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#66 Levi Paulsen

Height 6-5
Weight 290 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Moville, Iowa
High School Woodbury Central

Hawk Item – – Member of 2019 Leadership Group.

2019 – – Academic All-Big Ten for fourth year . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, offense . . . 2019 – – Saw action in all 13 games, with one start at right guard and three starts at right tackle . . . tarted at right guard in 38-14 win over Miami as offense gained 213 rushing yards and 465 yards total offense . . . started at right tackle in 30-0 win over Rutgers as offense gained 438 yards total offense . . . started at right tackle in 18-17 win at Iowa State . . . started at right tackle in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee as offense gained 644 yards total offense . . . saw action at both right guard and right tackle in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan . . . saw action at right guard in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State . . . saw action in 26-20 win over Purdue . . . saw action at right guard in 20-0 win at Northwestern . . . saw action in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin . . . saw action in 23-19 win over #7 Minnesota . . . saw action in 19-10 win over Illinois as offense gained 387 yards total offense . . . saw action in 27-24 win at Nebraska . . . saw action in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over #22 USC.

2018 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten for third year . . . 2018 – – Started at left tackle in 33-7 win over Northern Illinois as offense rushed for 209 net yards . . . saw action in 13-3 win over Iowa State . . . saw action in 38-14 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 545 yards total offense . . . saw action in 28-17 loss to #18 Wisconsin . . . saw action in 48-31 win at Minnesota as offense gained 420 yards total offense . . . saw action in 42-16 win at Indiana as offense gained 479 yards total offense . . . saw action in 23-0 win over Maryland as offense gained for 224 net rushing yards . . . saw action on special teams in 30-24 loss at #17 Penn State . . . saw action at left guard in 38-36 loss at Purdue . . . saw action on special teams in 14-10 loss to Northwestern . . . saw action in 63-0 win at Illinois as offense gained 400 yards total offense . . . saw action in 31-28 win over Nebraska as offense rushed for 226 yards and gained 419 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 27-22 Outback Bowl win over #18 Mississippi State.

2017 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten for second year . . . 2017 – – Saw action on special teams in 24-3 win over Wyoming . . . saw action on special teams in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State as offense gained 497 yards total offense . . . saw action in 31-14 win over North Texas as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . saw action in 21-19 loss to #4 Penn State . . . saw action in 17-10 loss at Michigan State . . . saw action in 45-16 win over Illinois as offense gained 441 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern . . . saw action on special teams in 17-10 win over Minnesota . . . saw action in 55-24 win over #3 Ohio State as offense gained 487 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 38-14 loss at #6 Wisconsin . . . did not see action in 24-15 loss to Purdue . . . did not see action in 56-14 win at Nebraska . . . started at right tackle and played every offensive down in 27-20 Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College.

2016 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2016 – – Saw action in nine games, with one start at right guard . . . saw action in 45-21 win over Miami as offense gained 404 yards total offense . . . saw action in 42-3 win over Iowa State as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 23-21 loss to North Dakota State . . .  did not see action in 14-7 win at Rutgers . . . did not see action in 38-31 loss to Northwestern . . . did not see action in 14-7 win at Minnesota . . . saw action at both guard and tackle in 49-35 win at Purdue as offense rushed for 365 yards net rushing yards and gained 520 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 17-9 loss to #10 Wisconsin . . . saw action on special teams in 41-14 loss at #12 Penn State . . . saw action at right guard in 14-13 win over #2 Michigan . . . started at right guard in 28-0 win at Illinois as offense rushed for 262 yards and gained 342 yards total offense . . . saw action in 40-10 win over #15 Nebraska as offense rushed for 264 net yards and gained 408 yards total offense . . . saw action in 30-3 Outback Bowl loss to #17 Florida.

2015 – – Redshirted.

High school honors – – Named to Des Moines Register Elite All-State team as a defensive lineman as a senior . . . named Class A first-team all-state as a senior by Des Moines Register and Iowa Newspaper Association . . . All-Northwest Iowa and all-district first team as a senior, along with being named district defensive MVP . . . selected to compete in Iowa Shrine Bowl following senior season and nominee for U.S. Army All-American Bowl . . . as a junior, was second-team all-state by Des Moines Register, first-team all-district and second-team All-Northwest Iowa . . . first-team all-state as a sophomore by Des Moines Register and first-team all-district . . . also third-team all-state by Iowa Newspaper Association and third-team All-Northwest Iowa . . . Career – – Four-year letterman as offensive tackle and defensive end . . . team captain for final three prep seasons . . . helped prep team reach playoffs as a freshman, sophomore, and senior, with 10-2 record in final prep season as team reached state quarterfinals . . . recorded 56 tackles as a senior, with 28 tackles for loss, two sacks, two fumble recoveries, and one touchdown . . . recorded 30 tackles as a junior, with one sack . . . collected 52 tackles as a sophomore, with five tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries . . . as a freshman recorded 35 tackles, including four tackles for loss and one sack . . . also lettered in wrestling (4), track (3) and baseball . . . posted an undefeated regular season on the mat as a junior and won state Class 1A heavyweight title as a senior.

Personal – – Born 10/10/96 . . . engineering major . . . parents are Michelle and Dan Paulsen . . . member of National Honor Society and earned academic all-district recognition . . . member of high Honor Roll . . . twin brother Landan is also an offensive lineman for Iowa football team . . . one of two sets of brothers on Iowa roster . . . high school coach was Kelly Manker.