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Former Miami Hurricanes offensive tackle Carlos Joseph died on Tuesday morning from a brain aneurysm. He was 40.
Famed Miami rapper Luther Campbell, a friend of Joseph who now coaches his high school alma mater, Miami Edison, revealed on his Instagram page on Tuesday that Joseph died.
Joseph had been battling for his life for nearly a week after initially suffering a hemorrhagic stroke last Wednesday, Campbell told the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Joseph played for the Hurricanes from 2000-03. Backing up Bryant McKinnie at left tackle on the 2001 national championship team, Joseph first became a starter as a junior in 2002 when he won second-team All-Big East honors.
Joseph was selected in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL draft by the San Diego Chargers. He played for the Chargers in 2004 and 2005 and with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2006. He also played arena football after his NFL career ended.
Joseph was the brother of former Hurricanes defensive tackle William Joseph.