PAYMAH'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Coached by Tom Salter at Culver City High...also competed in track, earning three letters...two varsity letters as a defensive back and wide receiver...JUNIOR year named the track team's MVP after winning the league 200m title...also a member of the 400m championship relay team...All-Ocean League first team pick as a defensive back...during SENIOR season named the team's MVP on offense...first team All-Bay League team on defense, as well as being selected to the Los Angeles Times first team and the All-Westside first team...twice earned player of the week honors...scored eight touchdowns for the Centaurs.
PAYMAH'S WSU CAREER
FRESHMAN (2000-01): Redshirt season...early in the season was on red alert, but never saw varsity action...earned two weekly team awards: Arizona State/Defensive Scout Team, Oregon/Defensive Scout Team.
RS-FRESHMAN (2001-02): V-letter...Games - 12...Starts - 0...earned the following weekly team awards: Oregon/Special Teams Big Play... All-Pac-10 Academic honorable mention; Backup at cornerback and on special team units; 14 tackles, including four in opener against Idaho and then three late in the season at ASU...had one tackle in the Sun Bowl against Purdue.
RS-SOPHOMORE (2002-03): V-letter...Games - 12...Starts - 3... Missed the Nevada game because of an ankle sprain, then returned to action against Idaho; Made two tackles against MSU...first start of the year came against ASU when he had a career high seven tackles while taking over for the injured Jason David...also deflected one pass; Had a career-high eight tackles against Washington, giving him 18 stops in a three-game stretch...came off the bench at UCLA after David returned to the lineup.
RS-JUNIOR (2003-04): V-letter...Games - 13...Starts - 13...earned the following weekly team awards: Cougar Tackler - Colorado, Defensive Back - USC/ASU, Most Disciplined Defense - ASU... Made four tackles against Idaho, then came back with a 10-tackle performance at Notre Dame and also had one pass deflection; Eight tackles in the next game at Colorado...picked off his only pass at Washington and also recovered a fumble and made five tackles against the Huskies...had three deflections against Oregon State; Had at least two tackles in every game...made four stops against Texas in the Holiday Bowl.
Karl Paymah...born November 29, 1982...parents Louisa Coleman and Ewan Paymah...one brother Emmanuel and one sister Alexis...interested in computer science major at WSU.