Wide receiver, American football player
Who is Paul Skansi?
Paul Anthony Skansi is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for ten seasons one for the Pittsburgh Steelers, eight for the Seattle Seahawks, and one for the Ottawa Rough Riders of the CFL. Paul attended Peninsula High School in Gig Harbor, Washington where he was a stand out athlete. After watching Skansi play in a high school basketball game, coach Don James of the UW Huskies offered him a football scholarship. Paul was a stand out receiver for the University of Washington setting the Husky's record for passes received during his four years of play. He is currently a scout for the San Diego Chargers.
In Seattle, Skansi was known as a dependable third-down receiver. His most successful season was 1989, when he caught 39 passes for 488 yards and five touchdowns. Over his career, he caught 166 passes for 1,950 yards and ten touchdowns. He is widely known for catching the tying 25-yard touchdown pass (Norm Johnson's extra point on the last play won the game) from Seahawks quarterback Dave Krieg in the final second of a November 11, 1990 game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The Seahawks won the game, 17-16, Krieg escaped Derrick Thomas' grasp on what would have been his 8th sack in the game (Thomas sacked Krieg an NFL record 7 times as it was).