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ASU: One of the most powerful fullbacks in the nation ... the best pure fullback in the Pac-10 ... an honors candidate in 1998 ... has deceptive speed for his size ... excellent lead blocker who can open huge holes for the tailbacks ... earned the name "Jurassic Paulk" by his teammates for his bruising blocks and running style ... high intensity player.
1997: Gained 10 yards on five carries in the 23-12 win over Miami. . .carried the ball five times for five yards in ASU's 13-10 win over Oregon State. . . rushed three times for five yards at Washington. . . gained seven yards on two carries in the 35-7 win over USC. . . carried five times for 11 yards and two touchdowns -- an individual game high -- in win over Stanford. . . rumbled two yards for his first score in the second quarter. . . added another two-yard scoring surge at the start of the fourth quarter. . . carried the ball three times for four yards in ASU's 44-31 win over Washington State. . . gained eight yards on three carries for 2.7-yard average in ASU's 28-21 win over Cal in Berkeley. . . ran for a season-high 23 yards on six carries and added a touchdown in ASU's Homecoming win against Oregon. . . the lone touchdown came in the fourth quarter on a two-yard jolt into the endzone. . . gained seven yards on two carries for a 3.5-yard average against Arizona...had five carries for 20 yards in the Sun Devils' 17-7 rout of Iowa in the Sun Bowl...caught one pass for a 10-yard gain...gave ASU its only first down of the fourth quarter.
1996: Had a career-high 114 yards on 11 carries in ASU's 29-14 win at Oregon State... had only 46 yards on the season entering the game... ran around the right side for 52 yards to set up ASU's first field goal... also had a 35-yard carry in the fourth quarter to eat up some clock... carried nine times for 82 yards in ASU's 56-14 win at Arizona... named Fox Sports Player of the Game for his efforts... averaged 9.1 yards a carry... had a 42-yard run around the left side in the second quarter... ASU scored on the next play to take a 21-7 lead... had four carries for 25 yards in ASU's Rose Bowl-clinching win over Cal... had an 11-yard carry on the final drive... carried twice for 20 yards in ASU's win at UCLA... the second carry was a career-high 17-yard rumble over the right side on third-and-four late in the game... that enabled ASU to run more clock and score an insurance touchdown... rushed six times for 14 yards in ASU's rout of Stanford... scored his first career touchdown and fourth-and-goal from the Cardinal 1, giving the Sun Devils a 28-9 lead... ran three times for eight yards in ASU's double-overtime win over USC... set up Terry Battle with a mean block on Battle's 18-yard, fourth-down touchdown run in the second quarter... carried the ball three times in season-opening win against Washington... started against Nebraska and North Texas... nailed NU All-America defensive end Jared Tomich to free Jake Plummer on the outside... ran three times and caught a pass in ASU's win over Oregon. 1995: Shared time with Ryan Wood at the flyback position, appearing in all 11 games for the Sun Devils ... earned his first career start and only start of the season at Southern California... only carried the ball three times for minus-one yard, however, was an invaluable member in ASU's blocking scheme throughout the season.
1994:... impressed everyone with his spirited play on the scout team.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 1994 graduate of Corona del Sol High School, Tempe, Ariz.... named the team's most valuable offensive back in senior year... an all-conference and all-city pick his senior year... two-year starter... earned two letters in football and one in track... notched 500 yards on just 97 carries in senior year... team posted a 7-3 mark in 1993... also caught six passes for 88 yards... best game was against Camelback, when he collected 200 total yards... captain of football team in senior year.
PERSONAL: Major is organizational communication... parents are Barry, of Los Angeles, and Carol Paulk of Tempe... has two sisters, Natalie and Alexis... and one brother Mike... born April 26, 1976 in Phoenix... full name is Jeffrey Howard Paulk.
CAREER HIGHS: Rushing Attempts: 11, at Oregon St. (11/2/96). Rushing Yards: 114, at Oregon St. (11/2/96). Longest Run: 52 yards, at Oregon St. (11/2/96). Touchdowns: 2, at Stanford (10/18/97). Receiving: 1, three times, last time vs Iowa (12/31/97). Receiving Yards: 10, vs Iowa (12/31/97).
Paulk's Career Statistics G/GS Att. Yds. Avg. TD Lg Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Lg 1995 11/1 3 -1 -.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1996 11/3 43 267 6.2 1 52 0 0 0 0 0 1997 10/8 35 80 2.3 3 8 1 2 2 0 2 Career 32/12 81 346 4.3 4 52 1 2 2 0 2