Logan Paulsen, Washington Redskins Tight End, Is 'Gym Rat' And 'Lumberjack'

7:08 AM, Nov 2, 2012   |    comments
Logan Paulsen #82 of the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 11, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Logan Paulsen played both tight end and defensive end at Chaminade College Preparatory School in Northridge, Calif. He even set a school record with 24 sacks in his junior season.

In his freshman year at UCLA, the two-way player became a one-way player. One overriding factor made it a simple decision.

Paulsen realized he'd never learned to tackle.

Today he is the No. 1 tight end for the Washington Redskins, a job title even he never thought he'd own - yet he has it for a second time.

With Fred Davis out with a torn Achilles and Chris Cooley working his way back into playing shape after being re-signed, Paulsen has claimed the starting job ahead of Niles Paul and has caught four passes from Robert Griffin III in each of the last two games.

JOSEPH WHITE
AP Sports Writer

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