2011: Saw action in seven games on special teams and as a backup linebacker ... Recorded a pair of tackles on the year with both of them coming in Lamar's 34-26 win at Nicholls (11/12).
2010: Played in the season finale against Oklahoma Panhandle State (11/20) as a reserve linebacker ... Finished the game with two tackles.
High School: Played for coach Todd Moody at Little Cypress-Mauriceville ... Recorded nearly 200 tackles with 22 sacks over final two seasons of prep career ... Was twice named first-team all-district.
Personal: Joseph William Viator was born on Nov. 13, 1989, in Orange, Texas ... Son or Ricky and Deborah Viator ... Has a younger brother, Casey ... Major is exercise science.