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2005 Football Roster


Paul Wheeler

Class: r-Sr.
Position: K
Height: 6-1
Weight: 222 pounds
Previous School: Tullahoma
Hometown: Tullahoma, TN

2005: Played in nine of 11 games ... Had five touchbacks on the year in 26 attempts ... Average depth of his kicks was the 8.3 yard line and the opposition's average drive start was the 28.2 yard line ... Picked up his first touchback of the year at FAU ... Had two touchbacks in win over Arkansas State.

2004: Handled kickoff duties in all 11 contests, registering 13 touchbacks ... Three of six kickoffs went for touchbacks in win at Akron ... Two of five kickoffs were touchbacks and each drive after a kickoff started at or inside the 20 versus Florida Atlantic ... Kicked off twice at Louisiana-Lafayette ... Had one touchback at North Texas and versus Arkansas State ... Recorded three touchbacks versus Idaho and one at New Mexico State ... Had pair of touchbacks against Louisiana-Monroe and one at Troy.

2003: Played in all 12 games ... For the year, his average depth on 55 kickoffs was the 4.8 yard line and the opponents average drive start was the 22.1 yard line ... He finished with a total of 15 touchbacks ... Kicked off five times against FAU and his average depth was the 5.6-yard line ... Registered one touchback against FAU, Georgia, Clemson, Missouri, and Temple ... Had two touchbacks against NMSU ... Tallied four touchbacks at Idaho and added two more against North Texas.

2002: Was the team's starting kickoff man for all 12 games ... Finished the year with the average depth of his kickoffs advancing to the 4.7-yard line while the team's average drive start of his kickoffs was the 23-yard line ... Had 23 touchbacks on the season ... Did not kick any out of bounds ... In the opener at Alabama, the average depth on five of Wheeler's kickoffs was the 0.6-yard line.

2001: Took a redshirt year.

High School: Lettered three years for coach John Olive at Tullahoma High School ... Voted first team all-state, first team all-midstate, and the Region 5 4A specialty MVP as a senior ... Connected on 11 of 14 field goals and 28 of 29 PATs as a senior, including a 57-yard field goal ... As a junior, he earned first team all-midstate honors while also garnering honorable mention all-state recognition ... Made 8 of 10 field goals and hit 32 of 34 extra point attempts as a junior.

Personal: Parents: Brian and Debbie Wheeler ... Born: 5/21/83 ... Major: Business Administration (earned degree in 2005).



2002 Game-by-Game Stats
2003 Game-by-Game Stats
2004 Game-by-Game Stats
2005 Game-by-Game Stats