Schobel in 2006.
|Date of birth:September 1, 1977|
|Place of birth: Harris County, Texas|
|High School: Columbus (TX)|
|Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)||Weight: 243 lb (110 kg)|
|College: Texas Christian|
|NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46|
|Debuted in 2001 for the Buffalo Bills|
|Last played in 2009 for the Buffalo Bills|
|* Buffalo Bills ( 2001– 2009)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* 2× First-team All-WAC (1999-2000)|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Aaron Ross Schobel (pron.: //; born September 1, 1977) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round (46th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft and played his entire career for the Bills, retiring before the 2010 season. He played college football at Texas Christian University (TCU).
High school careerEdit
Schobel attended Columbus High School. While there, he was a two-time All-District-22-3A selection, at both tight end and outside linebacker. As a senior he had 105 tackles and during his final two years, he posted 70 receptions for 1,299 yards (18.55 yards per rec. avg.). After high school, Aaron attended Texas Christian University (TCU).
|Height||Weight||40-yard dash||10-yard split||20-yard split||20 ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
|6-3⅝ *||263 *||4.75 **||X||X||4.03 *||7.16 *||38" *||9'11" *||X||X|
|* represents NFL Combine —"X" Denotes "No Data" or "Did Not Participate"|
Schobel earned his first Pro Bowl appearance in 2006. His best season as a pro came in 2006 when he posted a career high 14 sacks. Since the 2001 season he ranks second in total sacks, only behind Jason Taylor.
Schobel, a first team alternate for the 2007 Pro Bowl, was called upon to relieve an injured Jason Taylor in the Pro Bowl. This was his second consecutive year in the Pro Bowl.
He started in 116 consecutive games with the Bills from 2003 until 2008, when he was on the inactive list for a game against the San Diego Chargers due to an injured foot. After a team-leading, 10-sack 2009 season, Schobel informed the Bills that he was considering retirement. To add on, new coach Gailey said that he was looking to switch from a 4-3 to 3-4 defense. It was reported by the Buffalo News on May 10, 2010 that Schobel & his wife June had sold their Orchard Park house, further adding to the speculation of his impending departure from the Bills. On July 27, 2010 Aaron Schobel announced he was 70/30 on returning to the Bills.
On August 4, 2010, the Buffalo Bills released Aaron Schobel. He never signed with any other team; being released instead cemented his decision to retire, which he did on August 16.
Aaron is the older brother of free agent tight end Matt Schobel and cousin of former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Bo Schobel. Schobel and his wife, June have two sons, Brock and John, and one daughter, Erika.