2007 (Junior) - Played in 10 games, starting five ... started the first five games at left defensive end ... 18 total tackles on the season with three for loss and 1.5 sacks ... recorded five tackles, 1.5 sacks and 2.0 tackles for loss against South Carolina State ... four tackles including one tackle for loss of eight yards vs. Utah ... missed the UNLV, CSU and Wyoming games due to injury ... returned to the lineup and played vs. New Mexico and Army ... two assisted tackles vs. Notre Dame.
2006 (Sophomore) - Played in eight games, starting five ... starts came against Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah, UNLV and TCU ... missed four games with an injured elbow ... recorded 15 total tackles, including six unassisted ... had 3.0 tackles for loss for 16 yards and two quarterback sacks for 12 yards ... also had two pass breakups and recovered two fumbles ... blocked the first kick of his career vs. UNLV when he swatted an extra point ... three tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss vs. Wyoming ... four tackles each vs. Utah and UNLV ... three tackles vs. TCU.
2005 (Freshman) - Played on the junior varsity all season ... dressed for varsity home games, but didn't see any action.
High School - Lettered three years in football, two in basketball and one in track ... first-team all-league at linebacker as a sophomore ... first-team all-league as a junior and senior ... honorable mention all-state his junior year and second-team all-state as a senior ... named the league's defensive MVP his senior year ... was a Scholar-Athlete award winner ... high school football coach was Joe Bushman.
Personal - Born Sept. 19, 1985 ... member of Cadet Squadron 31 ... attended the USAFA Prep School ... son of Steve and Kari Paulson ... siblings include: Alex (31), Liz (29) and Jon (25) ... majoring in management with a minor in German ... completed a language immersion program in Germany in the summer of 2007 ... this past summer, worked the Falcon Summer Sports Camps and also took an astronautical engineering class ... spent three weeks at Travis AFB, Calif., on Operation Air Force with the security forces and contracting divisions ... was also recruited by Portland State and Weber State ... was a state finalist in power lifting during high school ... favorite food is German ... favorite class is English ... favorite movie is Usual Suspects ... something most people don't know about him is that he loves to scramble up and around mountains for alternative physical training ... credits his mother, Kari, as having the biggest influence on his sports career ... favorite athlete is former Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre because he had so much fun when he played.
Career Defensive Statistics Year G UT-AT TT TFL Sacks 2007 10 5-13 18 3.0-24 1.5-15 2006 8 6-9 15 3.0-16 2.0-12 Totals 18 11-22 33 6.0-40 3.5-27