Recent John Michael Schmitz Notes
John Michael Schmitz
YEAR (GP/GS) POSITION
2019: (13/4) OC
2020: (6/6) OC
2021: (13/13) OC
2022: (12/12) OC
Total: (57/35) OC
HISTORY -- From College Profile
Senior Bowl (2023)
AP First Team All-America (2022)
FWAA First Team All-America (2022)
Walter Camp Second Team All-America (2022)
All-Big Ten First Team (2022, coaches and media)
All-Big Ten Second Team (2021, coaches)
All-Big Ten Third Team (2021, media)
Academic All-Big Ten (2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018)
All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (2020)
RTB Trust Award (2019)
Started all 12 regular-season games at center • blocked for an offense that rushed for 2,698 yards and 33 touchdowns and one that passed for 2,369 yards and 12 touchdowns. Started at center against New Mexico State and helped pave the way for the offense to gain 485 total yards and rush for five touchdowns • helped pave the way for Minnesota to gain 679 yards of offense (third most in school history) against Western Illinois • started against Colorado and blocked for an offense gained 500 yards and scored seven touchdowns • protected for an offense that totaled 508 yards of offense (240 rushing, 268 passing), 32 first downs and 34 points and did not allow a sack • started against Purdue, at Illinois and at Penn State • did not allow a sack and anchored an offensive line that enabled Minnesota to control the ball for 41:02 and rack up 375 yards of offense against Rutgers • started at Nebraska and blocked for an offense that totaled 300 yards of offense • did not allow a sack and paved the way for Minnesota to rush for 302 yards and four touchdowns against Northwestern • did not allow a sack as Minnesota rushed for 312 yards against Iowa • blocked for an offense that gained 416 total yards (319 passing) at Wisconsin • did not compete in the bowl game against Syracuse.
Started all 13 games at center and blocked for an offense that totaled 4,681 yards and averaged 25.46 points per game. Started against Ohio State and blocked for an offense that produced 31 points, 408 total yards (203 rushing, 205 passing) and 24 first downs • started against Miami and protected for an offense that rushed for two touchdowns and passed for two scores • started at Colorado and blocked for an offense that rushed for four touchdowns and totaled 441 (277 rushing, 164 passing) yards of offense • started against Bowling Green • started at Purdue and protected for an offense that gained 294 yards and did not allow a sack • started against Nebraska and blocked for an offense that totaled 396 yards and scored 30 points • started against Maryland and protected for an offense that did not allow a sack and one that scored 34 points and totaled 451 yards (326 rushing, 125 passing) • blocked for an offense that did not allow a sack at Northwestern and one that rushed for four touchdowns and totaled 442 yards of offense (308 rushing and 134 passing) in 40:09 with the ball • started against Illinois • started and blocked for an offense that ran 83 plays and totaled 409 yards of offense (189 rushing and 220 passing) at Iowa • blocked for an offense that passed for 196 yards and two touchdowns and one that rushed for 195 yards and three touchdowns at Indiana • paved the way for Minnesota to total 274 yards in a win against Wisconsin, which included 18.1 yards per completion • started against West Virginia in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl, but left the game in the second quarter with an injury.
Started six games at center and blocked for an offense that totaled 2,738 yards and averaged 27.3 points per game. Started against Michigan and at Maryland • blocked for an offense that totaled 541 yards (325 rushing and 216 passing) and 41 points at Illinois • started against Iowa • blocked for an offense that totaled 394 yards (264 passing; 130 rushing and five rushing TDs) against Purdue and did not allow a sack • missed the game at Nebraska • started at Wisconsin and protected for an offense that gained 326 yards.
Played in 13 games and started four at center • blocked for an offense that totaled 5,616 yards (third most in school history), 3,293 passing yards (school record), 294 first downs (second most in school history), 443 points (second most in school history) and a scoring average of 34.1 points per game (three most in school history). Competed on special teams against South Dakota State and at Fresno State • played special teams against Georgia Southern and also played one snap at center on the offensive line • made his first career start at center against Nebraska and blocked for an offense that rushed for 322 yards and four touchdowns • blocked for an offense that gained 443 yards and allowed zero sacks at Rutgers • blocked for an offense that scored 52 points, totaled 498 yards and did not allow a sack against Maryland • protected for an offense that completed 90% of its passes (18-of-20) and threw for 339 yards and three touchdowns against Penn State • started at center and protected for an offense that threw for 368 yards and one touchdown at Iowa • protected for an offense that rushed for 212 yards and one touchdown and threw for 211 yards and four touchdowns at Northwestern • played the majority of the Wisconsin game at center after the lined was forced to shift because of injury • started at center and protected for an offense that gained 494 yards against Auburn and did not allow a sack in the Outback Bowl.
Played in all 13 games, mostly on special teams • made his Minnesota and collegiate debut against New Mexico State.
Attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, Ill. • wore No. 74 for the Vikings • started at left tackle his junior and senior seasons helping the Vikings to a 20-3 record • anchored an offense that averaged more 40 points a game • named IHSFCA 8A All-State, Southwestern Suburban All-Conference, earned Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette IHSA Football All-State honors and was named to the Chicago Tribune All-State Team his senior season • consensus three-star recruit by Scout, Rivals, 247 Sports and ESPN • Scout ranked him as a center and had him as the No. 1 center in the Midwest, the No. 8 center in the nation and the No. 96 recruit in the Midwest • as a guard, ESPN listed him listed him as the No. 14 recruit in Illinois, while Illinois had him at No. 33 • coached by Craig Buzea
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