Offensive tackle Mike Schofield is featured in day 16 of Countdown to Kickoff 2013.
At Michigan... three-year letterman ... has appeared in 51 games on the offensive line and on special teams, making 35 starts (25 at right tackle and 10 at left guard).
Fifth-year Senior (2013) ... has started all 12 games at right tackle ... has also contributed on special teams ... PENN STATE (Oct. 12) ... played snaps at left tackle after Taylor Lewan left the game with an injury.
Senior/Junior (2012) ... started 13 games at right tackle.
Junior/Sophomore (2011) ... Sugar Bowl champion ... earned second varsity letter ... appeared in 13 games; started 10 games at left guard (Western Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Michigan State, Purdue, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Ohio State) and played in two other games as a reserve offensive lineman.
Sophomore/Freshman (2010) ... earned first varsity letter ... appeared in all 13 contests ... made career debut on field goal/PAT protection units vs. Connecticut (Sept. 4) and Notre Dame (Sept. 11) ... saw first game action at right tackle as a reserve and contributed on special teams vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 25). Freshman (2009) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... redshirted ... did not see game action.
Prep ... attended Carl Sandburg High School (2009) coached by Dave Wierzal ... three-year starter at offensive tackle ... played offensive and defensive tackle and tight end ... maxed out at 300 pounds on bench press and with a 420-pound squat ... Key Statistics ... did not allow a sack as a senior and entire offensive line was not flagged for a holding penalty all season ... led team with 83 tackles as a senior, including five sacks, four pass breakups, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery ... started on both sides of the ball as senior ... Honors and Rankings ... SuperPrep All-American and the nation's No. 21 overall offensive line prospect ... four-star prospect and the No. 18 offensive tackle nationally according to Rivals.com ... four-star prospect and the 135th overall player nationally according to scout.com ... rated as 10th-best offensive tackle nationally according to scout.com ... selected as sixth-best prospect in the state of Illinois and the 221st overall player nationally by Rivals.com ... listed as the No. 21 overall player in the Midwest by SuperPrep ... listed as the No. 18 overall player on the Detroit Free Press Best of the Midwest rankings ... all-area and all-conference as a junior and senior ... team co-captain and named most valuable player as a senior.
Personal ... Michael Ross Schofield III was born November 15, 1990 ... enrolled in the School of Kinesiology, majoring in physical education.