| Paul Boyette, Jr.
|Height / Weight:|
6-4 / 295
A second-year defensive lineman ... ranked as the No. 21 defensive tackle in the nation by ESPNU coming out of high school.
Coached by Walt Beasley at Humble High School ... A two-time all-district and all-area performer on the defensive line ... played in the 2012 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl ... ranked as the 21st-best defensive tackle by ESPNU ... a member of the Houston Chronicle's The Houston 100 (top prospects in greater Houston area) ... recorded 172 tackles, 43 TFL, 15 sacks and one INT while helping lead Humble to a 26-18 record in four seasons ... an All-Greater Houston first-team selection (Houston Chronicle) as a senior ... a second-team Preseason Super Team selection by Dave Campbell's Texas Football ... named second-team all-district 18-4A ... named the Greater Houston Honda Dealers Player of the Week in week three ... named the Gatorade Performer of the Week in week 13 ... tallied 52 tackles, 14 TFL, eight sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one blocked FG ... a unanimous first-team all-district 18-4A selection as a junior ... helped lead Humble to a 11-2 record and an appearance in the third round of the state playoffs ... tallied 61 tackles, 19 TFL, five sacks and one INT ... tallied 55 tackles, to TFL and three sacks ... tallied four tackles and one sack as a freshman ... helped lead humble to a 8-3 record and an appearance in the second round of the state playoffs ... also lettered in basketball ... two-time second-team academic all-district selection.
Began playing football at the age of 4 ... uncle, Garland Boyette, played linebacker and ran track at Grambling State before playing with the St. Louis Cardinals (NFL; 1962-63) and becoming a Pro Bowler with the Houston Oilers (AFL; 1966-72) ... uncle, Ernie Ladd, played on the defensive line at Grambling State before being becoming an All-Pro defensive tackle, being drafted by the San Diego Chargers (1961-65) and also playing for the Houston Oilers (1966-67) and Kansas City Chiefs (1967-68) ... named second-team all-district in basketball as a junior ... mentored students at Humble Elementary School ... coached little league football ... worked at Winter Haven Nursing Home ... active in his church ... enjoys cooking and fishing.
THE BOYETTE FILE
My dream as a college football player: Be an All-American
During pregame, I like to: Listen to music and pray
If I were to play another sport it would be: Basketball
Nobody knows how much I like to: Fish and Cook
Favorite vehicle: Tahoe
Favorite show: Martin
Favorite movie: House Party, Houst Party 2
Favorite sports movie: Varsity Blues and Friday Night Lights
Favorite actor and actress: Martin Lawrence and Meagan Good
Favorite song: Before I Let Go, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
Sports hero: Marcus Tubbs
Favorite superhero: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Favorite video game: 2K12, Madden
Favorite cartoon characters: Scooby Doo
I came to Texas because: It's the best football program in the country.