9 Tito Paul

Tito Paul Ohio State
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9
Name
Tito Paul
Nationality
United States
Position
DB, CB
Birthday
12/7/1972
Hometown
Kissimmee, FL
High School
Osceola
Height
6'1"
Weight
196
Current Team
Ohio State
Seasons
1991, 1992, 1993, 1994

Post-OSU Update: Tito Paul was a 5th round pick in the 1995 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. Paul played in 67 NFL games over five years, making over 100 tackles, recovering three fumbles and making an interception. After his NFL career, Paul became an insurance agent for State Farm. Read More (Updated: 2021)

Major: Economics (1994), Communications (1992-93), Undecided (1991)

Jersey #: 9 (1991-94)

Weight: 196 (1994), 191 (1993), 195 (1992), 190 (1991)

1994 Media Guide: Started the final three games of the season last year after Tim Walton was hurt (dislocated shoulder) at Wisconsin … will battle talented redshirt freshman Shawn Springs for playing time this year … physical player who can also line up at safety if need be … has 33 games under his belt and is one of the Buckeyes’ most experienced defensive backs … his third quarter interception in last year’s Holiday Bowl set up the Buckeyes’ final (and game winning) touchdown … has been a sensational special teams player throughout his career, especially on the punt return team, blocking three punts, forcing another one to be fumbled in the end zone last year at Illinois and narrowly missing several others.

1993: Played in all 12 games for a career high 130 minutes, including a personal best 28 minutes against Michigan and 25 against BYU in the Holiday Bowl … finished the year with 23 tackles, including 10 in the last two games … blocked a punt at Purdue.

1993 Media Guide: Will back up Tim Walton at the boundary corner … tough, physical player, who should see increased playing time this year … played in 10 games last year, with most of his playing time coming in the last seven games … longest stint of the year was 12 minutes at Michigan State … finished the season with 13 tackles, including 12 solos … had a phenomenal year as a member of the special teams, blocking two punts at Northwestern, scoring on a blocked punt at Iowa and returning yet another blocked punt 11 yards to set up a score at Indiana … also had a career-high six tackles al Indiana … has improved each year and should be a solid reserve this season.

1992 Media Guide: Paul will play the boundary side … solid young reserve, who is also a fine special teams player … played strong safety last year and appeared in all 12 games, logging a total of 59 minutes … longest appearance was 10 minutes against Louisville … finished his rookie year with 11 tackles, nine of those coming in the first four games … three tackles against Louisville was his top effort … good all-around player, who can help at several positions.

1991 Media Guide: A three-year starter at defensive back who recorded over 140 tackles as a senior and had two interceptions … Also returned a punt for a touchdown … Earned all-state, all-county and all-conference honors … Team advanced to the semi-finals of the Florida Class 4A Playoffs last fall and finished with a 10-3 record … A tremendous hitter who is an avid weight lifter … Lettered twice in weightlifting and was a two-time state qualifier … Lettered four times in track and earned district, county and conference honors … A cousin, Markus, plays with the Chicago Bears … Enjoys basketball, music and swimming in his spare time … Undecided on a college major … High school coach was Greg Johnson … Born 12-7-72.

Defense

SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntPBUBlkDef TDPRFCPR YdsPR TD
1991Ohio State110117400000100010000
1992Ohio State10013112000012000110170
1993Ohio State1222315800001022101010
1994Ohio State131353312248151103000000
Total-46151006436481534251220180