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.

AP Sports Writer

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