2013 Earned the nod at center against Wake Forest and helped lead the Commodores to 403 offensive yards... Started at center and helped the Commodores to 285 yards of offense in the win over Tennessee... Earned the nod at center to help the Commodores to 313 offense yards in the win over Kentucky... Helped the Commodores to 183 total offense yards in the win over Florida... Was the starting center at Texas A&M helping the Commodores to 329 yards... Helped the Commodores to 337 total offensive yards in the win over Georgia... Made one tackle as the starting center against Missour... Helped the offense to 540 total yards against UAB... As the starting center for the Commodores, he helped the offense to a 166 rushing yards... Paved the way for 121 yards on the ground at South Carolina as the starting center... Helped the offense to 442 yards of total offense as the starting center vs. Austin Peay... Started at center against Ole Miss in season opener marking his 10th career start.
Honors 2012 SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (Oct. 22)
2012 Townsend has started nine games at center for the Commodores and is a key piece of the offensive line that has helped Vanderbilt to a season-ending seven-game win streak... During Townsend's starts, Commodore offense featured excellent balance... Named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his exceptional blocking performance in win over Auburn... Recorded 10 knockdown blocks in the victory over Auburn, which came in Townsend's third career start... Also helped pave the way for the Commodores to record 209 rushing yards against the Tigers, 169 of which came from Zac Stacy... Over last six games, Vanderbilt offense averaged 41.8 points per game.
2011 Townsend enjoyed playing time early in his true freshman campaign... Played in three early-season games at center, but did not participate in later encounters.
High School Senior captain... Surpassed 100-tackle total and contributed seven QB sacks as senior, helping Commandos to 11-4 mark and AAA state finals... Played in postseason Tennessee East-West All-Star Game... As junior, selected as district's Defensive MVP and first team All-Area after making 61 tackles, 5 tackles for losses, 3 forced fumbles. As a sophomore starter, contributed 58 tackles and two forced fumbles... Also lettered in basketball and as thrower in track and field.
Personal Joseph Edward Townsend II... Born March 15, 1993 in Hendersonville, Tenn... Has lived in the same house his entire life... Son of Darlene and Joey Townsend... Father is a contractor and mother works for Cigna... Has two siblings: an older sister, Ashley Stagle; and younger brother, Landon.