Duncan grew up in Dallas, Georgia, and while a student at East Paulding High School, he was named the best offensive lineman in the state, according to the family’s obituary at Dignity Memorial. After he graduated from Notre Dame, he spent a brief time with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent. Ellen Duncan said in her post that the family would have a medical examination to determine her husband’s cause of death. She also said Duncan’s body would be “donated to people in need of organs and to medical research.”
Our prayers go out to the family and friends of Paul Duncan.A great teammate, but more importantly a loving husband and father. pic.twitter.com/8VEDBy2nYf — Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) July 20, 2022
“Paul was a wonderful husband to my sister and father to my two nieces,” tweeted Robert Costa, Ellen’s brother and the chief election and campaign correspondent for CBS News. “Keep them + his parents and sisters in your prayers. A strong and joyful presence in our lives. “While he was a leader on the field, it’s his integrity off the field that I will remember the most. RIP.”
We were saddened to learn of the passing of Paul Duncan. Our hearts and prayers go out to his wife Ellen, the Duncan family, Paul’s friends, and teammates. May the Good Lord grant Paul eternal rest and hold his loved ones in the palms of His hands. 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/biN4xODvU5— Holtz's Heroes Foundation (@HoltzHeroes) July 19, 2022
Former Notre Dame safety Kyle McCarthy also paid tribute to Duncan. “The outpour of thoughts and prayers towards Paul and his family tells you the type of person he was each and every day of his life,” he said on Twitter. “Gone far too soon, but never forgotten.”
Paul was a truly wonderful husband to my sister and father to my two nieces. Keep them + his parents and sisters in your prayers. A strong and joyful presence in our lives.While he was a leader on the field, it’s his integrity off the field that I will remember the most. RIP. https://t.co/i0B48wbRUU — Robert Costa (@costareports) July 20, 2022
Duncan’s funeral mass will be held Monday in Brookhaven, Georgia, where his family lives. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Sad and shocked by the passing of our friend Paul. The outpour of thoughts and prayers towards Paul and his family tells you the type of person he was each and every day of his life.Gone far too soon, but never forgotten. We will miss you brother.https://t.co/LlKI7K3aoG https://t.co/0CmE20aqgQ — Kyle McCarthy (@KMcCarthy28) July 20, 2022