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Ken Paolinelli
40  Ken Paolinelli

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Madera, Calif.

High School:
Madera

Last College:
Reedley College

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 235

Position:
TE

Experience:
TR

Spent the last two seasons at Reedley College in Reedley, Calif., and has two years of eligibility at UTEP ... played quarterback, tight end, fullback and wide receiver at Reedley ... as a sophomore in 2008, rushed 18 times for 73 yards (4.1 avg.) and a touchdown and caught 12 passes for 108 yards (9.0 avg.) ... returned four kickoffs for 218 yards, a 54.5-yard average, and completed 8-of-11 passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns ... member of a conference championship team that lost in the state semifinals in 2008 ... his freshman totals were 14 rushes for 29 yards, and three receptions for 20 yards and a TD ... completed 20-of-38 pass attempts for 270 yards with a pair of scores ... handled 16 kickoffs as a freshman (56.0 avg.) and four kickoffs as a sophomore (54.5 avg.) ... played baseball at Reedley as well (pitcher and outfielder) ... honors at Reedley included Most Valuable Practice Player and Coaches' Award (football) and Rookie of the Year Award (baseball), in addition to a Scholar-Athlete Award ... All-League football, basketball and baseball player at Madera High School ... became the first player in Madera HS history to play in four all-star games (two football, one basketball, one baseball) ... chosen Madera's Athlete of the Year his senior campaign ... saw action at tight end, kicker and punter as a junior and quarterback, outside linebacker, kicker and punter as a senior ... senior stats were 1,400 yards passing and 14 TDs, and 800 yards rushing with six TDs ... two-year varsity letterwinner for coach Randy Blankenship ... received a scholar-athlete award for having a GPA of 3.0 or better ... member of the Sports Medicine Club and the Block M Club ... full name is Kenneth Gene Paolinelli ... last name is pronounced "Paul-in-ell-ee" ... parents are Kirk and Karen Paolinelli ... has one brother and one sister ... born 2/8/89 (Madera, Calif.).

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