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Brian Max Schwenke Jr. (/ˈʃwæŋki/ SHWANK-ee; born March 22, 1991)[1] 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.[2]

Brian Schwenke
Brian Schwenke
Schwenke with the Titans in 2013
No. 63 – New England Patriots
Position:Center
Personal information
Born: (1991-03-22) March 22, 1991 (age 27)
Waukegan, Illinois
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:318 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school:Oceanside
(Oceanside, California)
College:California
NFL Draft:2013 / Round: 4 / Pick: 107
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:60
Games started:30
Player stats at NFL.com

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Early yearsEdit

Schwenke was born in Waukegan, Illinois and is of Samoan descent.[3] 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.[4] 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.[1]

College careerEdit

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.

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
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
(1.91 m)
314 lb
(142 kg)
32 in
(0.81 m)
10 14 in
(0.26 m)
4.99 s 4.74 s 7.31 s 26 12 in
(0.67 m)
9 ft 0 in
(2.74 m)
31 reps
All values from NFL Combine[5][6]

Tennessee TitansEdit

The Tennessee Titans chose Schwenke in the fourth round, with the 107th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft.[2] In four years as a member of the Titans, Schwenke played in 41 games and started 28 of them.

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On March 13, 2017, Schwenke signed with the Indianapolis Colts.[7] He was released by the Colts on September 3, 2017.[8]

Tennessee Titans (second stint)Edit

On September 4, 2017, Schwenke re-signed with the Titans.[9] He played in all 16 games, starting two at left guard in place of an injured Quinton Spain.

New England PatriotsEdit

On July 31, 2018, Schwenke signed with the New England Patriots.[10] He was released on September 1, 2018, but was re-signed three days later.[11][12] He was placed on injured reserve on November 6, 2018 with a foot injury.[13] 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.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Stein, Matt (April 26, 2013). "Brian Schwenke: 5 Things You Need to Know About the California Center". Bleacher Report. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Faraudo, Jeff (April 27, 2013). "NFL Draft: Tennessee Titans select Cal center Brian Schwenke, say he might start". The Mercury News. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  3. ^ Schwenke, Brian (May 11, 2014). "Samoan and lived in Hawaii for about 9 years". Twitter. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "Front and Center: Brian Schwenke's control of his domain". The Daily Californian. October 4, 2012.
  5. ^ http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/brian-schwenke?id=2540216
  6. ^ http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=90417&draftyear=2013&genpos=C
  7. ^ Bowen, Kevin (March 13, 2017). "Colts Find Offensive Line Depth In Signing Free Agent Brian Schwenke". Colts.com.
  8. ^ Walker, Andrew (September 3, 2017). "Colts Claim Five Players Off Waivers". Colts.com.
  9. ^ Wyatt, Jim (September 4, 2017). "Titans Agree to Terms with OL Brian Schwenke". TitansOnline.com.
  10. ^ "Patriots sign veteran OL Brian Schwenke; release rookie TE Shane Wimann". Patriots.com. July 31, 2018.
  11. ^ "Patriots Announce Roster Cutdown". Patriots.com. September 1, 2018.
  12. ^ "Patriots Make Roster Moves". Patriots.com. September 4, 2018.
  13. ^ "Patriots Make a Series of Roster Moves". Patriots.com. November 6, 2018.
  14. ^ Alper, Josh (February 13, 2019). "Report: Patriots sign Brian Schwenke for 2019 season". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.

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