April 19, 2013

Paulus set to play in Senior Bowl

Denison University senior Max Paulus was named one of two quarterbacks for Team Ohio in the upcoming Ohio vs. Michigan College Football Senior Bowl on April 20 at The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio.

A three-year starter at quarterback, Paulus leaves Denison as the program's all-time leader in passing yards (6,545), touchdown passes (53), and completions (587).  A two-time North Coast Athletic Conference honorable mention selection, he threw for a career-high 2,117 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2012.  Paulus leaves Denison with a 60 percent completion percentage.  He threw for an average of 192.5 yards per game in his 34 career contests.  He also leaves DU with 6,882 yards of total offense.

A native of Massillon, Ohio and Jackson High School, Paulus will have the opportunity to return home to Stark County and play his final game just minutes from his hometown.  On Feb. 15, one day after the announcement of his addition to Team Ohio, Paulus was interviewed by ESPN Cleveland-KNR2 1540's Mark "Munch" Bishop on his daily morning show, Munch in the MorningClick here to listen to a podcast of Paulus' radio interview.

Ohio college football fans should be familiar with the Senior Bowl that has been in existence since 2010.  The last three games have featured the top seniors from Ohio's colleges in NCAA Division I, II, III and the NAIA.  Last season the Denison coaching staff, led by head coach Jack Hatem, guided the South squad to a victory over the North.  This year's game is taking on a bit of a different twist with the addition of Michigan. Now the top players in the state of Ohio will take on Michigan's best.  This year's contest will be played in Ohio while the 2014 game will rotate Michigan.

Joining Paulus on Team Ohio will be Kent State starting quarterback, Spencer Keith.  Quarterbacking Team Michigan will be Central Michigan's Ryan Radcliff and Hillsdale's Anthony Mifsud.