Dade City native and Pasco High School/Florida Gators product Joey Ivie was recently named to the Kansas City Chiefs active roster for the 2019 NFL season.
It marks the first time the 6-foot-3, 301-pound defensive tackle has made an initial 53-man NFL roster to begin a season.
Since drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the 24-year-old Ivie has bounced around the league, mainly as a reserve/practice squad player, also getting brief stints with the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks, respectively.
Before starring at Florida and reaching the NFL, Ivie shined as a multisport athlete at Pasco High, where he graduated in 2013. The Pirates football team went a combined 36-3 and captured three district titles in the three seasons Ivie spent on varsity.
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