2001 (Freshman) - Saw limited action as a reserve on the offensive line... played in four games, including New Mexico St. (9/22), Kansas (10/27), Iowa State (11/3) and La. Tech (11/17).
2000 - Redshirt season.
Southeast HS - Was a three-year starter for the Knights... Helped Southeast to back-to-back state championships in 1997 and 1998... Started at center as a junior and senior, and at tackle as a sophomore... Member of the Omaha World Herald Super 6 (top six prospects in the state) and Omaha World Herald and Lincoln Journal-Star first team All-State teams in 1999... Honorable mention all-state in 1998... Rivals.com Top 100 in Big 12 region... SuperPrep all-region... All-Midlands pick by PrepStar in postseason and preseason... Honorable mention All-USA by USA Today... Rated as the No. 6 prospect, and No. 2 offensive lineman, in Nebraska by First Down Recruiting... Listed as one of the top 80 players in the Big 12 Region and top 60 offensive linemen in the nation by Rivals.com... First team All-Heartland Conference pick in 1998 and 1999... Academic All-State selection in 1997, 1998 and 1999... High school coach was Chuck Mizerski... On the honor roll every year in high school... Earned Scholar-Athlete Award every year... Member of the National Honor Society... Team Leadership MVP Award winner in 1999.
Personal - Born April 10, 1982... Parents are Dan and Michelle Schmuecker... Enjoys hunting and fishing... Father, Dan, played football at Nebraska from 1979-82... Member of Youth Leadership Lincoln, a select leadership group in the Lincoln area... Coached Midget Football in 1999.