Paul Anthony Skansi (born January 11, 1961) is an American football scout for the Washington Football Team of the National Football League (NFL). A former wide receiver, he played college football for the Washington Huskies and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round of the 1983 NFL Draft. Skansi played the majority of his NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks before playing a final season with the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1992. He then served as an assistant college football coach in the 1990s before becoming a scout with the San Diego Chargers in 2000.

Paul Skansi
Washington Football Team
Personal information
Born: (1961-01-11) January 11, 1961 (age 60)
Tacoma, Washington
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:186 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:Peninsula (Gig Harbor, Washington)
College:Washington (1979–1982)
NFL Draft:1983 / Round: 5 / Pick: 133
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
As an executive:
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:1,950
Player stats at · PFR

Early lifeEdit

Born in Tacoma, Washington, Skansi attended Peninsula High School in Gig Harbor.[1] After watching him play in a high school basketball game, coach Don James of the UW Huskies offered him a football scholarship.

Playing careerEdit

He was a leading receiver for the Washington Huskies football team, setting the Husky record for passes received during his four years of play from 1979 to 1982.

Skansi was selected in the fifth round of the 1983 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, playing there for one season before joining the Seattle Seahawks the following year. His most successful season was 1989, when he caught 39 passes for 488 yards and five touchdowns. Over his career, he caught 166 passes for 1,950 yards and ten touchdowns. He caught the tying 25-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Dave Krieg in the final second of a 1990 game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.[2][3]

Coaching and scoutingEdit

Skansi was an assistant coach for the Idaho Vandals and Nevada Wolf Pack throughout most of the 1990s.[1] He then worked as a scout for the San Diego Chargers from 2000 to 2015 before joining the Washington Redskins in 2017.[4]


  1. ^ a b Stark, Chuck (June 24, 2013). "Former Seahawk recounts career at Schrempf tourney". Kitsap Sun. (Bremerton, Washington). Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  2. ^ Clayton, John (November 12, 1990). "Sack record doesn't bag victory". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). McClatchy News Service. p. C1.
  3. ^ "KC can sack, but can't bag Seattle". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 12, 1990. p. 1B.
  4. ^ Lewis Jr., Lake. "Redskins make changes in scouting department". Washington Football Wire. Retrieved 24 August 2021 – via USA Today.

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