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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

Position:

TE

Height/Weight:

6-foot-7 / 240 pounds

High School:

Jacksonville Beach (FL) / Jacksonville Episcopal

Year:

Redshirt Junior

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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.  

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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.

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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.  

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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."

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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 GoDuke.com]


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