UTAH: Miami transfer was scheduled to start at linebacker before he injured his foot in spring ball ... will miss the preseason camp, but hopes to return to action sometime during the season.
PRIOR TO UTAH: Earned two letters at Miami (Florida) as a true freshman in 2011 and in 2012 ... his sophomore season, he was a two-time ACC Linebacker of the Week ... played in 10 games in 2012, making seven starts at outside linebacker ... finished third on team in tackles with 61, including 40 solo stops ... added 3.5 tackles for loss, two pass breakups and one forced fumble ... had a career-best 14 tackles (0.5 TFL) vs. Virginia and was named ACC Linebacker of the Week ... also won ACC Linebacker of the Week after 11-tackle game against North Carolina State ... nine tackles at Notre Dame ... played in seven games as a freshman, finishing four tackles ... as a high school senior at Kathleen HS in Lakeland, Fla., he racked up 155 tackles, two interceptions and four forced fumbles ... rated as 33rd- and 22nd-best outside linebacker on Rivals.com and ESPNU, respectively.
PERSONAL: Son of Masha and Leslie Paul ... sociology major will receive his bachelor's degree in the fall ... name is pronounced gee-ah-nee ... born Mar. 6, 1993.
YEAR G/GS UT AT TOT TFL SACK PBU 2011* 7/0 1 3 4 0.0-0 0.0 0 2012* 10/7 40 21 61 3.5-6 0.0 2 Career* 17/7 41 24 65 3.5-6 0.0 2 *at Miami