NU chapter's efforts benefit Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation
2014: Redshirt senior ... Starting left tackle ... Aided running back Justin Jackson in gaining a career-high 162 yards against Wisconsin ... Helped Wildcats gain 361 yards of offense and score three touchdowns at Penn State ... Offense gained season-high 394 yards against NIU ... Made first career start at left tackle against Cal ... Helped Wildcats gain 354 yards of total offense against Golden Bears ... Started all 12 games at right tackle in 2013.
2013: Redshirt junior ... Started all 12 games at right tackle ... Helped Wildcats average 172.4 yards per game on the ground ... Offensive line helped QBs to complete 63.1 percent of passes this season, third-best mark in the Big Ten ... Wildcats led the Big Ten and ranked third in the NCAA in red zone offense (95.7%) ... Aided QB Trevor Siemian in throwing for 414 yards and four TDs at Illinois ... Helped NU rush for a season-high 332 yards on the ground against Western Michigan ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2012: Saw time in all 13 games, primarily on special teams and in goalline situations ... Made his first career start at Penn State ... Against Illinois, caught a 24-yard touchdown pass from Kain Colter on a tackle-eligible play, contributing to a 50-14 Wildcats victory ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2011: Played in 11 of 13 games as a reserve offensive lineman and on special teams ... Named offensive practice player of the week ahead of Boston College and Penn State games ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2010: Did not see action ... Named team's offensive practice player of the week vs. Central Michigan.
High School:SuperPrep All-Midwest Region, PrepStar All-Midwest Region and Rivals.com All-Region offensive lineman ... Ranked 15th among all players in Michigan by Rivals.com and 27th among all players in the state by SuperPrep ... Ranks 98th regionally (six states) among all players by SuperPrep ... Ranked 25-best offensive tackle by ESPN.com, 80th nationally among all offensive linemen by SuperPrep ... Tabbed Michigan's best offensive lineman by Rivals.com ... In 2009, was named to the Lansing State Journal Dream Team and Detroit Free Press Dream Team ... Also named the team MVP, an offensive and defensive All-CAAC Gold selection and the Lansing State Journal Defensive Player of the Year ... Named DeWitt's Male Athlete of the Year in 2009-10 ... As a junior, earned all-conference honors on both side of the ball, as well as honorable mention all-state kudos ... Also earned a spot on the Lansing State JournalDream Team ... Helped lead the Panthers to a 12-1 record, the league championship and the district championship in 2009 ... Competed for the West in Michigan's 2010 East-West All-Star game ... Also lettered in basketball (center), earning all-conference honors his junior year ... Honor Roll, DeWitt's all-academic recognition ... Coached by Rob Zimmerman.
Personal: Born Paul David Jorgensen ... Son of Clare and Jon Jorgensen ... Majoring in economics.