Jake Schum

Jacob Schum (born January 21, 1989) is an American football punter who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Buffalo. Schum was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He has also been a member of the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Green Bay Packers.

Jake Schum
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Schum with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2015
Free agent
Position:Punter
Personal information
Born: (1989-01-21) January 21, 1989 (age 31)
Hamburg, New York
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:211 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school:Hamburg (NY) Frontier
College:Buffalo
Undrafted:2012
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Punts:112
Punting yards:4,768
Average punt:42.6
Inside 20:34
Player stats at NFL.com

Early lifeEdit

Schum was born to Alan, a Hamburg, New York police officer, and Charlene Schum. Schum played football as a wide receiver and punter at Frontier High School in Hamburg.[1]

College careerEdit

Failing to attract the attention of any Division I college football programs, Schum committed to play for the Buffalo State Bengals.[1] After one season, Schum attempted to transfer to the University at Buffalo but the Buffalo Bulls football coaches spurned his advances. Schum continued attending Buff State but withdrew from the football team, opting instead to focus on training.[2]

Before his junior year, Schum transferred to Buffalo and walked on to the football team where he was only used as a wide receiver on the scout team under Turner Gill. In 2010, under new head coach Jeff Quinn, Schum was granted a tryout at punter and was named the team's starter in each of his final two years of athletic eligibility. He was eventually awarded a scholarship.[1]

College statisticsEdit

Year Team GP Punting
Punts Yds Lng Avg In 20
2007 BUF ST. 10 59 2,058 55 34.9 10
2009 BUF
Did not play
2010 BUF 12 58 2,231 62 38.5 13
2011 BUF 12 61 2,369 61 38.8 11
Total 34 178 6,658 62 37.4 34

Professional careerEdit

Cleveland BrownsEdit

After going undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft, Schum spent a year working odd jobs. He was selling gym memberships for the Buffalo Athletic Club in the spring of 2013 when he got a call from the Cleveland Browns, who had taken an interest in Schum at an NFL regional combine.[2] He signed with the Cleveland Browns on March 28, 2013.[3] On May 13, 2013, he was waived by the Browns.[4]

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

On January 6, 2014, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Schum to a reserve/future contract.[5] He was waived by the Buccaneers on May 21, 2014.[6]

New York JetsEdit

Schum was signed by the New York Jets on June 19, 2014 to compete with incumbent Ryan Quigley in training camp.[7] He was released on August 23, 2014.[8]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (second stint)Edit

The Buccaneers signed Schum to their practice squad on November 14, 2014,[9] but was waived four days later.[10]

New York Jets (second stint)Edit

The Jets signed Schum to a reserve/future contract on December 30, 2014.[11] He was released on August 18, 2015.[12]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (third stint)Edit

On August 26, 2015, the Buccaneers signed Schum to compete with Karl Schmitz and Michael Koenen. By September 1, Schum was the last remaining punter on the Buccaneers roster after roster cuts.[1][13][14] Schum made his NFL debut with four punts in a game against the Tennessee Titans in September 2015, nearly four years after his final college game.[1] On August 28, 2016, Schum was waived by the Buccaneers.[15]

Green Bay PackersEdit

Schum was claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers on August 30, 2016.[16] He re-signed with the Packers on March 8, 2017.[17] On June 1, 2017, he was released by the Packers.[18]

Tampa Bay VipersEdit

In October 2019, Schum was put on the 2020 XFL Draft pool and was selected by the Tampa Bay Vipers in the open rounds.[19]

NFL career statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP Punting
Punts Yds Lng Avg Net Avg Blk In 20 TB Ret RetY TD
2015 TB 16 56 2,348 60 41.9 38.0 0 15 4 27 140 0
2016 GB 16 56 2,420 65 43.2 39.1 0 19 4 16 151 0
Total 32 112 4,768 65 42.6 38.5 0 34 8 43 291 0
Source: NFL.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Gleason, Bucky (September 18, 2015). "Perseverance pays off for UB's Schum". The Buffalo News. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Hill, David J. "Locker Room: Jake Schum's Wild Ride". At Buffalo (Winter 2018). University at Buffalo. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  3. ^ "Browns sign punter Jake Schum". ClevelandBrowns.com. March 28, 2013. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  4. ^ "Cleveland Browns Transactions - 2013". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  5. ^ Smith, Scott (January 6, 2014). "Bucs sign 12 to Reserve/Futures Contracts". Buccaneers.com. Archived from the original on April 12, 2018. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  6. ^ Smith, Scott (May 21, 2014). "Bucs sign QB Tanney, three UDFAs". Buccaneers.com. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  7. ^ Frankel, Charlie (June 19, 2014). "Jets Sign K Andrew Furney, P Jacob Schum". New York Jets. Archived from the original on July 2, 2014. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  8. ^ Lange, Randy (August 23, 2014). "Jets Release Seven Players". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 24, 2014. Retrieved August 24, 2014.
  9. ^ http://www.bucsnation.com/2014/11/14/7220319/bucs-sign-punter-jacob-schum-to-practice-squad
  10. ^ http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/as-punter-koenen-rebounds-bucs-cut-challenger/2206934
  11. ^ Lange, Randy (December 30, 2014). "Jets Sign Simms, Plus 8 to Reserve/Future Deals". New York Jets. Archived from the original on December 31, 2014. Retrieved December 31, 2014.
  12. ^ Lange, Randy (August 18, 2015). "Jets Acquire TE Arthur Lynch on Waivers". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 19, 2015. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  13. ^ http://www.bucsnation.com/2015/8/26/9210827/buccaneers-sign-third-punter-in-jacob-schum
  14. ^ Garland, Aaron (October 2, 2015). "Frontier graduate Schum perseveres, wins NFL punting job". The Sun. Hamburg. Archived from the original on October 3, 2015. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  15. ^ Smith, Scott (August 28, 2016). "Jacob Schum, Major Wright Among 12 Cuts". Buccaneers.com.
  16. ^ "Packers claim P Jacob Schum off waivers". Packers.com. August 30, 2016. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
  17. ^ "Packers re-sign P Jacob Schum". packers.com. March 8, 2017.
  18. ^ "Packers sign RB Jamaal Williams, release P Jacob Schum". Packers.com. June 1, 2017. Archived from the original on August 26, 2017.
  19. ^ Talbot, Damond (October 16, 2019). "XFL Draft Phase 5: The Final Rounds of the Draft, Find out who was selected". NFL Draft Diamonds. Retrieved October 23, 2019.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Tim Masthay
Green Bay Packers punters
2016
Succeeded by
Justin Vogel