The Mayor of Dewitt
- Aug 15, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Record-setting quarterbacks, hard-hitting defenders, big-play receivers and a legendary head coach highlight the 2021 Atlantic Coast Conference Football Honors class announced Tuesday.
Markus Paul, S, Syracuse (1985-87)
A four-year starter for the Orange and a key member of the unbeaten 1987 team • A two-time finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented to the nation's most outstanding defensive back • Still owns the Orange career interceptions record with 19 • An All-American in 1988, Paul spent five years as a player in the NFL after being drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 1989 draft • Following his playing career, Paul embarked on a successful career in coaching, serving as a strength and conditioning coach for five Super Bowl champion teams • Coaching career included stints with the Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots, New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys • Passed away on Nov. 25, 2020 at the age of 54.