Player Bio

Brian Schaefering
NT #91
Height:
6-4
Weight:
295
College:
Lindenwood
Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.
Experience:
3
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 40 75 53 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2012 DAL 3 3 1 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CLE 16 29 18 11 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CLE 16 31 24 7 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 CLE 5 12 10 2 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Career Transactions: Originally signed by Cleveland as an undrafted free agent on May 1, 2008… Waived by Cleveland on August 26, 2008… Signed by Cleveland to the practice squad on December 12, 2008… Signed by the New York Jets to the active roster on December 30, 2008… Waived by the New York Jets on June 9, 2009… Signed by Cleveland on August 25, 2009… Waived by Cleveland on September 5, 2009… Signed by Cleveland to the practice squad on September 7, 2009… Signed by Cleveland to the active roster on December 2, 2009.

Career Transactions: Originally signed by Cleveland as an undrafted free agent on May 1, 2008… Waived by Cleveland on August 26, 2008… Signed by Cleveland to the practice squad on December 12, 2008… Signed by the New York Jets to the active roster on December 30, 2008… Waived by the New York Jets on June 9, 2009… Signed by Cleveland on August 25, 2009… Waived by Cleveland on September 5, 2009… Signed by Cleveland to the practice squad on September 7, 2009… Signed by Cleveland to the active roster on December 2, 2009.

Season Reviews:

2011: Played in all 16 games in a reserve role… Tallied 29 tackles, including a half-sack vs. Cincinnati (9/11)… Notched a career-high eight tackles vs. Baltimore (12/4).

2010: Played in all 16 games with nine starts… Totaled 31 tackles… Recorded a career-high seven tackles at Pittsburgh (10/17).

2009: Elevated to the 53-man active roster after spending the first 12 weeks of the season on the Browns’ practice squad… Appeared in five games with one start and recorded 12 stops and 1.5 sacks… Made NFL debut against San Diego (12/6)… Posted five tackles and 1.5 sacks against Pittsburgh (12/10)… Made first start of NFL career in finale against Jacksonville (1/3/10) and responded with four tackles.

2008: Spent training camp with Cleveland and one week on the Browns’ practice squad before signing with the Jets on December 30.

College: Played one season for Lindenwood University (2007) after transferring from the University of Illinois (2001-02, 2004)… Led the team as a senior with 7.5 sacks and was tied for second in the HAAC and 19th in the NAIA with 0.70 sacks a game in 2007… Also recorded 37 tackles, recovered one fumble and blocked one kick … Appeared in eight games for Illinois in 2004, totaling 19 tackles, one sack and two forced fumbles… Earned a medical redshirt in 2003… Appeared in all 12 games with two starts in 2002… Played in the final nine games of the 2001 season as a true freshman.

Personal: Native of St. Louis, Mo., where he attended Hazelwood East High School… Recorded seven sacks and two interceptions as a senior… Also lettered in track… Active in the Cleveland community, volunteering for several school and hospital visits… Married (Jasmatia) with two sons (Trent, Brian) and one daughter (Ayana).

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