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#98 Paul Como


    Class: Senior
    Hometown: Dana Point, Calif.
    High School: Murrieta Valley HS
    Last College: Saddleback College
    Height / Weight: 6-2 / 248
  • Position: Defensive End


As a junior (2005): Played in all 12 games while making one start on the defensive line ... Saw extensive time in pass-rush situations ... Finished the season with 13 total tackles including four tackles-for-loss ... Collected a pair of quarterback sacks and forced three hurrie.

At Saddleback College (2003-04): Played two seasons for coach Mark McElroy at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, Calif. ... Earned second-team all-conference honors in 2004 ... Helped the Gauchos to their first Mission Conference championship since 1996 and an 11-2 record as a sophomore ... Accounted for 63 tackles during the 2004 season, including a team-high seven sacks and 19 tackles for lost yardage ... Also forced two fumbles, recovered two fumbles, and batted down three passe.

High School: A graduate of Murrieta Valley High School in Murrieta, Calif. ... Was named MVP of the Southwestern League as a senior defensive lineman ... Earned all-sectional honors and was named MVP of Division 5 ... Scored 11 touchdowns and accumulated 850 rushing yards as a senior running back, but made his mark with 13 sacks and 19 tackles for loss as a defender ... Earned varsity letters in football and track for the Nighthawks ... Coached in football by Wally Clar.

Personal: Son of Ross Como and Kathleen Cullen ... A business major.