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#10 Joseph Ngata

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

Credited with 88 career receptions for 1,287 yards and six touchdowns in 1,510 offensive snaps over 45 career games (25 starts) from 2019-22 … also averaged 23.2 yards on 14 kickoff returns in 2019.

2022: Posted career highs in receptions (41) and receiving yards (526) and added two touchdown receptions in 659 offensive snaps over 14 games (all starts) … recorded a seven-yard reception at Georgia Tech … gained 44 yards on three receptions vs. Furman … gained 54 yards on a team-high three receptions vs. Louisiana Tech, including a diving 41-yard grab on an early Clemson drive … posted a team-high 84 yards on four receptions at No. 21 Wake Forest … caught two passes for 19 yards vs. No. 10 NC State … recorded a career-long 38-yard touchdown among his three catches for 47 yards at Boston College, collecting team offensive player of the game honors … made a 19-yard catch at Florida State … caught three passes for 50 yards and also snagged a two-point conversion vs. No. 14 Syracuse … recorded 22 yards and a touchdown among his four receptions at Notre Dame … caught two passes for 30 yards vs. Louisville and made two critical early plays in the game, including a conversion on third-and-15 on Clemson’s opening drive and recovering a Clemson fumble on another touchdown drive … recorded a 13-yard reception vs. Miami (Fla.) … caught a seven-yard pass vs. South Carolina … recorded a team-high five receptions for 46 yards vs. No. 24 North Carolina … led Clemson with 84 yards on a career-high eight receptions in the Orange Bowl vs. No. 6 Tennessee.

2021: Caught 23 passes for 438 yards and a touchdown over 425 snaps in nine games (eight starts) … led Clemson in receiving against Georgia and Boston College, reaching the 100-yard mark in both games … 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 … gained 36 yards on two receptions at NC State … set another career high in yardage vs. Boston College, gaining a team-high 111 yards on four receptions, while also adding two tackles on special teams … recorded an acrobatic 19-yard touchdown reception and a special teams tackle at Syracuse … caught three passes for 52 yards vs. Florida State … gained 34 yards on two receptions at Louisville.

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 … 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 catches for 202 yards against Oakdale High in 2017 … had 213 yards and career-high four touchdowns against St. Mary’s in 2017 … caught at least one touchdown in 14 of 16 games … had 41 catches for 633 receiving yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore … had nine catches for 139 receiving yards 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 … was the first Clemson signee from California to matriculate to Clemson since Bobby Forbes in 1991 … attended same high school as former Washington quarterback Jake Browning … wore No. 10 in high school … played in All-American Bowl … committed to Clemson on July 28, 2018 … enrolled at Clemson in January 2019.

Personal: Born Jan. 9, 2001 … earned degree in psychology in December 2022 … completed a microinternship with Adobe in spring 2022 … last name pronounced: enn-GOT-uh.