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Niles Paul
TE #84
Omaha, Neb.

Quick Stats (2017):


2016 Special Teams Captain
2016 Redskins Ed Block Courage Award

2016 Special Teams Captain
2016 Redskins Ed Block Courage Award

Selected by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round (155th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft... Re-signed with the Redskins on March 6, 2015.

Former wide receiver who made the transition to tight end in 2012 and has been one of the team's special teams standouts in his time in Washington... Handled kick return duties down the stretch run of Washington’s 2012 NFC East championship season... Enters 2017 having previously appeared in 68 games with 18 starts... Recorded 55 career receptions for 762 yards (13.9 avg.) and two touchdowns through the conclusion of the 2016 season.

Voted as the team's Special Teams Captain prior to the season... Appeared in eight games with one start, catching two passes for 27 yards on the year... Contributed on offense and special teams vs. PIT (9/12)... Recorded a 16-yard catch vs. DAL (9/18), his first reception since Week 17 of 2014... Played on offense and special teams in wins at NYG (9/25), vs. CLE (10/2), at BAL (10/9) and vs. PHI (10/16)... Caught an 11-yard pass at DET (10/23)... Contributed on offense and special teams in a tie against CIN (10/30) in London... Placed on Reserve/Injured list with a labrum injury on Nov. 8.
Suffered a severe ankle injury in the preseason opener and spent the season on the team’s Reserve/Injured list.

Started seven of the 16 games in which he played, setting career highs in receptions (39) and receiving yards (507), smashing his previous highs of eight receptions and 152 receiving yards set in 2012... Registered career highs at HOU (9/7) with four receptions for 86 yards and a career-long 48-yard reception... Caught a two-yard touchdown pass in the midst of recording career highs in receptions (eight) and receiving yards (99) vs. JAX (9/14)... Caught six passes for 68 yards (11.3 avg.) at PHI (9/21)... Recorded three receptions for 60 yards before exiting the game with an injury vs. NYG (9/25). Became the first Redskins tight end to record at least 60 receiving yards in four consecutive games since Chris Cooley in Weeks 11-14 of the 2007 season... Started and caught one pass for six yards vs. SEA (10/6)... Started and caught one pass for seven yards at ARI (10/12)... Caught a career- long 50-yard reception among his two catches for 58 yards and also added a fumble recovery on special teams vs. TEN (10/19)... Started in an overtime win at DAL (10/27) and gained 27 yards on three receptions (9.0 avg.)... Caught two passes for 18 yards at MIN (11/2)... Gained 17 yards on three receptions in a start vs. TB (11/16)... Caught one pass for 11 yards at SF (11/23)... Gained seven yards on one reception at IND (11/30)... Started and caught one pass for seven yards vs. STL (12/7)... Started and caught a 17-yard pass at NYG (12/14)... Played on offense and special teams vs. PHI (12/20)... Caught two passes for 19 yards vs. DAL (12/28).

Played in 15 games, making four starts... Caught four passes for 51 yards (12.8 avg.) and contributed significantly on special teams... Saw action in a reserve role and on special teams vs. PHI (9/9), at GB (9/15) and vs. DET (9/22)... Caught two passes for 20 yards (10.0 avg.) at OAK (9/29)... Had a nine-yard kick return at DAL (10/13)... Contributed on offense and special teams vs. CHI (10/20) and at DEN (10/27)... Started in a three-tight-end set vs. SD (11/3), catching one pass for six yards and adding a 24-yard kickoff return... Returned three kickoffs for 74 yards (24.7 avg.) at MIN (11/7)... Returned one kickoff for 23 yards at PHI (11/17)... Returned six kickoffs for 102 yards (17.0 avg.), both career highs, vs. SF (11/25)... Inactive with an illness vs. NYG (12/1)... Started at fullback and caught one pass for 25 yards vs. KC (12/8). Also returned eight kickoffs for 179 yards (22.4 avg.) including a season-long 39-yard return... Saw action at ATL (12/15), vs. DAL (12/22) and at NYG (12/29).

