Emerged as one of the team's top linebackers last season ... Expected to start at inside linebacker in 2006 ... A very athletic player with good instincts ... Has started the last 17 games ... Strong against the run and a major contributor on special teams ... Brothers Dave (B `03), Matthew (B `04) and Dan (B `05) are all former Hoyas.
2005: Started all 11 games last season ... Finished ninth on the team with 40 tackles ... Had 15 solo stops and 25 assists ... Registered 3.5 tackles for loss and one-half sack ... Also had two pass deflections ... Made at least three tackles in seven games ... Tallied a career-best eight tackles, with one-half for loss and one-half sack, against Lafayette ... Opened the season with seven tackles (five assists) and one for loss against Bucknell ... Had five tackles, including four solo stops, at Holy Cross ... Had four tackles and one for loss of 10 yards at Stony Brook ... Had three tackles apiece against Duquesne and Davidson ... Recorded four tackles against Fordham.
2004: Totaled 77 tackles on the year, ranking second on the team, and made 5.5 tackles for a loss along with three recovered fumbles...averaged 7.0 stops per contest which ranked 12th in the Patriot League...played in all 11 games and had six or more stops in nine games...set a career high with 12 stops at Davidson to go with a forced fumble and first ever interception...recorded a 10-tackle game against Bucknell and had two recovered fumbles...had seven stops plus a recovered fumble against Lafayette...credited with seven tackles at Duquesne and had eight in season ending game versus Holy Cross...recorded six tackle games against VMI, Monmouth, Fordham and Lehigh...made career first sack along with five stops against St. Francis...tallied five stops at Colgate.
2003: On the field for five contests and totaled two tackles...most of time spent on special teams units...had career first tackle at VMI and recorded a tackle against Lehigh.
High School: A four-sport athlete at CBA, playing football, basketball, lacrosse and soccer...played defensive end, punter and kicker...a National Honor Society member and a Section III Scholar-Athlete.
Paulus' Career Defensive Statistics