6-2, 290 pounds
Columbia (Mo.) Hickman High School
- In 2003, Paulsen started all thirteen games for the Wolfpack, finishing the year with 37 knockdown blocks.
- Paulsen posted the offensive line's highest grade against Connecticut, Duke and Florida State.
- 2004 Remington Award nominee
- 2003 honorable mention All-ACC
- 2002 co-recipient of the Pack's Ken McNeil Iron Wolf Award, given to the player who makes the biggest comeback from injury
- 2001 Most Improved offensive lineman award
High School Accolades
- Two-time all-state selection
Jed has had a strong career at NC State, starting the past two seasons at center for the Wolfpack. He has a chance to garner All-ACC honors as a senior and is considered one of the nation's top centers.