Paul Creighton spent five years at Colorado as a tight end (2002-06) and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in psychology. He left Boulder in January 2007 to join the Auburn strength and conditioning staff where he served two years as a graduate assistant while pursuing a masters degree in higher education administration.
Hawkins said Creighton will take over as the defensive graduate assistant in Boulder, a position held the past two years by former Boise State linebacker Andy Avalos.
Colorado coaches are hoping to add a slew of new talent to the program at the wide receiver position through this recruiting class. Those wideouts who choose to sign with CU will be tutored, at times, by a player with professional experience, including some time in the National Football League.
Former Arizona State wide receiver Skyler Fulton will fill the offensive graduate assistant job formerly held by Joe Bever, Hawkins said. Fulton played for three different teams in the NFL, including the Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings and Indianapolis Colts.
Fulton spent five years at ASU, playing baseball for one season and football for four. He was named offensive MVP as a senior and was in the program at a time when current CU offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich served as passing game coordinator for the Sun Devils.