#51 Cole Schmitz
|PREVIOUS SCHOOL||Perham HS|
2017 (So): Appeared in 10 games for the Beavers... Registered 15 tackles (6 solo; 9 assisted) including .5 tackle for a loss... Recovered one fumble on the year with a 13 yard return for a touchdown.
2016 (Fr): Played 11 games, starting in two (against Upper Iowa and University of Minnesota Crookston)... Recorded one solo tackle and one sack, with a total loss of six yards
2015 (RS): Sat out the season as a redshirt.
Prior to BSU: A three-sport athlete earning varsity letters in football, wrestling and track and field… His senior season of football he was voted team MVP and best offensive player… A two-time All-Conference recipient… 2014 all-conference best linebacker recipient… In three seasons, Schmitz recorded 277 tackles, including 165 unassisted stops… Charted 18.0 career tackles for a loss of 55 yards, including 7.0 for a loss of 21 yards in 2014.
Personal: Born Sept. 19, 1996…Son of Greg and Pam Schmitz… Plans to major in marketing and sales with a minor in business administration at BSU... Father, Greg and grandpa, both played collegiate football at St. John’s University, while his Uncle Dan played football at Valley City State University and brother Tony was a pole vaulter at Valley City State.
Career Highs: Total Tackles: 4 vs University of Mary (10/7/17); Solo Tackles: 2 at Minnesota Crookston (9/30/17); Assisted Tackles: 3 vs University of Mary (10/7/17); TFL: .5 vs University of Mary (10/7/17); Fumble Recovery: 1 at Minnesota Crookston (9/30/17).