Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#41 Paul Vassallo
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 247
Year: Senior
Hometown: Reno, Nev.
High School: Bishop Manogue HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Arizona: Returning 13-game starter at Will linebacker in 2011... Honorable mention All-Pac-10... Solid year as junior transfer in 2010, leading the squad with 102 tackles and other big plays with eight TFL, two sacks, two PBUs and a forced fumble... Season-high 14 hits against Washington to earn Pac-10 Defensive POW honor, and double digits three other games including his debut (10) at Toledo... Season-best two TFL at Oregon... First player to hit 100 tackles since Spencer Larsen's 131 in 2007... Sacks vs. Iowa and Washington... Enrolled at Arizona in January 2010...

Junior College: SuperPrep Juco 100... JCFootball preseason juco All-America... Missed seven 2009 games after a concussion, playing in four games and netting 16 tackles... Began at Nevada redshirting as a true freshman in 2007 but transferred to Sierra College in Rocklin, Calif... Recorded 87 tackles and 14 1/2 sacks and forcing five fumbles in his first season in 2008, All-Valley Conference first-team honors and all-California juco honors... Had three-sack game to earn J.C.Gridwire northern California player of the week honor in Sept. 2008...

High School: Prepped at Bishop Manogue High School in Reno... Team captain senior year... Second-team all-state as linebacker... Caught 11 passes for 157 yards and two TD in 2006 as a tight end, with 72 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions...

Personal: Academic major is pre-public health... Son of Pamela and the late Ben Vassallo... Born in Reno... Date of birth Dec. 16, 1989... Recruited by Coach Jeff Hammerschmidt... Pronunciation: Vuh-sah-loh

Career Totals
Year	G-GS	UT	AT	TT	Other
2010	13-13	77	25	102	8 TFL, 2 Sk, 2 PBU, FR, FF