Brian Max Schwenke Jr. (// SHWANK-ee; born March 22, 1991) is an American football center for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at California and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Schwenke with the Titans in 2013
|No. 63 – New England Patriots|
|Born:||March 22, 1991|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||318 lb (144 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||2013 / Round: 4 / Pick: 107|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2018|
Schwenke was born in Waukegan, Illinois and is of Samoan descent. Due to his father’s job in the Navy, he grew up in Hawaii and later San Diego. Schwenke attended Oceanside High School, where he played for the Oceanside Pirates high school football team. Schwenke was teammates with lineman Larry Warford, who attended Oceanside during his freshman, and sophomore year, Sam Brenner offensive lineman and with quarterback Jordan Wynn. Regarded as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Schwenke was rated as the No. 44 offensive guard prospect in his class.
While attending the University of California, Berkeley, Schwenke played for the California Golden Bears football team from 2009 to 2012. He played in 48 of 50 possible games during his four seasons with the program, starting 36 of 37 games over his final three seasons. He started his career at guard, making 16 starts at left guard and then eight at right guard, before being moved to center during his senior year. He started 12 games and earned first-team All-Pac-12 Conference honors.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 3 in
|10 1⁄4 in
|4.99 s||4.74 s||7.31 s||26 1⁄2 in
|9 ft 0 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
The Tennessee Titans chose Schwenke in the fourth round, with the 107th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft. In four years as a member of the Titans, Schwenke played in 41 games and started 28 of them.
Tennessee Titans (second stint)Edit
New England PatriotsEdit
On July 31, 2018, Schwenke signed with the New England Patriots. He was released on September 1, 2018, but was re-signed three days later. He was placed on injured reserve on November 6, 2018 with a foot injury. Without Schwenke, the Patriots reached Super Bowl LIII where they defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3.
On February 13, 2019, Schwenke signed a one-year contract extension with the Patriots.
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- Wyatt, Jim (September 4, 2017). "Titans Agree to Terms with OL Brian Schwenke". TitansOnline.com.
- "Patriots sign veteran OL Brian Schwenke; release rookie TE Shane Wimann". Patriots.com. July 31, 2018.
- "Patriots Announce Roster Cutdown". Patriots.com. September 1, 2018.
- "Patriots Make Roster Moves". Patriots.com. September 4, 2018.
- "Patriots Make a Series of Roster Moves". Patriots.com. November 6, 2018.
- Alper, Josh (February 13, 2019). "Report: Patriots sign Brian Schwenke for 2019 season". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.