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Gionni Paul

position

Linebacker

Height

6-0

Weight

230 lbs.

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Lakeland, Fla.

High School

Kathleen HS

Gionni Paul - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2012 (Sophomore): Played in 10 games, making seven starts at outside linebacker … Finished third on team with 61 total tackles, including 40 solo stops … Added 3.5 tackles-for-loss, two pass break-ups and one forced fumble … Two-time ACC Linebacker of the Week … Had 1.0 TFL vs. Bethune-Cookman … Racked up then-career-high 11 tackles (8 solo) in home win vs. NC State … Named ACC Linebacker of the Week for Oct. 1 for his efforts vs. NC State … Had nine tackles at Notre Dame … Did not play vs. Florida State … Tallied eight solo tackles and 1.0 TFL vs. Virginia Tech … Racked up career-best 14 tackles and 0.5 TFL at Virginia … Named ACC Linebacker of the Week for Nov. 12 … Had three tackles and 1.0 TFL vs. USF and 5 at Duke … Earned letter.

2011 (True Freshman): Saw action in seven games … Finished year with four tackles … Recorded season-high two tackles against Duke … Earned letter.

High School: Three-star prospect according to ESPN and Rivals.com … Rated as 33rd- and 22nd-best outside linebacker on Rivals.com and ESPNU, respectively … Played for coach Irving Strickland … Racked up 155 tackles, two interceptions and four forced fumbles as senior … Great size and athleticism … Described as tough, relentless player with great work ethic and attitude … Runs 4.48 40-yard dash … Legendary Canes linebacker Ray Lewis also went to Kathleen High School … Originally committed to Arizona State … Also considered Auburn, Florida State and LSU.

SEASON G-GS UT AT TT TFL YDS SACK YDS FF FR PBU INT YDS
2011 7-0 1 3 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 10-7 40 21 61 3.5 6 0.0 0 1 0 2 0 0
CAREER 17-7 41 24 65 3.5 6 0.0 0 1 0 2 0 0