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Paul Harker
Paul Harker

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Dayton, Ohio

High School:
Chaminade-Julienne

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 302

Position:
OG

Birthdate:
10/30/1979

Experience:
2L


Moves into his second season as Michigan State's starting right guard...granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA...has 17 career starts under his belt...AS A SENIOR: Academic All-Big Ten selection...presented MSU's Iron Man Award for his dedication in the weight room...appeared in 11 games in 2002, including six starting assignments...started the first two games at left guard and the last four contests of the 2002 season at right guard...suffered a broken thumb vs. Northwestern and sat out the next game vs. Iowa...graded out 90 percent or better in seven of 11 games...did not allow a sack despite playing 152.5 minutes...scored a career-best 96 percent vs. Eastern Michigan in the season opener...posted a 92-percent grade and seven pancakes vs. Wisconsin...also produced high marks in back-to-back games vs. Indiana and Purdue, scoring 94 percent in each game...recorded 45 pancake blocks, including a season-best eight knockdowns vs. Notre Dame...AS A JUNIOR: Started at left guard vs. Notre Dame and produced a career-high 10 pancakes...played 21 minutes vs. Notre Dame before suffering a season-ending right shoulder/neck injury in the fourth quarter...AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in five of the Spartans' first six games (DNP vs. Missouri) in 2000 and played 28.5 minutes...suffered a broken left foot vs. Wisconsin and missed the last five games of the season...graded out over 80 percent in all but one game...produced his top grades vs. Wisconsin (93 percent, 5 pancakes) and Notre Dame (94-6)...1999 SEASON: Granted a medical redshirt after missing the last seven games of the 1999 season due to a concussion...saw action in only three games (vs. Eastern Michigan, Illinois and Iowa) in 1999 and played 29.5 minutes...graded out 80 percent overall vs. Illinois...produced his top pass-blocking grade of the season vs. Eastern Michigan at 86 percent...played a season-high 17 minutes vs. Iowa...AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in 11 games as a true freshman in 1998 (DNP vs. Colorado State), including starts in the last 10 games at left guard...pressed into service when Shaun Mason went down with a season-ending knee injury in the second quarter vs. Oregon...played a total of 307.5 minutes, including a career-high 35.5 minutes vs. Northwestern... turned in his best all-around performance vs. Purdue, grading out at 82 percent in his pass-blocking assignments...HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: PrepStar All-American...featured on Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report and SuperPrep's All-Midwest Teams...listed on The National Recruiting Advisor's and PrepStar's All-Region Teams...first-team all-state and All-Southwest District selection as a senior...two-time all-area and All-Greater Catholic League pick...selected to play in the Ohio North-South and Ohio-Pennsylvania Big 33 All-Star Games...earned second-team All-Southwest District honors as a junior...three-year starter for Coach Jim Place at Chaminade-Julienne High School in Dayton, Ohio...also lettered in wrestling...graduated from high school with a 3.4 grade-point average...son of Donald and Susan Harker...born Oct. 30, 1979...received his bachelor's degree in communication in May 2003...plans to pursue a second undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary studies -- human resource.

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