• Athletic Director's Honor Roll, Fall 2016
AT GEORGIA STATE: Moves to center for the 2017 season after two seasons as a backup on the defensive line ... Played in two games in 2016 ... Joined the program in 2015 after one season at Campbellsville (Ky.) University ... Made 30 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles in 2014 at Campbellsville.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner as a two-way lineman at Tucker High School ... Helped Tucker to state runner-up finish in Class AAAAA in 2013 ... Played in DeKalb County All-Star game.
PERSONAL: Jamal Paxton is the son of Nathaniel and Hnede Paxton ... Born Jan. 24, 1996 ... Older brother Nate played for the Panthers from 2012-15 and now works as a graduate assistant on the strength staff.