Experienced veteran defensive lineman who can play both interior positions (tackle or nose guard) ... will be a vital part of the nucleus of the interior of the defensive line ... a major reason the defensive line has quality depth throughout ... has earned two monograms with the Irish ... highly-regarded player who will be even more of a contributor this season ... has all the tools to become impact player ... has worked hard to put himself back on the field after suffering a knee injury during the summer before his freshman season ... Irish coaches like his attitude and work ethic.
2003 (SENIOR): Played in 11 games, starting two contests (Pittsburgh and Southern California) ... for the season, he made 20 tackles (eight solos), 2.5 tackles for loss (nine yards), two quarterback sacks (eight yards), and a fumble recovery ... played both interior positions ... made two tackles versus Michigan State ... did not play against Purdue ... made his first start of the season against Pittsburgh in place of an injured Cedric Hilliard ... picked up half a sack versus the Panthers ... also started at nose guard versus Southern California ... posted a career-high four tackles against Boston College, including one sack for a loss of two yards ... helped hold BC running back Derrick Knight to a season-low 43 yards on 23 carries ... Knight came into the game as the nation's leading rusher, averaging better than 133 yards per game ... played 23:26 against Boston College in place of an injured Darrell Campbell ... recovered a fumble versus Brigham Young ... tallied five tackles and a sack versus Syracuse ... played 130:28 on the season while rotating with Hilliard and Campbell.
2002 (JUNIOR): Played in 12 games, starting three contests (Boston College, Navy and Rutgers) ... for the season, made 11 tackles (eight solos) including three for losses (10 yards) ... a reserve nose guard much of the season, giving Cedric Hilliard a breather when necessary ... made his first career appearance versus Maryland ... saw action on the defensive line versus Michigan State ... recorded his first career tackle (for a loss of six yards) against Stanford ... had a career-high three tackles versus Air Force ... posted two tackles against Florida State (one for a loss of three yards) ... helped hold FSU to 93 yards rushing, its lowest rushing total of the season ... made his first career start against Boston College, replacing Hilliard ... also started the Navy game ... made his third consecutive start against Rutgers and recorded one tackle ... had two tackles against North Carolina State in the 2003 Gator Bowl, including one for a loss ... played 98:34 and made seven special teams appearances on the season.
2001 (SOPHOMORE): Played in one game (Navy) as a reserve nose guard ... did not make a tackle in his appearance versus Navy ... played 1:09 on the season.
2000 (FRESHMAN): Missed the 2000 season due to preseason knee surgery ... suffered the injury during a summer all-star football game.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: South High School in Waukesha, Wisc. ... Parade All-American ... first-team USA Today All-American ... one of 34 players on the Reebok ESPN All-America team ... 17th on the Chicago Sun-Times top 100 ... rated 69th on The Sporting News top 101 ... named one of the top 100 players nationally by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning News (one of 17 defensive linemen on each team) ... rated 12th on the "Best of the Midwest" team by the Detroit Free-Press ... selected the 1999 Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press ... a two-time, first-team Wisconsin all-state selection by the Associated Press and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (1999 at offensive guard and defensive tackle; 1998 at offensive tackle) ... made 40 solo tackles and 65 assists as senior in 1999 with 17 sacks, 20 tackles for losses, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries ... earned four letters in football ... set school records for single-season sacks (17 in 1999), career sacks (31), career solo tackles (142) and career assists (226) ... had seven sacks in one game as senior ... captain of his team as a senior ... helped the team to the state semifinals as a junior ... a starter on both sides of the ball since his freshman season when he was second-team all-conference defensive tackle ... the first freshman starter at South since John Anderson (1970), who went on to play for Michigan and the Green Bay Packers ... a three-year starter and letterwinner in basketball his first three seasons but opted not to play as a senior ... helped his basketball team to the state quarterfinals and a conference title as a junior ... selected for the Wisconsin Shrine all-star football game ... a brother, Eric, played football at Wisconsin ... broke his brother's high school records for sacks in a game, season and career ... full name is Gregory Lee Pauly ... youngest of three children ... born March 23, 1982, in Milwaukee, Wisc. ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in marketing and economics ... posted a 3.084 grade-point average in the spring of 2002.
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