About Paul – Auburn University

Paul graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1976.

A defensive back, he played football as one of head coach Ralph “Shug” Jordan’s “Amazin’s” that defeated Paul “Bear” Bryant’s number 2 ranked (10-0) Alabama Crimson Tide in the 1972 Iron Bowl, by the score of 17-16.  It has become known in the annals of SEC college football as the “Punt Bama Punt” game.  The Auburn Tigers went 9-1 that year and finished 5th in the nation ending the season with a Gator Bowl victory over the University of Colorado Buffaloes.

As a walk-on, Paul played cornerback his freshman and sophomore years and was moved to safety for his junior and senior years.

A varsity letterman, he played on 3 bowl teams and was a member of Coach Jordan’s last senior class.

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