Former Football Great Paul Severin Passes Away At 87

April 7, 2006

  • Ex-RMC coach Paul Severin dies - Richmond Times-Dispatch

    Former University of North Carolina football standout Paul Severin passed away Thursday at the age of 87.

    Severin was a two-time All-America selection by the Associated Press (1939 and 1940) and made most of the all-star teams in his senior season. His career was filled with big plays -- a touchdown catch to tie Tulane in 1939, two scoring catches against Penn that same season and a touchdown-saving tackle from behind of Duke's great Steve Lach in a 6-3 win over the Blue Devils in 1940.

    In 2003, Severin's honored jersey was added to the facade at Kenan Stadium.

    Paul Severin's Career Statistics
    Year	Rec	Yds	Avg	TD
    1938	6	86	14.3	0
    1939	9	137	15.2	5
    1940	15	185	12.3	1
    Career	30	408	13.6	6



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