2006: Appeared in 10 games with starts against Oklahoma State and Conference USA rivals Southern Miss, UTEP and UCF... finished with five tackles, including a pair of solo stops, against Tulane during the home opener... led all UH defenders with 10 tackles, including eight solo, against Grambling State... posted four tackles against Oklahoma State... finished with nine tackles, including five solo stops, and added one tackle for a 3-yard loss against Louisiana-Lafayette... made nine tackles, including six solo, and recovered a fumble at Southern Miss... missed the remainder of the regular season and conference championship game with a shoulder injury against Conference USA rival UCF... saw limited action against South Carolina in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
2005: Competed in all 12 games as a reserve in the secondary and on special teams... made five tackles, including four solo, and added a pass breakup against Oregon in the season opener... recorded four tackles with a pass breakup against Sam Houston State during the Robertson Stadium opener... made four tackles with a pair of solo stops and forced a fumble at UTEP in the C-USA opener... recorded three tackles and broke up a pass at Tulane... made five tackles with three solo stops against Memphis... posted five tackles with a pair of solo stops against Rice during the regular-season finale... posted five tackles against Kansas in the Fort Worth Bowl.
2004: Played in all 11 games, primarily on special teams... recorded eight tackles during the year.
High School: Played his high school at Gonzales High School... was a two-time District MVP in football... was a two-time All-Area selection and twice picked Honorable Mention, All-State... Academic All-District in every sport ... named Second Team, All-District in basketball and was a regional champ and state qualifier in track... graduated in the Top 10 percent of his class.
Personal: Full name is Joseph Manuel Gonzales... born December 31, 1983, in Gonzales, Texas... son of Amy and Josh Bush of Wharton, Texas... also recruited by Navy, Northwestern and Oklahoma ... majoring in sports administration.