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|Born:||January 11, 1961|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||186 lb (84 kg)|
|High school:||Gig Harbor (WA) Peninsula|
|NFL Draft:||1983 / Round: 5 / Pick: 133|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Paul Anthony Skansi (born January 11, 1961) is an American retired football player who played wide receiver for ten seasons (one for the Pittsburgh Steelers, eight for the Seattle Seahawks, and one for the Ottawa Rough Riders of the CFL).
Born in Tacoma, Washington, Skansi attended Peninsula High School in Gig Harbor. After watching him play in a high school basketball game, coach Don James of the UW Huskies offered him a football scholarship.
He was a leading receiver for the University of Washington in Seattle, setting the Husky record for passes received during his four years of play (1979–1982). Skansi was selected in the fifth round of the 1983 NFL Draft by the Steelers.
In the National Football League (NFL) as a Seahawk, Skansi was known as a dependable third-down receiver. 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 is widely known for catching the tying 25-yard touchdown pass (Norm Johnson's extra point on the last play won the game) from quarterback Dave Krieg in the final second of a 1990 game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Seahawks won 17–16, because Krieg escaped Derrick Thomas' grasp on what would have been his eighth sack in the game (Thomas sacked Krieg an NFL record seven times as it was).
- Stark, Chuck (June 24, 2013). "Former Seahawk recounts career at Schrempf tourney". Kitsap Sun. (Bremerton, Washington). Retrieved August 10, 2019.
- Clayton, John (November 12, 1990). "Sack record doesn't bag victory". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). McClatchy News Service. p. C1.
- "KC can sack, but can't bag Seattle". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 12, 1990. p. 1B.
- Thomas of Chiefs Gets 7 Sacks The New York Times November 12, 1990