2016 Paul Kolesnikow Athletic Hall of Fame


PAUL KOLESNIKOW ’74 – Football, Basketball, Baseball

Paul Kolesnikow '74, younger brother to HOF Andrew Kolesnikow, was a three-sport star & class of 74's Athlete of the Year. He played Football, Basketball and Baseball. Receiving All League honors in each. Paul chose football after being drafted by the California Angels successive years after graduating. Paul played at San Jose State, where he was a starting running back and Special Team's captain. He was recognized numerous times as player of the week and was chosen as the Player of the Game in the PCAA Championship game vs Fresno State. Paul suffered a career ending knee injury killing his aspirations of playing pro.