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.

Bill Schroeder
No. 19, 84, 11
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1971-01-09) January 9, 1971 (age 49)
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Career information
College:Wisconsin–La Crosse
NFL Draft:1994 / Round: 6 / Pick: 181
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Led NFC in Yards/Reception: 17.3 (2001)
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:304
Receiving Yards:4,583
Touchdowns:28
Player stats at NFL.com

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 [1]. 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. [2] 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.[3] He signed with the Packers on May 21, 2008 and retired the next day.[4] Schroeder was affectionately known as "The Sheboygan Flash" and Pro Bowl Bill to many Packer fans.

NFL career statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team Games Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
1997 GB 15 1 2 15 7.5 8 1 4 3
1998 GB 13 3 31 452 14.6 46 1 1 0
1999 GB 16 16 74 1,051 14.2 51 5 1 0
2000 GB 16 16 65 999 15.4 55T 4 1 1
2001 GB 14 14 53 918 17.3 67T 9 1 0
2002 DET 14 13 36 595 16.5 46 5 -- --
2003 DET 16 13 36 397 11.0 26 2 -- --
2004 TB 7 2 7 156 22.3 54 1 2 0
Total 304 4,583 15.1 67 28 0 0
Source: [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BILL SCHROEDER ON LIFE BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER FOOTBALL". Packerland Pride Magazine. Packerland Pride Magazine. 2013-08-14. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Bill Schroeder, WR". NFL.com. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ 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.