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    38  Joe Schmidt  

    Graduate Student

    Orange, CA

    High School:
    Mater Dei

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 ½ / 235



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    Schmidt's Honors & Awards

    • AFCA Good Works Team Nominee (2014)

    Joe Schmidt's Career Highs

    Tackles: 3, Temple, Aug 31, 2013 (2-1)

    Tackles for loss: 1.0, at Pittsburgh, Nov 09, 2013 (1-0); BYU, Nov 23, 2013 (1-0)

    Pass breakups: 1, USC, Oct 19, 2013

    JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Saw action in all 13 games ... registered 15 total tackles, including 10 solo stops, and two tackles for loss ... registered a career-best three tackles in the victory over Temple (Aug. 31) ... had a tackle and critical fourth-quarter pass breakup in the victory over USC (Oct. 19) ... collected two tackles against Michigan (Sept. 7), Air Force (Oct. 26) and BYU (Nov. 23) ... had a tackle for loss (18 yards) at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9).

    SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012):Made appearances primarily on special teams in final 10 games ... credited with six total tackles, including two assisted stops at USC (Nov. 24).

    FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Did not see any game action.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year letterwinner at Mater Dei High School ... three-year starter at middle linebacker ... recorded 229 career tackles ... helped lead Mater Dei to three straight appearances in the CIF Southern Section Playoffs ... as a senior captain in `10, helped lead Mater Dei to the CIF semifinals, including a victory over national powerhouse Long Beach Poly High School ... registered 98 total tackles, including 72 unassisted stops, 10 tackles for loss and six and a half sacks as a senior ... named all-CIF Southern Conference in 2010 ... earned all-state nomination, all-CIF Southern Section first team as well as first-team honors from the prestigious Trinity League ... named to second team all-orange county ... named team MVP and received 2010 Monarch of the Year Award as a senior on a team that included prep standouts and current USC players Max Wittek and Victor Blackwell ... received award from National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame in recognition for outstanding achievements both on the field and in the classroom ... awarded the prestigious 2010 Man of the Year Award for all Mater Dei High School students for his achievements in athletics, academics and extracurricular activities ... attended same high school as former Notre Dame great and 1964 Heisman Trophy winner John Huarte ... attended one of the two high schools in the country with two former players being awarded the Heisman Trophy ... Matt Leinart, USC (2004 Heisman Trophy winner), also attended Mater Dei ... 1938 Heisman Trophy winner Davey O'Brien of TCU and 1987 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown of Notre Dame both attended Dallas Woodrow Wilson H.S. ... played Pop Warner football with former Notre Dame TE Troy Niklas ... also son of Joseph and Debra Schmidt ... father, Joseph II, was football captain and safety at the University of San Diego ... sister, Catherine, was a 2006 Notre Dame graduate and competed for the Irish track and field program ... sister, Mary Grace, played for the Texas A&M women's soccer team prior to graduation in 2013 ... brother-in-law, Greg Lopez, was a 2006 Notre Dame graduate and captain of the Irish baseball team ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management-entrepreneurship.

    Schmidt's Career Statistics

    Year G-S TT UT AT TFL Scks FF FR BLK
    2011 Did Not Play
    2012 10-0 6 2 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0
    2013 13-0 15 10 5 2.0-19 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0
    TOTALS 23-0 21 12 9 2.0-19 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0
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