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August 17, 2009

Paulus named starter

Orange head coach Doug Marrone named graduate student Greg Paulus the starting quarterback tonight. The transfer from Duke joined the program when he enrolled at the University in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications graduate program in television, radio and film in July.

A four-year basketball letterwinner for Duke, Paulus was a CoSIDA Academic All-American and two-year team captain. He finished his career tied for ninth with 139 games played and is one of just 20 Duke players to have started 100 career games. Paulus ranks 41st on the career scoring list (1,193 points) and ranks in the top 10 on the all-time record lists for assists (9th, 468), three-point field goals made (8th, 210) and attempted (9th, 527), and three-point field goal percentage (T-6th, .398). He earned third-team All-ACC honors in 2007-08 as the Blue Devils starting point guard.

Paulus earned his undergraduate degree in political science with a certificate in markets and managements studies.

Paulus beat out sophomore Ryan Nassib, senior Cam Dantley and freshman Charley Loeb for the starting position. The 2009 Orange kick off the season on September 5 against Minnesota in the Carrier Dome (12:00 p.m., ESPN2).

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