All-NEC WR Paul Becomes Third Central Connecticut Player in Three Years to Garner NFL Interest
New Britain, CT - Former Central Connecticut football standout, and two-time all-NEC wide receiver, Josue Paul (Delray Beach, FL/Pope John Paul II) has signed a free agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. Paul becomes the third Blue Devil under Coach Jeff McInerney to earn interest from the National Football League.
Paul joins former Blue Devil running backs Justise Hairston and James Mallory in garnering interest from the NFL. Hairston was a sixth round pick of the New England Patriots in the 2007 NFL Draft and Mallory spent time in training camp with the Buffalo Bills last summer.
"I am extremely proud of Josue, like I am of all my players, for the hard work and dedication that they put into this program. He is a great example of a young man who works hard and is determined, and if you can pair determination and hard work you're going to be successful in any endeavor," McInerney said. "As a football player he has a tremendous ability for making big plays, and I am very excited that he is getting this opportunity with the Chiefs. I wish him the best of luck."
Paul earned his second consecutive All-Northeast Conference selection at wide receiver as a senior when he played in six games and caught 23 passes for 426 yards and three touchdowns. He also returned eight kickoffs for 177 yards and an average of 22.1 yards per return. Throughout his career, Paul showed the ability to break big plays. He has kick return touchdowns of 95, 95, 90 and 86 yards in his career, an 82-yard rushing touchdown and was always a deep-ball threat in the passing game. He finished his CCSU career with 16 touchdowns and 3,852 all-purpose yards.