#97 Sean Paddock
Hometown: Bettendorf, Iowa
Major: Marketing and management
Earned All-America honors by three publications, including Daktronics which named him to its first team … ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team … Unanimous first-team All-MIAA selection
Started all 15 games … led the team with six sacks and 13.5 tackles-for-loss … ranked third in the MIAA in total tackles-for-loss and fourth in total sacks ... also led the team with 12 quarterback hurries, four recovered fumbles and three forced fumbles … blocked a punt at Truman (9/20) … also recovered a fumble and raced 52 yards to set up the first touchdown of the game … set a career-high with 3.5 tackles-for-loss and tied his career-high with two sacks at Central Missouri (10/11) … had a career-high eight tackles in the national championship game vs. Minnesota-Duluth (12/13) ... MIAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll member
ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First-Team ... MIAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll member ... earned honorable mention all-MIAA honors ... started all 14 games ... finished second on the team with six sacks and third with 10 tackles-for-loss ... 53 tackles tied for the sixth-most on the team ... tied his career-high of seven tackles in the season-opener vs. Nebraska-Omaha (9/8) and vs. Central Missouri (10/13) ... tied his career-high with two sacks vs. Central Missouri ... had four tackles, including 1.5 sacks in the national championship game vs. Valdosta State (12/15) ... tied for the team lead with three forced fumbles and moved into third place on the program's all-time forced fumbles list with six ... credited with six quarterback hurries
Saw action in all 15 games as a reserve defensive end … tied for the team lead with 7.5 sacks and was fourth with 10.5 tackles-for-loss … compiled three forced fumbles, a team-high … in four of his first six games, credited with at least half a sack … posted career-high seven tackles with one tackle-for-loss against Pittsburg State (11/4).
Pleasant Valley High School
First-team all-state and all-metro pick ... all-Mississippi Athletic Conference first-team honoree at both offensive line and linebacker ... Shrine Bowl participant ... Team MVP ... only player to be named to the first-team all-conference squads on both offense and defense ... academic all-conference selection ... graduated in 2005.
Son of Don and Sonya Paddock ... born Sept. 26, 1986