|| Kevin Schimmelmann
A three-time Academic All-Pac-10 selection, Kevin has played four positions during his Cardinal career and has started 15 games the past two years at two different positions ... For the first time in his career, he will play the same position for the second straight season ... He was the team's starter at one inside linebacker position last year before missing the final two games due to injury ... He is expected to once again hold down a starting assignment in 2005 ... After redshirting his freshman season as a free safety, he was moved to strong safety as a sophomore and outside linebacker as a junior before being converted to inside linebacker for the 2004 season ... During the past two years, he has 107 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and two sacks in 20 games, 15 as a starter.
The 2005 Season: Game-By-Game Statistics
The 2004 Season: Started the first nine games of the season at inside linebacker before and injury forced him to miss the final two games of the year ... Still managed to finish fourth on the team with 58 total tackles ... He also added three tackles for loss, one sack, four pass break ups, two forced fumbles and one interception ... He was named honorable mention All-Pac-10 and First-Team Academic All-Pac-10 ... Had a season-high 10 tackles vs. top-ranked USC ... Against BYU, he had seven total tackles, including a sack and tackle for loss, and a forced fumble ... He had a forced fumble, tackle for loss an interception and four tackles at UCLA ... Had nine tackles vs. Notre Dame and Oregon.
The 2003 Season: Converted to outside linebacker prior to the season ... Started the first six games of the year at OLB and played in all 11 ... He tallied 49 total tackles and eight tackles for loss, which was tied for second best on the team ... Also had one forced fumble, one quarterback sack and two pass breakups ... Season best 11 total tackles, along with two tackles for loss, against Washington ... Had six tackles and a tackle for loss in the season opener vs. San Jose State ... Also registered six tackles against USC and Oregon ... Named First-Team Academic All-Pac-10 and Second-Team District-8 Academic All-America.
The 2002 Season: Backup strong safety and special teams player ... He saw action in 10 games and earned his first varsity letter ... Recorded seven total tackles on the season, including four solo and three assisted ... Named First-Team Academic All-Pacific-10 Conference.
The 2001 Season: Redshirted the season as a true freshman free safety.
In High School: Named All-Southeast Region by PrepStar and All-Dixie by SuperPrep ... Started at free safety and wide receiver as a senior for Lassiter High School in Georgia ... As a senior, had 70 tackles and two interceptions to go along with 51 receptions for 800 yards and five touchdowns on offense ... Named First-Team All-State as a receiver following his senior season ... Three-time First-Team All-County on both offense and defense ... Two-year letterwinner in track ... Member of the National Honor Society ... National Merit Commended Scholar ... Named Who's Who Among American High School Students.
Personal Information: Co-term student working on a Master's degree in Sociology and a Bachelor's degree in Economics.
Getting To Know: Kevin Schimmelmann
I would describe myself as a person as: ambitious and honest
What people don't know about me is: I enjoy all types of music
I pattern my play after: Steve Atwater
For me to improve as a person, I need to: achieve balance in all aspects of my life
My greatest athletic moment is: Scoring an 80 yard TD my first play in high school
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Stanford Stadium
A friend from another college football team is: Derrick Tinsley (Tennessee)
The reason I chose Stanford University is: commitment to excellence in every aspect
The best thing about Stanford is: my teammates
My favorite class at Stanford is: Ethics STS 110
My least favorite class at Stanford is: Intro to Humanities (IHUM)
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs? everyone is a pro at something
The sports team I followed when I was younger: FSU, 49ers
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: Joe Montana and Jerry Rice
The athlete I admire most is: Jim Thorpe
The person I admire most is: U.S. volunteer soldiers
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: Brooke Burke
The three people in history I admire most are: Jesus, Abraham Lincoln, William Wallace
Favorite food: a perfect, medium rare steak
Least favorite food: sardines
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: pork, bean, and rice
Favorite movie: Braveheart
Favorite TV show: SportsCenter, Seinfeld
If a movie were made of my life, I would have the following actor play me: Brad Pitt
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: 99 yard interception return to win th Big Game
If I were not playing college football, I would be: a lesser person
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: a guy any teammate would choose to go on the field with
The people who had the greatest influence on my life: parents
The place I'd most like to visit: Papua New Guinea
The favorite place I've visited: The beaches of Hawaii
Hobbies: hiking, biking, skiing
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: Enjoying life and making the world better
My advice to youngsters: Don't do drugs, give your parents hugs
My most prized possession: photographs
If I won $1 million, I would: invest, and buy good Christmas gifts
Last Updated: February 28, 2006