Matthew Thomas "Matt" Schobel (//; born November 4, 1978) is a former American football tight end. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas Christian University (TCU).
Schobel in 2006
|Born:||November 4, 1978|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||263 lb (119 kg)|
|High school:||Columbus (TX)|
|NFL Draft:||2002 / Round: 3 / Pick: 67|
|Career NFL statistics|
Schobel attended Columbus High School in Columbus, Texas. He played football there as a quarterback. He was 2nd leg in 4 x 100 meter relay team, as well as an excellent basketball player that was known to dunk.
Schobel originally signed with Texas A&M as a quarterback in 1997. He was redshirted as a freshman, and decided to transfer to Texas Christian University, sitting out the 1998 season per NCAA transfer rules. Due to his size and surprising quickness and mobility, he was converted to tight end in 2000 and played three seasons (1999–2001) at Texas Christian University.
Schobel played four years with the Bengals where he tallied 90 receptions for 938 yards and nine touchdowns.
Through 2008, Schobel has seen action in 36 games, starting 11. He has 27 receptions for 332 yards and three touchdowns. He was released on September 5, 2009.