45 Paul Quessenberry
At Navy: Enters the fall as the starter as left defensive end ... plays with a great deal of intensity ... coming off a solid junior campaign ... is one of Navy's top pass rushers from the defensive line ... has earned two varsity letters.
2013: A starter in 12 games, he finished the year with 25 tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack, five quarterback hurries and recovered a fumble ... member of the Mids' defensive unit that held eight of its 13 opponents under their scoring average this season ... Navy's defense was the only unit in the country to not allow a touchdown in the postseason ... Navy was also the only team in the country who did not give up a pass of 50 yards or more over the course of the season ... part of a defensive unit that held Army, ranked No. 2 in the country in rushing (323.6), to a season-low 157 yards ... Navy was the only team to hold the Black Knights under 200 yards rushing this season ... the Mids held Army to a season-low seven points ... it's the fewest points scored by the Black Knights against the Mids since 2009 when Navy posted a 17-3 win in Philly ... turned in a pair of tackles in Navy's 34-7 win over Army ... contributed an assisted tackle in the Mids' triple overtime win at San Jose State ... Navy's defensive unit held South Alabama to a season-low 14 points, 15 points under the Jags' average ... the Mids held South Alabama off the scoreboard for the 39 minutes of the contest as Navy scored the final 32 points of the game ... the Jags averaged just 3.3 yards per rush and 5.0 yards per passing attempts which were season lows for a Navy opponent this season, as was their 300 yards of total offense ... played perhaps his most inspired game of the year against South Alabama where he turned in two solo tackles, a sack for 11 yards and two quarterback hurries ... chipped in a pair of tackles, including a tackle for loss ... registered four tackles at Toledo ... turned in a solo tackle at Duke ... part of a defense that held Air Force scoreless in the second half and to a season-low 10 points, while holding the Falcons to 231 yards on the ground, better than 60 yards under their average ... recorded four tackles against the Falcons and nearly sacked Air Force QB Karson Roberts for a safety ... posted four tackles at Western Kentucky, including a tackle for a loss of one yard ... also recovered his first collegiate fumble ... made a career-high five stops in Navy's win over Delaware in the home opener.
2012: Saw action in all 13 games ... finished the year with 17 tackles, 1.5 tackles for a loss and a sack ... member of the Mids' defensive unit that held Texas State scoreless for the first 42 minutes of the game ... turned in a career-high three tackles in Navy's Senior Day victory over the Bobcats ... chipped in a tackle in Navy's loss at Troy ... after surrendering the game's first 10 points, part of a Navy defense that held Florida Atlantic scoreless for the better part of 30 minutes between the second and fourth quarters (8:57 2nd - 9:07 4th) ... responsible for putting heat on FAU quarterback Graham Wilbert on the Owls' final play of the game on 4th and 11 in which Wilbert threw an incomplete pass to Jonathan Wallace ... pitched in a tackle in Navy's road victory over East Carolina ... recorded a career-high tying three tackles in Navy's Homecoming victory over Indiana ... posted a career-high tying three tackles, including half a sack for four yards in Navy's win over Central Michigan ... part of a defense that held the Chippewas to a season-low 221 yards (70 rush, 151 pass) and 12 first downs ... the 70 yards rushing by the Chippewas were the fewest yards rushing by a Navy opponent since Missouri rushed for 65 yards on 26 carries in the 2009 Texas Bowl ... part of a defense that did not allow a touchdown in nine consecutive quarters (Penn State fourth quarter - San Jose State) ... the streak was the best by a Navy defense since 2008 when the Mids did not allow a touchdown for 10 straight quarters (fourth quarter against Notre Dame, shut out Northern Illinois, shut out Army and did not allow a first quarter point to Wake Forest) ... turned in a tackle against San Jose State and was credited with a half a tackle for a loss ... part of a defensive unit that held VMI scoreless for the final 53-plus minutes of action ... held the Keydets to just a field goal in the opening quarter, marking the first time Navy's defense did not surrender a touchdown to its opponent since 2009 when defeating Army, 17-3 ... turned in a tackle against the Keydets ... contributed a solo tackle in Navy's loss at Penn State ... made his collegiate debut in the Mids' opener against Notre Dame where he pitched in three tackles and was credited with a half a sack.
2011: Did not see any varsity action.
High School / Personal: A 2010 graduate of La Costa Canyon High School, Quessenberry attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2010-11 academic year ... a three-year letterwinner as a defensive end, he led the football team to the C.I.F. Championship in his junior year ... earned first-team all-league and second-team all-county recognition his senior year ... brother, David, played offensive tackle at San Jose State and was a sixth-round selection by the Houston Texans in the 2013 NFL Draft ... brother, Scott, is a sophomore offensive lineman at UCLA who started as a freshman ... father is a 1980 graduate of the Naval Academy ... son of David and Maureen Quessenberry ...majoring in general science.