Sebastian Joseph-Day was recognized for his sportsmanship during his time with the Scarlet Knights: The former Rutgers defensive end was named a recipient of the Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award on Thursday.
Joseph-Day was chosen for the award out of a list of more than 350 student-athletes.
“Sebastian showed up every day with a great attitude and a smile on his face,” Rutgers football coach Chris Ash said in a release. “He made others around him better through his work ethic and determination, which made him a great leader for us.”
Joseph-Day is coming off his senior year with the Scarlet Knights during which he started all 12 games at nose tackle and recorded 41 tackles, 4 ½ tackles for loss, 1 ½ sacks, 1 forced fumble and 1 blocked field goal. He was voted an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention by conference coaches.
Joseph-Day was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
In addition to Joseph-Day, Rutgers field hockey star Simrin Dhillon was also named a recipient. One athlete from every varsity sports team on every campus was selected by his or her school as an honoree for the sportsmanship award. Two Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners were chosen from each institution.