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Michael Schofield
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Schofield with the Denver Broncos in 2014
No. 78 – Los Angeles Chargers
Position: Offensive guard
Personal information
Born: (1990-11-15) November 15, 1990 (age 27)
Orland Park, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school: Orland Park (IL) Sandburg
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 3 / Pick: 95
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Games played: 44
Games started: 34
Player stats at NFL.com

Michael Ross Schofield III (born November 15, 1990) is an American football offensive guard for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Michigan.

Early life[edit]

Schofield liked baseball as a youth, but tagged along with his younger brother, Andrew, who liked to play football.[1] He started to compete in football in sixth grade for the Orland Park Pioneers. In seventh grade, he played wide receiver and linebacker. As a sophomore at Sandburg High School, he became a lineman.[1] By the time he was a senior, he was a special mention, 2008 Chicago Tribune All-State selection.[2] Schofield signed with Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez on February 4, 2009.[3][4]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Michael Schofield
OT
Orland Park, Illinois Sandburg (IL) 6 ft 6.5 in (1.99 m) 271 lb (123 kg) Jun 16, 2008 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 77
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 135, 10 (OT)   Rivals: 221, 18 (OT), 6 (IL)  ESPN: 40 (OT)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

College career[edit]

Schofield earned 2013 All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention recognition from the coaches.[5] He excelled in the pre 2014 Senior Bowl workouts earning NFL Network player of the day on Wednesday January 22. He worked out two days at offensive guard position (where he played as a sophomore for the 2011 Wolverines) before moving back to tackle where he played for the 2012 and 2013 teams.[6]

Professional career[edit]

Denver Broncos[edit]

On the second day of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos drafted Schofield with the 95th overall selection in the third round.[7] He was expected to sign a four-year contract worth approximately $2,761,200.[8] On June 3, Schofield signed a four-year $2.75 million contract that included a $521,200 signing bonus.[9] On February 7, 2016, Schofield was a starter on the Broncos Super Bowl 50 championship team that beat the Carolina Panthers by a score of 24–10.[10]

On September 2, 2017, Schofield was waived by the Broncos.[11]

Los Angeles Chargers[edit]

On September 3, 2017, Schofield was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Chargers.[12] He played in 15 games, starting five in place of the injured Joe Barksdale at right tackle.

On March 14, 2018, Schofield signed a two-year contract extension with the Chargers.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Schofield has four sisters named Nicole, Stephanie, Kathleen and Jacqueline and a brother Andrew[14] Schofield's father, Michael II, is a local fire chief.[citation needed] He is engaged to US Women's Ice Hockey Team forward Kendall Coyne, who won the gold medal on the US Olympic Hockey Team in Pyeongchang in February 2018.[15][16]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vorva, Jeff (2014-05-07). "Orland Park's Schofield ready for NFL draft". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  2. ^ "The 2008 Tribune All-State football team". Chicago Tribune. September 2008. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  3. ^ Sakamoto, Bob (2009-02-04). "Road to college signing for Hales Franciscan wide receiver Rodney Jaynes lined with tragedy: Mom killed two years ago, Hudson family cousins killed in October". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  4. ^ "Michigan Inks 22 Student-Athletes to Letters of Intent". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. 2009-02-04. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  5. ^ "Lewan, Funchess Earn Top Big Ten Position Awards". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. December 2, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ Huguenin, Mike (2014-01-22). "Michigan's Michael Schofield draws praise at Senior Bowl". NFL.com. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  7. ^ Greenstein, Teddy (2014-05-10). "Jimmy Garoppolo discovers Patriots have his back: Eastern Illinois QB goes in 2nd round of NFL draft and will get chance to backup Tom Brady; 4 Notre Dame players picked". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  8. ^ Montgomery, Kyle (2014-05-15). "Here's what the Denver Broncos will pay their 2014 draft picks". SB Nation. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  9. ^ "Broncos sign third-round tackle Michael Schofield, fifth-round linebacker Lamin Barrow". Denver Post. 2014-06-03. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  10. ^ Disabato, Pat (February 5, 2016). "Michael Schofield takes unusual path to Super Bowl with Denver Broncos". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 11, 2016. 
  11. ^ Mason, Andrew (September 2, 2017). "Broncos trim roster at deadline". DenverBroncos.com. 
  12. ^ Henne, Ricky (September 3, 2017). "Bolts Add Pair of Players via Waivers". Chargers.com. 
  13. ^ Henne, Ricky (March 14, 2018). "Chargers Agree to Two-Year Deal with Michael Schofield". Chargers.com. 
  14. ^ Vorva, Jeff (2014-03-20). "Sandburg grad impresses scouts, hopes to influence youths: Orland Park native hopes to land job in NFL". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  15. ^ "Broncos lineman Michael Schofield gets engaged to Olympian Kendall Coyne". Mile High Sports. January 16, 2017. Retrieved February 22, 2018. 
  16. ^ Jhabvala, Nicki (March 19, 2017). "Football, hockey and rings: Broncos OT Michael Schofield and USA Hockey's Kendall Coyne found love in sports: Coyne is an Olympic silver-medalist with the U.S. women's national hockey team". Mile High Sports. Retrieved February 22, 2018. 

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