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#10 Joseph Ngata

Joseph Ngata - Football - Clemson University Athletics
Folsom, Calif.
High School:
Folsom HS

Entered 2021 credited with 24 receptions for 323 yards and three receiving touchdowns in 426 snaps over 22 games (three starts) … also averaged 23.2 yards on 14 kickoff returns prior to 2020.

2021: Had a career day vs. No. 5 Georgia, setting career marks in receptions (six) and receiving yards (110) to collect team offensive player of the week honors … added three catches for 51 yards vs. SC State … caught two passes for 25 yards vs. Georgia Tech.

2020: Caught seven passes for 83 yards in 122 snaps over seven games (three starts) while battling injury for much of the year … caught three passes for 48 yards at Wake Forest … limited by an abdominal injury vs. The Citadel and vs. Virginia … held out as a precaution vs. No. 7 Miami … caught a six-yard pass at Georgia Tech … gained 15 yards on two catches vs. Syracuse … caught a 14-yard pass at No. 4 Notre Dame.

2019: Recorded 17 catches for 240 yards and three receiving touchdowns in 304 snaps over 15 games … also averaged 23.2 yards on 14 kickoff returns … caught a 12-yard pass in his collegiate debut vs. Georgia Tech … added a 25-yard reception vs. No. 12 Texas A&M … posted a 25-yard kickoff return at Syracuse … caught his first career touchdown pass vs. Charlotte, catching a 37-yard score from Chase Brice while leading Clemson in receptions (three) and receiving yards (62) … averaged 37.5 yards on two kickoff returns at North Carolina, sharing team special teams player of the game honors … caught two passes for 35 yards vs. Florida State … contributed a six-yard touchdown reception and averaged 30.5 yards on two kickoff returns at Louisville, sharing team special teams player of the game honors … gained 21 yards on three catches vs. Boston College … caught an eight-yard pass vs. Wofford … added two receptions for 17 yards at NC State … recorded 42 yards and a touchdown on two receptions vs. Wake Forest … caught an 11-yard pass in Fiesta Bowl vs. No. 2 Ohio State.

Before Clemson: Ranked as a five-star recruit by, which listed him as the 21st-best overall player in the nation, fourth-best player from the state of California and fifth-best wide receiver … 247Sports ranked Ngata as 39th-best overall player, the ninth-best from California and eighth-best wide receiver … listed as 28th-best overall player in the nation by Tom Lemming … rated him as its No. 159 overall player … led his team to the state championship each of his final two years … led Folsom High in the 2018 state championship victory on Dec. 14 with nine receptions for 103 yards and a score … his touchdown catch with under two minutes left sent the game into overtime … team finished 14-1 in 2018 … for his high school career, had 188 receptions for 3,682 yards and 55 touchdowns … team had a 39-3 record in his three years on the varsity … had a touchdown catch in 36 of 42 career games … also had 17-yard average on rushing plays (17-236) … in 2018, had 66 catches for 1,272 yards and 22 scores, a 19.3-yard average … had six 100-yard receiving games … caught a touchdown in each of his last 10 games and 13 of the 15 games in 2018 … added 8-86 rushing … in 2017, had career-high 81 receptions for 1,777 yards and 26 scores … averaged 22 yards per catch … led team to a 16-0 record with seven 100-yard receiving games, including two games with at least 200 yards … had 12-202 against Oakdale High in 2017 … had 8-213 and career high four touchdowns against St. Mary’s in 2017 … caught at least one TD pass in 14 of 16 games … had 41-633 receiving and seven touchdowns as a sophomore … had 9-139 receiving in his first career high school game in 2016 … had a touchdown catch in seven of 11 games in 2016 … played his high school football at Folsom High School for Kris Richardson … primary Clemson recruiter was Jeff Scott … will be first Clemson signee from California to matriculate to Clemson since Bobby Forbes in 1991 … attended same high school as Washington quarterback Jake Browning … wore No. 10 in high school … will play in All-American Bowl … committed to Clemson on July 28, 2018 … enrolled at Clemson in January 2019.

Personal: Born Jan. 9, 2001 … majoring in psychology … last name pronounced: enn-GOT-uh.