Played in 16 regular season games with four starts, posting career highs in receptions (eight), receiving yards (152) and receiving touchdowns (one)... Saw action on special teams and at tight end in a season-opening win at NO (9/9)... Started at tight end — his first career start at that position — and had three receptions for 13 yards (4.3 avg.)... Saw action at tight end and on special teams vs. CIN (9/23)... Played at tight end and on special teams, catching one pass for 30 yards on a flea flicker at TB (9/30)... Started at tight end and played special teams vs. ATL (10/7)... Played tight end and special teams and had a highlight-reel hit on punt returner Marcus Sherels vs. MIN (10/14)... Saw action at tight end at NYG (10/21) and had his first career rushing attemp for -1 yard... Saw action as a reserve at PIT (10/28), catching one pass for a career-long 37 yards... Had one catch for 22 yards vs. CAR (11/4)... Started at tight end and played on special teams in a win vs. PHI (11/18)... Had one catch in a Thanksgiving Day win at DAL (11/22), hauling in a 29-yard pass from Robert Griffin III for the first touchdown of his career... Started and had one reception for no gain in a win vs. NYG on Monday Night Football (12/3). Also returned a kickoff 39 yards in the second quarter, a career long... Had two kick returns for 37 yards (18.5) in a win vs. BAL (12/9)... Saw action at tight end and on special teams in a win at CLE (12/16)... Had one catch for 21 yards and three kick returns for 56 yards (18.7 avg.) in a win at PHI (12/23)... Had three kick returns for 98 yards (30.7 avg.) with a long of 48 in a division-clinching win vs. DAL (12/30). The 48-yard return was the longest by an NFL player listed as a tight end since 1981 (56, Chicago’s Emery Moorehead)... Had five kickoff returns for 97 yards (19.4 avg.) in NFC Wild Card Round vs. SEA (1/6).

Saw action on special teams in his first career game and fielded one punt for zero yards vs. NYG (9/11)... Saw action on special teams vs. ARI (9/18) and recorded one tackle... Saw action on special teams at DAL (9/26)... Saw action at wide receiver and on special teams (10/2) and recorded three special teams tackles (two solo)... Saw action on special teams vs. PHI (10/16)... Started at wide receiver at CAR (10/23) and caught two passes for 25 yards (12.5 avg.)... Saw action at wide receiver and on special teams at BUF (10/30)... Saw action at wide receiver and on special teams vs. SF (11/6) and had one kick return for 15 yards... Was inactive at MIA (11/13), vs. DAL (11/20) and at SEA (11/27) with an injury... Saw action at wide receiver and on special teams vs. NYJ (12/4)... Saw action at wide receiver and on special teams vs. NE (12/11)... Saw action at wide receiver and on special teams at NYG (12/18). Had the first rushing attempt of his career, gaining seven yards... Started at wide receiver vs. MIN (12/24) and was held without a catch... Saw action at wide receiver and on special teams at PHI (1/1/12).

In four seasons at Nebraska, played in 46 games, with 29 starts and totaled 103 receptions for 1,532 yards (14.9 avg.) and five touchdowns... Ranks sixth in school history in receptions (103) and fifth in receiving yards (1,532)... Also had 77 kickoff returns for 1,887 yards (24.5 avg.) and two touchdowns and 60 punt returns for 647 yards (10.8 avg.) and one touchdown... Ranks fifth in school history with 4,122 all-purpose yards... As a senior, earned All-Big 12 Conference second team by the league’s coaches... Started 12 games a wide receiver and finished second on the team with 39 receptions for 516 yards (13.2 avg.) and one touchdown... Gained 160 yards on 14 punt returns (11.4 avg.) and 464 kickoff return yards and one touchdown on 19 attempts (24.4 avg.)... His 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown vs. Oklahoma State tied for the second-longest run back in school history... Finished second on the team with 1,154 all-purpose yards (96.2 ypg)... As a junior, earned All-Big 12 Conference first-team honors as an all-purpose back by The NFL Draft Reports and second-team accolades from the Kansas City Star, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, San Antonio News- Express and Dallas Morning News... Totaled 40 receptions for 796 yards (19.9 avg.), which was the fifth-best yardage total in school history... Had nine receptions for 35 yards or longer... Returned 28 punts for 407 yards (10.7 avg.) and one touchdown... Also returned 16 kickoffs for 446 yards (27.9 avg.)... Totaled 1,697 all-purpose yards, the eighth-best season total in school history... Played in all 13 games, with four starts as a sophomore... Finished with 23 receptions for 214 yards (9.3 avg.)... Registered 969 kickoff return yards, which ranked third in school history and 10th in conference history... Played in seven games as a freshman, catching one pass for six yards. Also had an eight-yard kickoff return.

