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Michael Schofield
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Schofield with the Denver Broncos in 2014
No. 75     
Offensive guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-11-15) November 15, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth: Orland Park, Illinois
Career information
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 3 / Pick: 95
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Denver Broncos ( 2014 2016)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* Super Bowl Champion (50)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played     60
Games started     50

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 and education Edit

Schofield was born in Orland Park, Illinois. Schofield's father, Michael Schofield II, is a local fire chief.[1][2]

Schofield liked baseball as a youth, but tagged along with his younger brother, Andrew, who liked to play football.[3] 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.[3] By the time he was a senior, he was a special mention, 2008 Chicago Tribune All-State selection.[2][4] Schofield signed with Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez on February 4, 2009.[5][6]

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 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 77
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 135, 10 (OT)   Rivals: 221, 18 (OT), 6 (IL)  ESPN: 40 (OT)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

College careerEdit

Schofield earned 2013 All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention recognition from the coaches.[7] 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.[8]

Professional careerEdit

Denver BroncosEdit

On the second day of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos drafted Schofield with the 95th overall selection in the third round.[9] He was expected to sign a four-year contract worth approximately $2,761,200.[10] On June 3, Schofield signed a four-year $2.75 million contract that included a $521,200 signing bonus.[11] 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.[12]

On September 2, 2017, Schofield was waived by the Broncos.[13]

Los Angeles ChargersEdit

On September 3, 2017, Schofield was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Chargers.[14] 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.[15] He started all 16 games at right guard for the Chargers in 2018.

Personal lifeEdit

Schofield is married to US Women's Ice Hockey Team forward Kendall Coyne Schofield, who won the gold medal on the US Olympic Hockey Team in Pyeongchang in February 2018.[16][17] They both attended the same high school in Orland Park, but didn't start to date until they were both college-age athletes and met at a local gym.[18] They wed in July 2018.[19]

References Edit

  1. Nolan, Mike (February 25, 2016). "Orland names new fire chief". Daily Southtown (Chicago Tribune). http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-orland-fire-chief-st-0226-20160225-story.html.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Disabato, Pat (April 1, 2016). "Denver Broncos lineman Michael Schofield brings message to Sandburg". Chicago Tribune. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-sta-pat-disabato-column-st-0403-20160401-column.html.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Vorva, Jeff (May 7, 2014). "Orland Park's Schofield ready for NFL draft". Chicago Tribune. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-05-07/news/ct-sports-tl-ssw-0508-20140506_1_nfl-draft-nfl-scouting-combine-orland-park. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
  4. "The 2008 Tribune All-State football team". Chicago Tribune. September 2008. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/highschool/ct-spt-2008-prep-foot-all-state-team,0,7238061.htmlstory. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  5. Sakamoto, Bob (February 4, 2009). "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. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2009-02-04/sports/0902030522_1_hales-tragedy-franciscan. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  6. "Michigan Inks 22 Student-Athletes to Letters of Intent". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. February 4, 2009. http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/020409aaa.html. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  7. "Lewan, Funchess Earn Top Big Ten Position Awards". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. December 2, 2013. http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/120213aaa.html. Retrieved December 10, 2013.
  8. Huguenin, Mike (January 22, 2014). "Michigan's Michael Schofield draws praise at Senior Bowl". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000316623/article/michigans-michael-schofield-draws-praise-at-senior-bowl. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  9. Greenstein, Teddy (May 10, 2014). "Jimmy Garoppolo discovers Patriots have his back". Chicago Tribune. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-05-10/sports/ct-locals-nfl-draft-spt-0510-20140510_1_troy-niklas-louis-nix-brian-kelly.
  10. Montgomery, Kyle (May 15, 2014). "Here's what the Denver Broncos will pay their 2014 draft picks". SB Nation. http://www.milehighreport.com/2014/5/15/5720382/heres-what-the-denver-broncos-will-pay-their-2014-draft-picks.
  11. "Broncos sign third-round tackle Michael Schofield, fifth-round linebacker Lamin Barrow". Denver Post. June 3, 2014. http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_25888105/broncos-sign-linebacker-lamin-barrow-fifth-round-pick.
  12. Disabato, Pat (February 5, 2016). "Michael Schofield takes unusual path to Super Bowl with Denver Broncos". Chicago Tribune. http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/sports/ct-sta-pat-disabato-superbowl-schofield-column-st-0207-20160205-story.html.
  13. Mason, Andrew (September 2, 2017). "Broncos trim roster at deadline". https://web.archive.org/web/20171130182211/http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Broncos-trim-roster-at-deadline/234c49ac-2b09-496b-9175-b8fdc28f39dd.
  14. Henne, Ricky (September 3, 2017). "Bolts Add Pair of Players via Waivers". https://www.chargers.com/news/bolts-add-pair-of-players-via-waivers-153031.
  15. Henne, Ricky (March 14, 2018). "Chargers Agree to Two-Year Deal with Michael Schofield". http://www.chargers.com/news/2018/03/14/chargers-agree-two-year-deal-michael-schofield.
  16. MHS Staff (January 16, 2017). "Broncos lineman Michael Schofield gets engaged to Olympian Kendall Coyne" (in en-us). Mile High Sports. https://milehighsports.com/broncos-lineman-michael-schofield-gets-engaged-olympian-kendall-coyne/.
  17. Jhabvala, Nicki (March 19, 2017). "Football, hockey and rings: Broncos OT Michael Schofield and USA Hockey’s Kendall Coyne found love in sports". The Denver Post. https://www.denverpost.com/2017/03/19/michael-schofield-kendall-coyne/.
  18. Schofield, Michael; Coyne, Kendall (March 7, 2018). "Michael Schofield & Kendall Coyne On Training And Practicing Together" (Video interview). Good Morning Football (NFL Network). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CciBDeIA1VE.
  19. McDougall, Chros (July 8, 2018). "Olympic Hockey Gold Medalist Kendall Coyne And Super Bowl Champ Michael Schofield Wed In Chicago". https://www.teamusa.org/News/2018/July/07/Olympic-Hockey-Gold-Medalist-Kendall-Coyne-And-Super-Bowl-Champ-Michael-Schofield-Wed-In-Chicago. Retrieved July 11, 2018.

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