99 - Paco Varol
Paco Varol
Height: 6-3
Weight: 270
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Hamburg, Germany
High School: Liberty University
Position: DL

Prior to Southern - Varol transfers to Southern after two years at Division I Liberty University ... As a sophomore, Varol was the Big South Defensive Player of the Week in week one after recording seven tackles against NC State including three for a loss and one sack ... Finished the season with 27 tackles and helped lead the Liberty defense which ranked 31st in the NCAA in scoring defense and finish 32nd in the country in red zone defense and 38th in total defense ... as a freshman, he was a member of the Big South Presidential Honor Roll … saw playing time in five games … helped the Flames finish the season ranked No. 20 nationally in rushing defense … also led the Big South and ranked No. 17 in the country in total defense (309.18 yards allowed per game) and No. 24 in scoring defense (20.81 points per allowed game) ... He redshirted in 2009.

Prep: Graduate of Wirtschafts-Gymnasium School in St. Pauli Hamburg, Germany … three-time first-team all-state … first-team Europe in 2008 … awarded best defensive end in Europe in 2008 … German MVP … also played for the St. Pauli Buccaneers club program.

Personal: Son of Abdullah and Gulseren Varol … birthday is on Jan. 11 … international business major.