Matt Schobel
Schobel in 2006
No. 89     
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-11-04) November 4, 1978 (age 42)
Place of birth: Columbus, Texas
High School: Columbus (TX)
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 263 lb (119 kg)
Career information
College: TCU
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 3 / Pick: 67
Debuted in 2002 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Last played in 2008 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2008
Receptions     117
Receiving yards     1,270
Receiving average     10.9
Receiving TDs     12
Stats at

Matthew Thomas "Matt" Schobel (/ˈʃbəl/; born November 4, 1978) is a retired American football tight end. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas Christian University (TCU).

Schobel has also been a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. Matt is the younger brother of free agent defensive end Aaron Schobel and the cousin of free agent defensive end Bo Schobel.[1]

Early years

Schobel attended Columbus High School in Columbus, Texas. He played football there as a quarterback. Also was 2nd leg in 4 x 100 meter relay team. Excellent basketball player that was known for dunks.

College career

Schobel originally signed with Texas A&M as a quarterback in 1997. He was redshirted as a freshman, and decided to transfer to Texas Christian University, sitting out the 1998 season per NCAA transfer rules. Due to his size and surprising quickness and mobility, he was converted to tight end in 2000 and played three seasons (1999–2001) at Texas Christian University.

Professional career

Cincinnati Bengals

Schobel was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round (the 67th player overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft.

Schobel played four years with the Bengals where he tallied 90 receptions for 938 yards and nine touchdowns.

Philadelphia Eagles

In 2006, Schobel became an unrestricted free agent and signed a five-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Through 2008, Schobel has seen action in 36 games, starting 11. He has 27 receptions for 332 yards and three touchdowns. He was released on September 5, 2009.


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