Paul Scull holds the oldest unbroken record in Penn football history. His single game record of 312 all-purpose yards has stood for 73 years. Set during the final game of the 1928 season against Cornell, Scull scored four touchdowns, recorded seven after-touchdown points, passed for 229 yards, intercepted one pass, returned kickoffs for 75 yards and made four first downs. He is also listed fourth on the all-time scoring in a single game records list with 31 points against Cornell on Nov. 29, 1928.
As a sophomore in 1926, Scull, who was nicknamed "Butterball" as a member of the Penn backfield because no one could get their hands on him, was elected by the Veteran Athletes’ Association as the most valuable player to his team in the East. During that season, he recorded five touchdowns, six field goals and one PAT.
Scull again led the Quakers in scoring, recording five touchdowns, one field goal and 15 PATs in 1927. The Red and Blue went on to play in the postseason against
Scull was captain of the 1928 team that went 8-1 overall, which included a 67-0 win over Swarthmore on Oct. 13. For his efforts during his senior season, he was named a consensus First-Team All-American and was named an East All-American by Collier’s. After making 23 of 25 point-after-touchdown kicks that year, Scull also earned the national dropkicker title.
Penn went 21-6-1 during Scull’s three seasons on the gridiron for the Quakers. During the course of his career, Scull was named United Post First-Team All-Eastern Fullback, Lawrence Perry First-Team All-American, New York Post First-Team All-American fullback, Farrell's First-Team All-American, Tad Jones First-Team All-American, The New York Telegram First-Team All-American.
Scull, along with 10 other outstanding collegiate football players, were invited to play in the 1930 Warner Bros. film, "Maybe It's Love."
In addition to his gridiron exploits, Scull also lettered in basketball and baseball.