Attended Omaha North (Neb.) H.S.... As a senior, caught 46 passes for 814 yards and 13 touchdowns, while also averaging more than 18 yards per punt return... Named a firstteam All-Nebraska and first-team All-Metro selection by the Omaha World-Herald and a first-team Super-State pick by the Lincoln Journal Star... One of 58 players selected as a Parade All-American... As a junior, earned All-State honors from the Lincoln Journal Star and All-Metro accolades from the World-Herald... Rated as one of the top 20 receiving prospects in the nation by both Rivals.com and Scout.com... Led the West team in receiving in the U.S. Army All-American Game in San Antonio... In track, won the 110-meter dash as a senior... Led the Vikings to the Class A state track title in 2006 by winning four gold medals... Captured the Class A titles in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles and was part of all-class gold medal teams in the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relays... Majored in communication studies and sociology, earning second-team Academic All-Big 12 in 2008 and was also on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll... Is the nephew of former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green... Cousin is Minnesota Vikings CB Shaun Prater.

Has annually been one of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation’s most active contributors since arriving in Washington in 2011... Was frequently contributing in the community in 2015 despite missing the season with a severe ankle injury. During the year, he visited an elementary school in Beltsville, Md., to promote reading among fourth and fifth grade students, attended the Draft Day Party, assembled care packages for domestic violence victims at the Fear 2 Freedom event at Redskins Park, interacted with children during training camp at the Redskins All-Star Experience, visited Redskins Read Challenge winners from Roscoe R. Nix elementary school, interacted with nearly 400 children who competed in drills and activities at the Play 60 Military Challenge at Fort Belvoir, Va., spoke with active duty members and veterans of the military during Military Day at FedExField, was an honorary team captain in a local breast cancer awareness high school game, played in a flag football tournament with 50 Special Olympics participants, and spoke to area youth about making positive choices at 4th & Life... In 2014, participated in Fuel Up to Play 60 Mini-Combines, a KaBOOM! playground build, Recess with the Redskins, the Power Up to Read Celebration at Oaklands Elementary School in Laurel, Md., Movies with Morris, Redskins Burgundy & Gold Game to benefit Global Down Syndrome Foundation, Robert Griffin III’s Friday Night Lights camp, Fit Fest in Richmond, Ryan Kerrigan’s Blitz for the Better Ruth’s Chris celebrity waiter night, Back to School Shopping Spree. Redskins Salute to Play 60 event at Joint Base Andrews, All-Star Survivors Celebration, Get the Ball Rolling Flag Football Experience, Friday Night Lights Breast Cancer Awareness game at Langley (Va.) High School, USO Turkeys for Troops, Leckie (D.C.) Elementary School library renovation, Covered for the Holidays, WOW Ladies Night Out and Skins Santa Shoppe... In 2013, participated in the Fuel Up To Play 60 Football Clinic and volunteered in the Macy’s Back to School Shopping Spree... In 2012, joined fans at the annual Draft Day Party at FedExField as well as the team’s 80th Anniversary Thank You Tour... Coached students at the WRCF and Coca-Cola “Play 60 Flag Football Clinic” as part of the Live Positively: Get the Ball Rolling initiative... Dressed up in costume and visited with children at the WRCF “Pediatric Halloween Party”... Joined WRCF and local Marines to distribute more than 1,000 “Touchdown for Tots” toys to underserved area youth at the annual “Skins Santa Shoppe”... In 2011, helped distribute 3,500 whole turkeys and Thanksgiving food baskets at FedExField to Prince George’s County residents in need during the team’s annual Harvest Feast... Helped the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation collect new children’s books for distribution to underprivileged children in the Washington, D.C. area.

Career Stats
TOTAL 57 791 13.9 50 2 3 5 1.7 7 0 2 1
2017 WAS 7 3 2 29 14.5 32 0 1 -1 -1 -1 0 -- --
2016 WAS 8 1 2 27 13.5 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 WAS 16 7 39 507 13 50 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2013 WAS 15 4 4 51 12.8 25 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 WAS 16 4 8 152 19 37 1 1 -1 -1 -1 0 1 0
2011 WAS 13 2 2 25 12.5 14 0 1 7 7 7 0 -- --
Recent Games
1 PHI L 17-30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @LA W 27-20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 OAK W 27-10 1 -3 -3 -3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @KC L 20-29 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 SF W 26-24 -- -- -- -- -- 1 -1 -1 -1 0 -- --
7 @PHI L 24-34 1 32 32 32 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 DAL L 19-33 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 @SEA W 17-14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 MIN L 30-38 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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