From Duke basketball to the NFL for Paulus?

Greg Paulus, a guard on the Duke University basketball team for the past four years, worked out for the Green Bay Packers a couple days ago in Durham, N.C., according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

Paulus, a former Parade All-American as a quarterback in Syracuse, N.Y., opted for basketball instead of football out of high school. But could an NFL career be in his future? The State Journal had more on Paulus’ impressive background.

    Paulus, who won the Gatorade National Player of the Year Award in football after his senior year at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, N.Y., turned down football scholarship offers to the University of Miami and Notre Dame to pursue basketball at Duke, where he was a three-year starter before coming off the bench for the Blue Devils for much of this season. …
    A four-time all-state selection during his high school career, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Paulus set six New York state passing records at Christian Brothers, including the record for passing yards (11,763). Christian Brothers was 42-3 with him at quarterback, and he started the U.S. Army All-American game. He finished his career with 152 career touchdown passes in 45 games and led his school to the NYSPHAA Class AA championship as a senior.

An NFL scout spoke to the paper about Paulus’ chances of making the league: “It’s doable, but he’d need some work.”

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