INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –– University of Tulsa football student-athlete Chris Paul has been named to the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee.
The NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee (FOC) will ensure that appropriate oversight of football for both the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) is maintained; enhance the development of the sport; and make recommendations related to regular-season and postseason football.
It is just another NCAA appointment from the senior from Houston, Texas. In February, Paul was added to the NCAA Committee to Promote Cultural Diversity and Equity (CPCDE). Paul also serves as the chairperson of The American’s SAAC executive board through the 2021-22 academic year and is the AAC’s representative to the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Paul has personified the meaning of student-athlete, excelling academically and athletically while serving the community. A top-10 freshman in 2018-19, Paul has volunteered at the Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis, Read Across America, Lift Up America and at the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.
He earned his undergraduate degree in computer information systems this past May. Paul is a member of the University Ambassadors, the Student Association, the Black Men’s Initiative, the Future Alumni Council and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Tulsa.
The right tackle has started 28 contests in 32 career games played. He has started games throughout his career at right tackle, left guard and right guard. Paul was a second-team American Athletic Conference selection in 2020.
The Football Oversight Committee prioritizes enhancement of the student-athlete educational experience (academically and athletically), and in doing so, promote student-athletes’ personal growth and leadership development. It will work in conjunction with appropriate governance entities to provide solutions to issues impacting the health and safety of football student-athletes.
The FOC also supervises procedures for licensing of postseason bowls and qualifications and/or selection procedures for the FCS Championship, reviews recommendations from the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee and process other issues related to the administration of the FCS Championship.
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