Paul Carrington

Paul Carrington


Guyton, Ga.

High School:
Effingham County HS

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 250

Defensive End



Returning starter at defensive end ... tall defensive end with good athletic ability ... continued to improve as the season progressed in 2004 ...productive spring should lead to a strong senior campaign.

2004: Appeared in all 11 games including seven starts at defensive end ... one tackle in a starting role at No. 21 Wisconsin (Sept. 4) .. recovered a fumble vs. No. 10 West Virginia (Sept. 11) ... two tackles at Buffalo (Oct. 4) ... three assisted tackles vs. Northern Illinois (Oct. 9) ... one tackle and a quarterback hurry vs. Akron (Oct. 16) ... career-high eight tackles at Marshall (Oct. 30) ... 2.5 tackles-for-loss vs. the Thundering Herd ... all-around performance vs. Ohio (Nov. 6) ... seven tackles, two sacks and first career interception vs. the Bobcats ... became the first UCF defensive lineman since 2000 to record an interception (Josh McKibben at Alabama) ... four tackles-for-loss vs. Kent State (Nov. 23) in season finale ... four TFLs set new career-high ... five tackles total vs. the Golden Flashes.

2003: Started 10 of the 11 games he played in ... finished seventh on the team with 50 total tackles ... third on team with 6.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage and two sacks ... also recovered two fumbles and produced eight quarterback hurries ... five-tackle performance in first career start at Virginia Tech (Aug. 31) ... recorded 1.5 tackles for loss ... also blocked a 21-yard field goal attempt on special teams ... had another strong showing vs. Florida Atlantic (Sept. 13) ... finished with four tackles and a sack ... also was credited with two quarterback knockdowns and one QB pressure ... five tackles, including two solo stops at Syracuse (Sept. 20) ... five tackles at Kent State (Sept. 27) ... also was credited with three quarterback hurries, a personal-best ... three tackles including one sack vs. Buffalo (Oct. 4) ... the sack covered 17 yards ... six tackles at Ohio (Oct. 11) ... five tackles (three solo) at Akron (Oct. 18) ... one of the best games of young career vs. Central Michigan (Oct. 25) ... career-high seven tackles, two for loss ... also forced and recovered a fumble ... four tackles and a fumble recovery at Eastern Michigan (Nov. 8).

2002: Carrington saw action in 11 games and finished the year with 13 total tackles ... recorded five tackles against Toledo ... picked up his first career sack in a road win against Buffalo.

2001: Carrington redshirted while practicing at defensive end.

High School: Carrington graduated from Springfield, Georgia's Effingham County High School in 2001, where he played for coach George Spencer ... finished his career with 110 tackles, 24 tackles-for-loss and 14 sacks ... as a senior, totaled 41 tackles, 12 tackles-for-loss and 10 sacks, and was a first team all-region selection and winner of the Iron Rebel Award ... was the 1999 team's Most Improved Athlete and was named Best Defensive End in 2000 ... an active student, he was elected class president and was an FCA officer ... four-time recipient of the team Scholar-Athlete Award and graduated with academic honors ... also a member of the basketball and wrestling teams at Effingham.

Personal: Carrington graduated in May with a degree in organizational communications ... born Nov. 11, 1982, in Savannah, Ga. ... son of Bruce and Ouida Carrington.

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