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Tackles:2, Utah, Nov. 13, 2010 (2-0); vs Navy, Sept. 01, 2012 (1-1); vs Navy, Sept. 1, 2012 (2-0)

Sacks:1.0, vs Navy, Sept. 1, 2012 (1-0)

Tackles for loss:1.0, vs Navy, Sept. 1, 2012 (1-0)

Fumbles recovered:1, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010

SENIOR SEASON (2013): Played in 12 games during the season and started seven contests ... registered 23 total tackles, including six solo stops ... had two tackles, including a half sack, in the victory over Rutgers (Dec. 28) in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl ... recorded a career-best 11 tackles in the victory over Navy (Nov. 2) ... filled in when injuries to DL Sheldon Day and DL Louis Nix III depleted Irish front ... collected three tackles in the victory over Michigan State (Sept. 21).

SEASON (2012):Made appearances in 11 games, logging two starts (did not play at Boston College or vs. Wake Forest; started vs. Michigan State and Pittsburgh) ... credited with five tackles, including one tackle for loss and one-half sack ... combined with Kapron Lewis-Moore to sack quarterback Trey Miller in the win over Navy (Sept. 1) ... contributed to the goal-line stand that capped the overtime victory against Stanford (Oct. 13) ... made key appearances for the defense on the road at Oklahoma (Oct. 27) and at home against Pittsburgh (Nov. 3), registering one tackle in each game.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011):Played in three games during the season: Purdue, Wake Forest and Maryland.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010):Saw action in the final five games in 2010 (Tulsa, Utah, Army, USC and Miami) ... posted two solo tackles on the year, both came against Utah ... added a fumble recovery against Tulsa.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA:First-team Hawaii all-state selection for 2009 as defensive lineman byHonolulu Advertiser... named second-team all-state as senior byHonolulu Star-Bulletin... helped lead team to Hawaii state championship game and 12-1 record as senior at Kahuku High School in Kahuku, Hawaii ... only loss came 34-21 in Division I title game to Kamehameha ... participated in 2009 Hawaii/Polynesia vs. Mainland Bowl ... selected toTacoma News-TribuneWestern 100 team ... one of 14 defensive linemen from 11 Western states selected to Western 100 team ... ranked by Rivals.com as top defensive lineman, fourth-best player in Hawaii for 2009 and one of top 35 defensive ends nationally ... selected Oahu Interscholastic Association Red East defensive player of year for 2009 as Kahuku claimed OIA crown ... had six tackles, four for loss, and two sacks, in Kahuku's 24-20 victory over Leilehua to earn 2009 OIA Red Conference title ... one of four finalists for 2009 Island Sports Media Athlete of the Year award ... played for coach Reggie Torres at Kahuku ... son of McKay and Angela Schwenke ...will graduate in May 2014 with a degree in anthropology from the College of Arts and Letters.

Schwenke's Career Statistics

2010 5-0 2 2 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-0 0 0-0
2011 3-0 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0
2012 11-2 5 1 4 1.0-5 0.5-5 0 0-0 0 0-0
Totals 19-2 7 3 4 1.5-5 0.5-5 0 1-0 0 0-0

Kona Schwenke
Kona  Schwenke


Hauula, HI

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