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O'Brien Schofield
OLB #50
Height:
6-3
Weight:
242
College:
Wisconsin
Experience:
3
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 50 91 78 13 11.5 0 1 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 SEA 15 8 7 1 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 ARI 9 34 26 8 4 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 ARI 16 37 33 4 4.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 ARI 10 12 12 0 2 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Pro Career:

The Cardinals fourth round selection (130th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft, Schofield made a remarkable recovery from a knee injury suffered in preparation for the Senior Bowl and went on to appear in 10 games for Arizona as a rookie. Played in all 16 games during the 2011 season.
Pro Career:

The Cardinals fourth round selection (130th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft, Schofield made a remarkable recovery from a knee injury suffered in preparation for the Senior Bowl and went on to appear in 10 games for Arizona as a rookie. Played in all 16 games during the 2011 season.

2011: Played in all 16 games and posted career highs with 29 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles … also collected a team-leading 17 special teams tackles and tied for third on the team with six QB pressures … had one tackle and a half-sack in season opener vs. Car (9/11); also registered one special teams tackle … recorded three solo tackles @ Was (9/18) … had one tackle and one QB pressure on defense and led the team with two special teams tackles vs. Pit (10/23) … notched his first career forced fumble on a sack of Joe Flacco in the second quarter @ Bal (10/30); fumble was recovered by Darnell Dockett and led to a TD; also had two solo tackles … posted a career-high five tackles vs. StL (11/6); also had two special teams tackles … collected two tackles and one special teams tackle @ Phi (11/13) … matched a career high with five unassisted tackles, including one for loss @ SF (11/20) … recorded a sack vs. Dal (12/4), one of a season-high five sacks for the Cardinals; had two unassisted tackles, including one for loss, and one QB pressure … recorded two tackles and a career-high three special teams tackles vs. SF (12/11) … posted a career-high two sacks and forced a fumble vs. Cle (12/18); the sacks came on back-to-back plays in the fourth quarter; on the second one, forced a Seneca Wallace fumble that was recovered by Calais Campbell and led to the game-tying FG on the Cardinals ensuing possession; totaled three tackles, including one for loss, one QB pressure, and one special teams tackle … had one unassisted tackle, one QB pressure, and two special teams tackles @ Cin (12/24) … collected one solo tackle, one QB pressure, and one special teams tackle in the season finale vs. Sea (1/1/12).

2010: Saw action in the final 10 games of the season after beginning the season on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list due to a torn ACL in his left knee that he suffered prior to the Senior Bowl … came on late in the season and registered a sack in each of the final two games … placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list (knee) on 8/31 … added to the active roster on 10/30 … played in first career game and recorded one special teams tackle vs. TB (10/31) … registered two special teams tackles and forced a fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half @ Min (11/7) that was returned for a 30-yard TD by Mike Adams to put AZ up 21-10 … contributed on special teams and saw time on defense when LB Will Davis left the game with a leg injury in the fourth quarter @ KC (11/21) … continued to contribute on special teams, recording one tackle vs. SF (11/29) … saw action on special teams and defense, registering one QB pressure vs. StL (12/5) … recorded first career defensive tackle as well as first fumble recovery and first pass defensed to go with two special teams tackles vs. Den (12/12) … with Joey Porter injured vs. Dal (12/25), saw significant playing time on defense, recording one tackle, one QB pressure, one tackle for loss and first career sack—which turned a 3rd-n-9 into a 4th-n-20, forcing a punt in the fourth quarter … continued to see more playing time with Porter injured, registering a season-high two tackles and one sack in the season finale @ SF (1/2/11).

College:
Started 27 of 44 games during his collegiate career and recorded 110 tackles, 33 tackles for loss, 17 sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a DE … his 24.5 tackles for loss in 2009 rank as the second-highest single-season total in school history and were the second-highest total in the nation in ‘09 … earned the starting DE spot as a junior and started the final 26 games of his collegiate career … served as one of four team captains as a senior and was named team’s co-MVP … started all 13 games and was named a unanimous All-Big Ten Conference first-team choice and was named the team’s co-MVP as a senior … semi-finalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award … earned Defensive MVP recognition at the East-West Shrine Game after switching to OLB for  the postseason all-star game … his 12.0 sacks for minus 80 yards ranked third on the school’s single-season record list … as a junior, took over as the starter at left DE and started all 13 games … recorded 40 tackles (27 solos) with 8.5 stops for loss and also tied for the team lead with five sacks for minus 42 yards … added three QB pressures, a pass defensed and a fumble recovery … appeared in all 13 games (one start) as a sophomore … saw action on special teams in all 13 games … appeared in five games as a freshman, mostly on special teams ... redshirted as a freshman in 2005.

Personal:
Attended North Chicago (IL) Community High School where he was an honorable mention All-State choice … also a two-time all-county, all-area and all-conference selection and a two-time team MVP and captain … recorded 99 total tackles, with 11 sacks and four fumble recoveries as a senior … returned three kicks for TDs and one punt for a score … grew up in a military family as his father, Anthony Schofield, is in the Navy … served in the Junior ROTC during high school where he was promoted to lieutenant junior officer as a sophomore, faster than any of his classmates … born in South Carolina but moved to Florida before spending a few years in London and then returned to Zion, IL when he was 11 years old … African American Studies major.

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