Paul Skansi is entering his seventh season with Washington after joining the team as a college scout during the 2017 offseason. He oversees the team's scouting operations in the West region.
Skansi joined Washington as a veteran of 25 previous NFL seasons, including spending 16 seasons with the San Diego Chargers from 2000-15 scouting the Midwest, West and Southwest regions at various points of his tenure with the organization. An All-America honorable mention and All-Pac-10 receiver at the University of Washington, Skansi finished his career as the Huskies' all-time leading receiver (138 rec., 1,723 yards). He returned to his alma mater in 2016 as a volunteer advance scout.
Skansi was drafted by Pittsburgh in the fifth round of the 1983 NFL Draft and spent his rookie season with the Steelers. In 1984, he signed with Seattle, and from 1984-91, he caught 166 passes for 1,950 yards and 10 touchdowns for the Seahawks. In 1992, he concluded his playing career with the CFL's Ottawa Rough Riders. Skansi, who has a degree in sociology, spent the 1994 season as an assistant wide receivers coach at Washington. In 1995, he coached wide receivers at Idaho, and in 1999, he followed head coach Chris Tormey to Nevada.
A native of Gig Harbor, Washington, Skansi and wife, Stephanie, have two daughters, Taylor and Madison. The family resides in Poulsbo, Washington.