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UM Football BIO
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Gionni Paul
Player Profile:
Gionni Paul 821905
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 230
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Lakeland, Fla.
High School: Kathleen HS
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

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