Palomar Comets Football
OUTSIDE LINEBACKER, SOPHOMORE, 6-1, 220: 40 TIME: 4.6
Camino (Class of 2006)
PERSONAL: Full name is Nathaniel Paopao.
.... Born Oct. 27, 1988, at Naval Hospital Camp
Pendleton. ... Son of former Palomar linebacker Eric
Paopao and Yvonne Paopao. ... Has one brother, Eric
(17), a running back at El Camino High School, and three
sisters, Rolette (18), Lala (12) and Chasity (11). ...
Nephew of Joe Paopao, former quarterback for Long Beach
State, the British Columbia Lions, the Saskatchewan
Roughriders and the Ottawa Rough Roughriders and former
B.C. Lions and Ottawa Renegades head coach. ... Nephew
of ex-UCLA running back Anthony Paopao. ... Nephew of
the late San Diego State quarterback Mickey Paopao. ...
Nephew of former Utah quarterback Buck Paopao. ...
Cousin of former Palomar and San Jose State defensive
end Andrew Paopao. ... The fifth member of the
illustrious Paopao family to play football for the
SEASON: First-team All-Southern Conference
selection. ... Starting outside linebacker for the
Comets despite an early-season broken hand. ... Finished
his sophomore season with 56
tackles (34 solo), six tackles for losses, two
three broken-up passes and a
... Contributed three tackles and a quarterback
hurry in 21-19 season-opening win over Southwestern on
Sept. 6. ... Playing with the fractured hand, contributed two
tackles (one solo) in 16-0 victory over Victor Valley on
Sept. 13. ... Contributed five tackles (four solo), a
sack and a tackle for a loss as the Comets routed San
Diego Mesa 37-17 on Sept. 20. ... Had five tackles
(three solo), including a tackle for a loss, in a 47-41
victory over College of the Desert in four
overtimes on Sept. 27 as the Comets handed the
Roadrunners their first regular-season loss since 2006....
Had three tackles (one solo) vs. Grossmont on Oct.
4. ... Contributed three tackles (one solo), including a
half-tackle for loss, against Saddleback on Oct. 11. ...
Had five tackles (three solo), including a half-tackle
for a loss, and broke up a pass in a 38-14 victory at
Santa Ana on Oct. 18. ... Contributed six tackles (five
solo) and a tackle for a loss in a 20-7 win over Long
Beach City College on Oct. 25 ... Had seven tackles
(four solo), a sack, a tackle for a loss and a pass
break-up vs. Fullerton on Nov. 1. ... Closed out the
regular season with six tackles (four solo), including a
tackle for a loss, in a 41-14 win over Orange Coast on
Nov. 8. ... Ended his two-year Palomar career in style
on Nov. 22 as he helped lead the 8-3 Comets past
Cerritos 38-33 in the Golden Empire Bowl at Bakersfield
with 11 tackles (six solo) and a broken-up pass.
SEASON: Had 25 tackles (16 solo), a fumble
recovery, a tackle for a loss, a broken-up pass and a
quarterback hurry for the Comets.
SEASON: Red-shirted at Palomar.
SCHOOL FOOTBALL: A first-team All-Avocado League selection
under coach Trace Deneke at El Camino High
OTHER HIGH SCHOOL SPORT: Baseball
ACADEMICS: Undecided major.
(Updated Dec. 3, 2008)