Career Notes: One-year collegiate letterman has played in seven games for his career...will once again add depth to the offensive line.
2013: Played in one game as a junior...made Green Wave debut during Tulane's 45-3 win over UTEP (11/23).
2012: Did not play as a sophomore due to NCAA transfer rules...off the field, was a member of Tulane's 3.0 Club and the Dean's List.
Prior To Tulane: Started all six games he played in at center as a true freshman at Central Oklahoma for coach Nick Bobeck...posted 39 pancake blocks for the season, including 11 in his first collegiate start vs Cal Poly.
High School: Two-year letterman at Jesuit Prep where he played offensive guard and center for coach Bob Wunderlick...helped guide the team to the playoffs both seasons...earned first-team all-district honors as a senior after posting 41 pancake blocks.
Personal: Born Thomas Preston Paine, Jr., on Nov. 20, 1992, in Dallas, Texas...son of Preston and Heather Paine...has three sisters: Nilla, Emma and Grace...grandfather, Louis Paine, played collegiate football at Texas, and cousin, Raynor Reavis, ran track at Baylor...majoring in business management.