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Paul Anderson

Staten Island, NY

High School:
Poly Prep

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 211



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Enters the season as the apparent starter at strong safety after starting all 14 games at that position last season...potential all-star candidate...finished the 2007 season fifth on the team in tackles with 58 (43 solos, 15 assists) to go along with 2 interceptions and 6 pass break-ups...with BC up by three points in the fourth quarter of the Champs Sports Bowl game vs. Michigan State, he made a game-saving interception (second of the season) to seal the Eagles' eighth consecutive bowl game victory...also recorded six tackles (three solo)...recorded three solo tackles in ACC Championship against Virginia Tech...registered three tackles (one solo), helping BC's defense hold Miami to 281 net yards in the final home game of the season...had four solo tackles and his sixth pass breakup in defensive performance that included 73 total tackles and held Clemson to 273 yards, propelling BC to another thrilling comeback victory and a trip to its first ACC Championship...recorded a career-best nine total tackles in game against Maryland, including a season-high three assisted tackles and a pass breakup...marked his second-best performance of the season in game against Florida State, combining for six tackles (four solo)....registered his fourth pass breakup of the season...contributed two total tackles (one solo) in defensive performance that was able to keep Virginia Tech within range to stage a monumental BC comeback win in the fourth quarter...put together a total of two tackles (one solo) in 27-14 win at Notre Dame...had an impressive defensive outing against Bowling Green, recording his first interception of the season and second of his career...also made four total tackles (three solo)...had a solo tackle and assist as well as a pass breakup in performance against Massachusetts... recorded 2.5 total tackles (two solo) in win over Army...contributed two solo tackles and a pass breakup in first road game at Georgia Tech...had a solid outing in the win over NC State, recording four solo the starting nod for the season opener vs. Wake Forest...responded by registering eight solo tackles and one pass breakup.

2006 Season
Played in all 13 games; started the first four contests at strong safety...made 12 tackles, including nine unassisted stops, had one interception and broke up two passes...made one tackle in season opener at Central Michigan...recorded one stop in win over Clemson...had five tackles (two solo) against BYU...contributed solo tackles at North Carolina State and at Florida State...made an interception against Buffalo...had one solo tackle against Duke...recorded one unassisted stop in the Meineke Car Care Bowl against Navy.

2005 Season
Played in 10 games as a true freshman...registered seven tackles, including six unassisted stops...intercepted one pass and blocked one punt...made his collegiate debut against Army, recording five tackles (four solos) and one interception (15-yard return); his end-zone interception thwarted the Cadets' fourth-quarter scoring drive...recorded one unassisted tackle against Ball State...blocked a punt in the third quarter against Virginia; his block came on the Cavaliers' 5 -yard line and led to the go-ahead touchdown, giving the Eagles a 21-14 lead...registered one solo tackle versus Wake Forest.

High School
Earned 2004 New York State Sportswriters Association Class AA All-State honors as a senior two-way player at Poly Prep...twice gained Staten Island Advance (special off-island) all-star honors...gained All-East honors from Tom Lemming...also captured All-City honors and National Football Foundation/Madison Square Garden All-Metro accolades (in 2003 and 2004)...registered 87 tackles, four sacks, three interceptions, seven pass breakups and two fumble recoveries in his senior season; made 36 receptions for 824 yards and 11 touchdowns, while also rushing for three additional scores...had a 43-yard punt return for a game-winning touchdown against Valley Forge...shared 2004 team MVP honors with P.J. Hill...played for head coach Craig Jacoby...selected to play in the 2004 Governor's Bowl; the game matches the best seniors from New York and New Jersey.

Paul Anderson, born January 20, 1987... enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences ... Paul is the fourth of Germaine and Baldwin Anderson's five children; his older brother Ian is a senior strong safety on the Johns Hopkins football team.

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