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David Paulson
TE #81
Height:
6-4
Weight:
246
Age:
25
College:
Oregon
Hometown:
Auburn, WA
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2013):

REC
6
YDS
102
AVG
17
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 13 153 11.8 34 0 0 0 -- 0 0 2 1
2013 PIT 16 4 6 102 17 34 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2012 PIT 16 5 7 51 7.3 9 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 TEN L 9-16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @CIN L 10-20 3 49 16.3 34 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
3 CHI L 23-40 1 6 6 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @MIN L 27-34 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @NYJ W 19-6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 BAL W 19-16 1 17 17 17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @OAK L 18-21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 @NE L 31-55 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 BUF W 23-10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 DET W 37-27 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @CLE W 27-11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @BAL L 20-22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 MIA L 28-34 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 CIN W 30-20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 @GB W 38-31 1 30 30 30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 CLE W 20-7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO (30-8/0-0): David Paulson was drafted by the Steelers as their second of four seventh-round picks (240th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft.

PRO (30-8/0-0): David Paulson was drafted by the Steelers as their second of four seventh-round picks (240th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft.

2013 (14-3): David Paulson has seen action in all 14 games this season…made three starts (9/8 vs. Tennessee, 9/16 at Cincinnati and 10/13 at N.Y. Jets).

  • 9/16 at Cincinnati: Recorded career highs in receptions (3), receiving yards (49) and receiving long (34).
  • 10/20 vs. Baltimore: Hauled in a 17-yard reception.

2012 (16-5): David paulson saw action in all 16 games at TE and on special teams, and made five starts…totaled seven receptions for 51 yards during his rookie season…recorded a career-high two receptions for a career-high 15 yards vs. Kansas City (11/12/12)…added four special teams tackles…9/9 at Denver: Saw action at TE and on special teams in his first career game…9/16 vs. N.Y. Jets: Saw action at TE and on special teams…recorded his first career special teams tackle…9/23 at Oakland: Made his first career start at TE as part of a three TE formation…10/7 vs. Philadelphia: Started at TE…recorded his first career reception, an eight-yarder on the Steelers’ game-winning drive…10/11 at Tennessee: Hauled in an eight-yard reception on the Steelers first drive of the third quarter…10/21 at Cincinnati: Had one special teams stop…10/28 vs. Washington: Saw action at TE and on special teams…11/4 at N.Y. Giants: Hauled in a seven-yard reception…11/12 vs. Kansas City: Set career highs in receptions (2) and receiving yards (15)…added one special teams tackle…11/18 vs. Baltimore: Had one special teams tackle. Saw action at TE and on special teams in the next three games (at Cleveland, at Baltimore and vs. San Diego)…12/16 at Dallas: Started at TE as part of a two tight end formation…12/23 vs. Cincinnati: Saw action at TE and on special teams…12/30 vs. Cleveland: Started in place of injured TE Heath Miller.

COLLEGE: David Paulson played in 41 games in four seasons, starting 26-of-27 games in his final two years…registered 67 receptions for 1,041 yards with 10 touchdowns…earned All-Pac-12 second team (Pac-12 coaches, Phil Steele), Capital One academic all-district 8 and Pac-12 all-academic first team as a senior…as a junior was named Honorable Mention All-America (SI.com), first-team all-Pac 10 (Pac-10 Coaches, Scout.com), second-team all-Pac 10 (Phil Steele) and first-team Pac-10 all-Academic…majored in business. 2011: All-Pac-12 second team (Pac-12 coaches, Phil Steele)…Capital One academic all-district 8 and Pac-12 all-academic first team selection…selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game for the West…appeared in 14 games, starting 13…team’s third-leading receiver with 31 catches, 438 yards and six touchdowns. 2010: Honorable mention All-America selection by SI.com…first-team All-Pac-10 according to the conference coaches and Scout.com, and a second-team choice by Phil Steele…Pac-10 All-Academic first team…one of just four conference players to be named first-team all-Pac-10 and All-Academic…third on the team in receiving yards with 418 and second among receivers/tight ends with four touchdowns…led all players who made at least 13 catches, averaging 17.4 yards per reception…started every game at tight end and logged the second-most plays on the team…caught three passes for 48 yards in the BCS National Championship Game vs. Auburn. 2009: Emerged as a dependable option coming off the bench and one of the Ducks’ most improved contributors, both as a receiver as well as from the line of scrimmage…11 of his 12 receptions resulted in first downs, while 11 catches contributed to Oregon scoring drives…totaled 12 catches for 185 yards for a team-best 15.4-yard average…selected as a Pac-10 Conference first-team academic all-league choice. 2008: Saw his first game action as a collegian in win over Utah State. 2007: Made the most of his redshirt season, earning scout team player of the week honors for his work leading up to wins vs. Houston, at Stanford and vs. Washington State.

PERSONAL: David Paulson attended Riverside High School (Chattaroy, Wash.)…considered among the top prospects in the state as evidenced by his No. 4 selection on the Tacoma News Tribune’s Northwest Nuggets list…also ranked 16th on SuperPrep’s Northwest Hot 100 ledger…the first-team 3A all-state linebacker (Associated Press) was tabbed as one of the nation’s top 50 tight ends after hauling in 18 catches for 182 yards his senior season…played QB for the Ravens in his senior season…still attracted SPSL 3A league defensive back of the year acclaim as well as second-team all-conference attention at quarterback…received pre-season All-America attention by SuperPrep prior to his final prep campaign after catching 35 passes for 375 yards and seven touchdowns in 2005 as the second-team all-state tight end…son of Scott and Kristi Paulson…has two brothers…Full name: David Joshua Paulson.

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