redshirt freshman in 2008, earned first letter... Named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for fall 2008... Regular special teams player, saw snaps on the offensive line in four games (vs. Northwestern State, vs. Washington State, vs. Iowa State vs. Texas A&M).
2007 (True Freshman): Joined program as walk-on and elected to sit out season as redshirt... Dressed for five games but did not see any game action... Spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll member.
High School: Churchill High School, San Antonio, Texas... Two-year letterman along Chargers' offensive line... Earned All-District 26-5A honors as senior... Played in 2007 San Antonio East-West All-Star Game... Led team in pancake blocks as junior and senior with 19 and 29, respectively... Started every game (21) over final two prep seasons... Academic all-state honoree played for coach Carl Gustafson at District 26-5A school.
Personal: Son of George and Susan Korbel, Joseph Lawrence Korbel was born May 30, 1989, in San Antonio, Texas... Father played football at St. John's (Minn.), mother swam at Cornell (N.Y.)... Enjoys music... Majoring in real estate.