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FB Forecast: TE Erich Schneider

Continuing the player by player preview of the Duke Blue Devils with a look at one of the upperclassman leaders in the receiving game.

Erich Schneider




6-foot-7 / 240 pounds

High School:

Jacksonville Beach (FL) / Jacksonville Episcopal


Redshirt Junior


2014 Review:

A reserve behind David Reeves, Schneider appeared in all 13 games, catching six passes for 19 yards and one touchdown.  He played a total of 434 snaps after not appearing at all during his redshirt season in 2013.  


2015 Preview

Schneider entered camp as a reserve at tight end after recording seven catches for 32 yards in his career.  Throughout camp he earned snaps with the 2s on offense.


TDD Projection

With Braxton Deaver back, Schneider will likely be slotted as the third string option at tight end, but that doesn’t mean you won’t see much of him.  At 6-foot-7, he’s a huge target who will factor in on various situational calls including redzone and third down plays.  


How he ended up in Durham

Schneider committed to Duke early on, picking the Blue Devils over interest from Texas Tech, Cincinnati, Northwestern, and Harvard.

"When I started setting up my stats and info, Duke was probably my top choice," explained Schneider. "So when they offered I was ecstatic. They called me after I went to the camp. They invited me over the summer, met with some coaches, and did some drills. A month or two later, they told me to call coach Dayton. I called, and they offered me."


High School Highlights

Four-year letterman at Jacksonville Episcopal under coach David Hess ... as a senior, helped squad to the state playoffs by catching 43 passes for 576 yards and three touchdowns ... named to the 2011 Super 24 team by the Florida Times-Union ... honored with the 2011 Play of the Year by First Coast News ... had 48 receptions for 546 yards and one touchdown as a junior ... [info from this last section gathered from]

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