June 17, 2014 - by

Paul McGowan Bio

  Paul McGowan
Paul McGowan

Hall of Fame Class:
1994 (Football)

Middle linebacker Paul McGowan forged a name for himself with consistent play and ferocious tackling that eventually distinguished him as Florida State’s first Butkus Award winner. In fact, when McGowan won the 1987 he became the very first Seminole football player ever to win a major individual award. McGowan played from 1984-87 leading the Seminoles in tackles as a sophomore, junior and senior. His 14 tackle performance against Nebraska as a sophomore brought Associated Press Player of the Week honors and he took off from there to become one of the finest defenders in the nation.

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