could give 'Cats Paus for thought
Richard Linde, 18 October 2001
the UCLA/Washington game last Saturday, with Cody Pickett out with a separated
shoulder and Taylor Barton limping badly, it could have been the first
fraternal showing at quarterback in Pac-10 history. Freshman quarterback Casey
Paus was ready to replace Barton and join his brother Cory, who quarterbacks
the Bruins, on opposite ends of the playing field.
J.K. Scott transferring to Liberty in Virginia to challenge Biff Parson for
the starting job and with Ryan Porter transferring to Southwest Missouri
State, Paus is the number three quarterback at Washington behind Pickett and
Barton. Although Washington coaches want him to redshirt this year, Paus was
ready to go, if the need had arisen.
week, Casey Paus will be ready to start for Washington against the Arizona
Wildcats if Taylor Barton
(sprained foot; waiting for the results of an MRI) and Cody Pickett (third-degree shoulder separation) canít
Injured almost two weeks ago in the
game against USC, Pickett
has been throwing in practice this week; in
a third degree or complete separation, the
long-term shoulder joint stability and strength remain almost normal, but
athletes may desire surgical repair to regain the last few percent of
function. However, if Pickett is in pain, he probably won't start, and
Barton's status is iffy, since he hasn't practiced this week.
courtesy of dawgman.com
|Paus' brother, Cory, redshirted his first year at
UCLA and took over the Bruins' starting job three games into the 1999
season. He suffered a fractured collarbone against Washington to end his
season, which required surgery, and separated a shoulder against Alabama in
the 2000 season opener.
Before committing to
Washington, Casey Paus, who is from New Lenox, Illinois, played quarterback at
Lincoln-Way high school. He was the Gatorade Illinois State Player of the
Year, throwing for 1,702 yards, 18 touchdowns, with just 5 interceptions. He
finished his career for the Lincoln-Way Knights with 5,734 yards passing and
51 touchdowns. He was a Sporting News, PrepStar, Student Sports, and SuperPrep
All-American. Rvials.com ranked him as the sixth best quarterback in the
nation. He was recruited by Colorado, Arizona State, Miami, Purdue, Michigan
and Illinois but chose Washington because of the opportunity to play
far as UCLA was concerned, "I wanted to do my own thing," Casey has
been quoted as saying. "I've always been known as Cory's little
||Casey is 6-5, 200 pounds, three inches
taller than his brother--three inches Cory says he would kill for. Although slightly less mobile than Cory, his arm
strength is about the same. Casey got mostly Aís in high school, some in
advanced placement classes, and is interested in art and photography.
More than just a dabbler in the arts,
he has taken a keen interest in art and photography since the eighth grade. He is
proficient in oil paints, pencil, chalk and ink and is interested in graphic
design. In high school, Paus was a member of the Chicago Tribune
Scholar-Athlete Team. "He has the size, speed, arm and the smarts to take
his game to any level," one recruiting analyst says. "Both Paus's
have NFL potential."
Paus is the second of three siblings. His mother, Nancy, teaches school
and his father, Rick, is a contractor.
years old, Casey was born
on March 27, 1983 in Hinsdale, Ill.
to dawgman.com, Casey was throwing a bit high in practice yesterday, but
should be able to make an adjustment. Nancy Paus says that her son Casey is
deep-thinking but doesn't always show it. If so, the Dawgs' Paus could give the 'Cats Paus for thought.
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