Selected by Toronto in the first round (2nd overall) in the 2010 CFL Canadian Draft. Signed with Toronto on May 18, 2010... Extended his contract with Toronto on December 11, 2012.
2012 : Dressed in all 18 regular season games and started 8 games for Toronto…Week 1-6, Started at RG…Week 7, Dressed in a win at Calgary… Week 9-11, Dressed as a backup RG...Week 12-18, Dressed as a RG…2012 Playoffs Dressed at RG in a win against Edmonton in Eastern Semi-Final… Started at LG in a win against Montreal in Eastern Final… 2012 Grey Cup Started at LG in a win against Calgary.
2011: Dressed in all 18 regular season games with seven (7) starts for Toronto.
2010: Dressed in seven (7) regular season games in his rookie CFL season… Weeks 1-7, Added to 46-man active roster but did not dress…Week 8, Made CFL debut (20/08/10) dressing as backup OL in loss vs. Hamilton…Week 9, Returned to 46-man active roster but did not dress in Labour Day Classic loss at Hamilton…Week 10, Made first career CFL start (11/09/10) at LT in loss at B.C…2010 Playoffs Made CFL playoff debut as backup OL and played ST in Eastern Semi-Final win at Hamilton…Dressed as backup OL and played ST in Eastern Final loss at Montreal.
Played four years at Washington State (2006-09)…2009 Played in all 11 games at left tackle, starting in 3 of them…Named to All-Pac-10 Conference Academic Second-Team for third straight season…2008 Earned varsity letter after playing in 10 games, 2 of which he started… Also served on PAT and FG units…Named to All-Pac-10 Conference Academic Second-Team for second straight season...2007 Earned varsity letter after playing in all 12 games, mostly serving on PAT and FG units…Named to All-Pac-10 Conference Academic Second-Team…2006 Freshman.
Joseph Thomas Eppele is the son of Carol Ann and Thomas. He has an older brother named Josh and a younger sister named Carlin. When he was younger,Joe was rated as one of the best shot-putters and hammer-throwers for his age in Canada. Joe enjoys all kinds of music, as well as outdoor activities including hiking, camping, hunting and fishing. The Psychology major at Washington State earned his B.Sc. with a minor in business administration. Joe spent the off-season in Toronto participating in the Argos’ Huddle Up Bullying Prevention Program and making other community appearances, including the WWF CN Tower Climb and helped raise funds for the head trauma unit at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He is also the founder of Big Joe’s Little Giants, his own charity that works with youth.