Bill Schroeder (wide receiver)
William Fredrich Schroeder (born January 9, 1971) is a former American football wide receiver in the NFL. He attended Sheboygan South High School and then went on to the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse, where he starred in track and field. Schroeder joined the UW-La Crosse football team in only his fifth year of college after exhausting his eligibility to compete in track. Despite playing only one year, Schroeder's athleticism (4.26 second 40 yard dash and 44 inch vertical leap) drew the attention of NFL scouts.
|No. 19, 84, 11|
|Born:||January 9, 1971|
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
|NFL Draft:||1994 / Round: 6 / Pick: 181|
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Schroeder was drafted in the 6th round (181st overall) of the 1994 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. He would wear jersey number 84 . Schroeder went on to play 10 seasons in the NFL. His best statistical season was 1999, when he caught 74 passes for 1,051 yards and 5 touchdowns.  He last played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2004, wearing number 11 with the team as Joey Galloway had worn his traditional number of 84. On May 22, 2008 Schroeder informed Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson that he would like to retire as a Packer. He signed with the Packers on May 21, 2008 and retired the next day. Schroeder was affectionately known as "The Sheboygan Flash" and Pro Bowl Bill to many Packer fans.
NFL career statisticsEdit
- "BILL SCHROEDER ON LIFE BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER FOOTBALL". Packerland Pride Magazine. Packerland Pride Magazine. 2013-08-14. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
- "Bill Schroeder, WR". NFL.com. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
- He signed with the Green Bay Packers on May 21, 2008. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-05-25. Retrieved 2008-05-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Schroeder to retire as a Packer
- http://www.madison.com/wsj/blogs/Packers/287729[permanent dead link] Schroeder retires a Packer. In 2001, Schroeder lead the all NFC players in yards per reception.
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