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Colton Paulhus
44  Colton Paulhus
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Granite Bay, Calif.

High School:
Granite Bay

Last College:
American River College

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 280

Position:
DL

Experience:
1L

2011 (Sophomore): After transferring to CSU over the winter, worked his way into the defensive-line rotation; wound up playing in 12 games, primarily on special teams...Served as a key protector on the punt-protection unit...Played in his first Division I contest in season-opening win at New Mexico (Sept. 3)...Saw action at defensive end in the home-opening win over Northern Colorado (Sept. 10), sharing a tackle for loss...Saw action at defensive end in losses vs. No. 5 Boise State (Oct. 15), at UTEP (Oct. 22) and at UNLV (Oct. 29).

Junior College: A team captain as a true freshman, started as a 4-3 defensive end in 2010 at American River College in Sacramento, Calif. ..Earned first-team all-conference honors, helping the Beavers and head coach Jerry Haflich to a 10-1 record, the Mid-Empire Conference championship and a victory in the Central Division Bowl Game...Recorded 35 total tackles, 7½ sacks and 11½ stops behind the line of scrimmage, with three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble...JCGridiron.com ranked the team No. 23 in its final "Dirty Thirty" national poll...Initially signed out of high school with Idaho State, but instead decided to play right away closer to home at ARC...Chose CSU over an offer from Nevada; also drew interest from Texas Tech and Arizona State...Can take up blockers with above-average strength (400-plus-pound bench press) and rush the passer with impressive quickness; the 260-pound athlete's fastest time in the 40-yard dash is 4.62 seconds.

High School: A two-year letterman at Granite Bay (Calif.) High School, about 20 minutes northeast of Sacramento, earned first-team all-Sierra Foothill League and all-city recognition as a senior team captain and defensive line MVP in 2009...Broke both single-season and career tackles-for-loss records at GBHS...A one-way starter, had 14 tackles for loss and three sacks among 87 total stops, with three forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries...As a junior second-team all-conference player, he posted five sacks and 78 tackles, with 10 tackles for loss, helping the Grizzlies earn a section championship and their first of two consecutive berths in the Division II CIF state playoffs (the team lost to eventual state champion Grant in 2009)...Played for head coach Ernie Cooper...Also lettered one year in basketball as a small forward, averaging 17 points and eight rebounds as a junior, his final year before foregoing his senior campaign to concentrate on football.

Personal: Given name Colton Scott Paulhus...Last name is pronounced PAHL-us...Born June 3, 1991, in Sacramento, Calif. ...Parents are Scott and Lynette Pauhlus...Has one younger brother, Austin...Prior to 2011 fall practice, interacted with teenagers at the Boys and Girls Club in Loveland, Colo. ,,,Enjoys hunting, outdoors and all-terrain vehicles...Plans to major in business at Colorado State...Hometown: Granite Bay, Calif.

Division I career statistics

TACKLES

SACKS

FUMBLE

Year

School

GP

GS

Solo

Ast

Tot

TFL

Yds

No

Yds

FF

FR

Yds

Int

Yds

PBU

2011

Colorado State (so.)

12

0

3

4

7

0.5

1

0.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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