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O'Brien Schofield
O'Brien Schofield

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Great Lakes, Ill.

High School:
N. Chicago Community

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 248

Position:
DL

Experience:
2V

Honors and Awards: 2009: First-team All-Big Ten (coaches and media) ... honorable mention All-American (collegefootballnews.com) ... Chuck Bednarik Award semifinalist ... Ted Hendricks Award Midseason Watch List ... second-team Midseason All-American (CBSSports.com and Phil Steele) ... first-team Midseason All-Big Ten (Phil Steele) ... UW co-MVP ... team captain

Career: 24.5 TFLs in 2009 season ranks as second-best for one season at UW ... 126 TFL yards is second-most in one year at UW ... tied for third in school history with 12 sacks in one season (2009) ... sack total of 80 yards lost in 2009 is sixth best in school history for one season

2009: Led team and finished second in the NCAA with 24.5 TFLs for 126 yards ... also led team with 12 sacks for 80 yards ... started all 13 games ... recorded three tackles, tied career high with 2.0 sacks and forced one fumble against Miami in Champs Sports Bowl on Dec. 29 ... registered four tackles and tied a career high with 2.0 sacks for 14 yards against Hawaii on Dec. 5 ... had four tackles, 1.0 TFL for one yard and one quarterback hurry against Northwestern on Nov. 21 ... named UW's co-defensive player of the week after tallying seven tackles, 1.0 TFLs for nine yards and 0.5 sacks for five yards against Michigan on Nov. 14 ... recorded three tackles, 2.0 TFLs for 10 yards and 1.0 sacks for seven yards against Indiana on Nov. 7 ... made three tackles against Purdue on Oct. 31 ... posted five tackles, 2.0 TFLs, one fumble recovery and one quarterback hurry against Iowa on Oct. 17 ... tied career high with 2.0 sacks, part of 3.5 TFLs, and had seven tackles against Ohio State on Oct. 10 ... chosen as Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week and UW's co-defensive player of the week after recording six tackles, 3.5 TFLs, career-high 2.0 sacks, one pass breakup and one forced fumble against Minnesota on Oct. 3 ... named UW's co-defensive player of the week after recording two quarterback hurries against Michigan State on Sept. 26 ... recorded two tackles, including one sack for five yards, one quarterback hurry and forced one fumble against Wofford on Sept. 19 ... set new career-highs with 11 tackles and 4.0 TFLs against Fresno State on Sept. 12 ... named UW's co-defensive player of the week for Northern Illinois game on Sept. 5 after having seven tackles and 2.5 TFLs

2008: Earned second letter ... started all 13 games ... totaled 40 tackles ... 8.5 TFLs for loss of 48 yards ... tied for most sacks on the team with 5.0 for 42 yards ... one PBU and three quarterback hurries ... four tackles, including a 3-yard TFL in the Champs Sports Bowl against Florida State ... four stops, including season-high 2.0 TFLs for six yards and a five-yard QB sack against Cal Poly on Nov. 22 ... two stops and a fumble recovery against Minnesota on Nov. 15 ... two tackles at Indiana on Nov. 8 ... named UW's co-defensive player of the week after his four stops, including 1.5 TFLs and a 16-yd QB sack at Michigan State on Nov. 1 ... five tackles, including 0.5 TFL and a pass breakup against Illinois on Oct. 25 ... one stop at Iowa on Oct. 18 ... three tackles on Oct. 11 against Penn State ... three tackles, including a four-yard QB sack against Ohio State on Oct. 4 ... season-high seven tackles, 0.5 for loss, at Michigan on Sept. 27 ... nine-yard QB sack at Fresno State on Sept. 13 ... two stops on Sept. 6 against Marshall ... had two tackles and a QB sack on Aug. 30 against Akron

2007:
Earned first letter ... tallied his first career start at DE in the 2008 Outback Bowl against 16th-ranked Tennessee (season-high three tackles and a forced fumble) ... saw action on special teams in all 13 games ... made seven solo tackles ... named UW scout team defensive player of the week for Ohio State game

2006: Played in five games, mostly on special teams, but did not letter ... saw action at LB late in Indiana game on Sept. 30 ... saw first action of career (on special teams) vs. San Diego State on Sept. 16

2005: Redshirted

High School:
Rated by Rivals.com as the No. 24 player in Illinois and among the top 25 defensive ends nationally ... ranked among top 35 players in the Midwest by SuperPrep and among top 75 players in the Midwest by Prep Football Report ... an honorable mention all-state choice, he was also a two-time all-county, all-area and all-conference selection ... two-time team MVP and captain ... made 99 total tackles, including 11 QB sacks, and recovered four fumbles as a senior ... also returned three kicks for TDs and one punt for a TD ... football coach was Michael Grenda

Personal:
Parents are Anthony and Dawn Schofield ... uncle, Andre Carter, played football at Clemson (1992-96) ... cousin, Bobby Engram, was a star receiver at Penn State and played in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks and Chicago Bears ... another cousin, Vonnie Holiday, played football at North Carolina and later in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs ... major is afro-american studies

Career Defensive Statistics
Season GP/GS UT AT Tot. TFL QBS FC FR INT PD
2006 5/0 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0
2007 13/1 7 1 8 0.0-0 0.0-0 1 0 0 0
2008 13/13 27 13 40 8.5-48 5.0-42 0 1 0 1
2009 13/13 43 19 62
24.5-126 12.0-80 3 1 0 1
Totals 44/27 77 33 110 33.0-174 17.0-122 4 2 0 2

Game-by-Game Tackles
2007 SEASON: The Citadel (1-0=1);Michigan State (1-0=1); Ohio State (1-0=1); Michigan (1-0=1); Minnesota (1-0=1); Tennessee (2-1=3)

2008 SEASON: Akron (1-1=2); Marshall (1-1=2); Fresno State (1-0=1); Michigan (3-4=7); Ohio State (2-1=3); Penn State (2-1=3); Iowa (0-1=1); Illinois (4-1=5); Michigan State (2-2=4); Indiana (2-0=2); Minnesota (2-0=2); Cal Poly (4-0=4); Florida State (3-1=4)

2009 SEASON: Northern Illinois (4-3=7); Fresno State (7-4=11); Wofford (1-1=2); Minnesota (5-1=6); Ohio State (5-2=7); Iowa (3-2=5); Purdue (2-1=3); Indiana (2-1=3); Michigan (3-4=7); Northwestern (4-0=4); Hawaii (4-0=4); Miami (3-0=3)

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