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Whiting captained a defense that registered a conference record four shutouts in its first five games.

Whiting Named First-Team ECAC Division III Northeast Football All-Star

December 22, 2003

AMHERST, MA - Amherst College senior quad-captain defensive back Paul Whiting (Mission Viejo, CA) was named a First-Team Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Northeast Football All-Star, as announced by ECAC Commissioner Phil Buttafuoco. Whiting adds this latest award to a growing list of postseason accolades, including First-Team Academic All-America, First-Team Academic All-District, Academic All-NESCAC, First-Team All-NESCAC and Second-Team Division III All-East Region honors.

In 2003, Whiting captained a defense that registered a conference record four shutouts in its first five games, logging a team-high six solo tackles with a fumble recovery and an interception in a 34-0 win at Bates, tallying seven tackles in a 21-0 win over Bowdoin and finishing the season with 25 tackles and a team-high three interceptions, one of which came with a cast on his broken left wrist in Amherst’s season finale at Williams. He was a finalist for the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame National Scholar Athlete Award, is a national nominee for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Bobby Bowdon Award and was the first non-Division I recipient of the College Sports Television (CSTV) National Student-Athlete of the Month Award, which was announced November 24 and aired on CSTV.

During the preseason, Whiting was one of just 11 players from NCAA Divisions I-AA, II, III and the NAIA and the only player from the NESCAC named to the 12th Annual American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team, which honors college football players across the country for their dedication and commitment to community service.

A three-sport athlete, Whiting has made his mark on the baseball diamond as well, finishing second in the conference with 15 stolen bases (in 19 attempts) and posting a .969 fielding percentage - committing just two errors in 63 chances - en route to Second-Team All-NESCAC honors. He is also an ECAC qualifier in the triple jump and a school-record holder in the 4x200-meter relay on the indoor track team.