97 John von Paris
Promising defensive line veteran who was an outstanding high school wrestler ... enters preseason camp with a chance to take over starting defensive end position vacated by Will Braaf ... has gotten bigger and stronger since last season ... tough player who runs well ... recorded four tackles, one tackle for loss and forced a fumble in 2010 spring game.
2009 (Junior): Valuable backup defensive lineman early in the season before working way into starting lineup to stay in week eight ... led team with 11 tackles for loss, equaling the most tackles for loss by a Bison since 2004 ... third in Patriot League in tackles for loss, and the highest non-senior ... tied for third on team with three sacks, including two in season opener against Duquesne ... tied for 15th in the Patriot League in sacks ... posted at least one tackle in all 11 contests ... forced a fumble at Cornell ... finished with three pass breakups, including a pair in loss to Lehigh ... had a four-game streak with at least one tackle for loss ... rushed once for seven yards on a fake punt that garnered a first down for Bison in upset of No. 13 Holy Cross ... two-time team Special Teams Player of the Week.
2008 (Sophomore): Played in all 11 games ... valuable reserve who registered 20 tackles and four tackles for loss ... ranked tied for fourth on team in tackles for loss ... had three tackles for loss in season's first three games ... registered 1.5 sacks at Robert Morris ... also had a sack at Holy Cross ... second on team with 2.5 sacks ... forced a fumble in win at Robert Morris ... season-high three tackles five times.
2007 (Freshman): Saw action in three varsity games and finished with three tackles, all coming in the Lafayette game ... had one tackle for loss ... also logged 12 tackles in three junior varsity games ... best outing came against Lackawanna, when he finished with seven tackles and a half-sack ... named Lewisburg Touchdown Club Scout Team Player of the Week after the Stony Brook game.
John Carroll High School: Lettered four times each in football and wrestling and twice in lacrosse ... two-year captain in both football and wrestling ... first-team all-county selection in both sports ... Scholar-Athlete Catholic Review ... named to National Football Foundation All-Academic Team ... member of Baltimore Touchdown Club Super 22 Team and Maryland All-Star Team ... Baltimore Sun "player to watch" ... in wrestling finished No. 2 in the state at heavyweight as a junior and won the state title as a senior ... placed fifth at the National Prep Championships to earn All-America honors ... finished year 48-2 ... was also an outstanding rugby player ... led the John Carroll rugby team to the national high school championship, recording a record 18 tries ... named First Team All-Potomac Rugby Union ... earned Harford County Executive's Award and American Legion Boy State Program Leadership Award.
Personal: John Frederick Geary von Paris ... born May 8, 1989 in Baltimore, Md. ... son of John and Patti von Paris ... has a younger brother, Sammy, who will be enrolled at the U.S. Naval Academy starting in 2010-11 ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in 2009 ... majoring in management.
von Paris' Career Defensive Statistics
Year G/GS UT AT TT TFL QBS PD FF FR
2007 3/0 1 2 3 0.5-1 0 0 0 0
2008 11/0 9 11 20 4-24 2.5-19 0 1 0
2009 11/3 18 15 33 11-56 3-22 3 1 0
Totals 25/3 28 28 56 15.5-81 5.5-41 3 2 0