"Paul has a lot of ability but he is inexperienced. He is maturing physically and is a very smart football player. I think Paul has a bright future ahead of him." - John Goodner, defensive coordinator
Career: One of three players from Denison on the team ... had a good spring and should see significant special teams action as a redshirt freshman ... will be a key figure on the defense for the next four seasons.
1998-99: Redshirt season.
High School: A 1998 graduate of Denison High School ... credited with 82 solo tackles, 40 assists, 13 for losses, three sacks and one fumble recovery as a senior ... suffered a broken foot as a junior and missed eight games ... played tailback and rushed 18 times for 85 yards and two TDs as a senior ... caught five passes for 70 yards ... second-team all-district 7-4A selection ... second-team all-TexomaLand ... recorded a career-high 18 tackles twice ... played weak inside linebacker in team's 4-4 defense ... played on three consecutive class 4A state finalists ... team went 47-4 during that time ... coached by Bob Brown ... also participated in track and twice finished runner-up in TAAF 13-14-year-old division ... active in FCA, Spanish Club and Art Club.
Personal: Son of Homer and Karen Howard ... born 5-17-80 in Denison.