- United States
- OT, DT, DE
- Upper Arlington, OH
- High School
- Upper Arlington
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Jersey #: 68 (2004-06), 92 (2003), 99 (2002)
Major: Criminology (2004-06), Management & Industry (2003)
Weight: 290 (2004-06), 285 (2003), 250 (2002)
2006 Media Guide: Coming off a solid spring in which he threw his hat into the ring as a possible starter at left guard … heads into the fall listed at No. 1 on the depth chart but will have to withstand challenges from Steve Rehring and Jon Skinner, both good football players … is very quick and athletic and is a hard working, intelligent football player who places a lot of emphasis on the mental aspect of the game … three-year letterman who has played in 25 games.
2005: Began the year on defense, but was moved back to offense when Kirk Barton and Rehring were sidelined due to medical reasons … gave the offense an immediate lift with his experience … played in the last six games of the season … logged a season-high seven minutes against Illinois.
2005 Media Guide: Versatile athlete who is equally at home on either side of the ball … has lettered at offensive tackle the past two years and started five games there last year … moved back to defense this past spring in an effort to lend depth at defensive tackle … made the move willingly in an effort to help the team … will be in the rotation no matter where he plays and will be a contributor … is a talented athlete with size and speed, who works very hard at the mental aspect of the game … has played in 19 games the past two years all on offense … looks forward to the prospect of getting into his first game as a defensive player and making his first tackle … enjoys the freedom of being able to just react and go after the ball carrier.
2004: Shared time with Kirk Barton throughout the year, starting the first five games and then flip-flopping with Barton the last half of the season, but still playing noteworthy minutes … played in 11 of the Buckeyes’ 12 games, missing only the Michigan game.
2004 Media Guide: Heads into the fall bracketed with T.J. Downing at right tackle in a three-way competition that also includes Kirk Barton … is the most experienced of the three candidates and the only letter winner in the group … played, albeit briefly, in eight games last year for a total of 10 minutes, but almost all of that time was as a member of the field goal unit … came to Ohio State as a defensive lineman, but was moved to offense in the fall of 2003 … made significant strides last year, especially as a run blocker … an intelligent player who spends a great deal of time in film study.
2003: Moved from defensive tackle to the offensive side of the ball … appeared in eight games and was awarded his first varsity letter … only game action in a scrimmage situation was against Washington and Indiana.
2003 Media Guide: Tim Schafer is in his second season with the Buckeyes … hopes to get his first taste of playing time this year after being redshirted in 2002 … played defensive end in high school, but was moved to tackle last fall and appears to have found a home … has added weight since enrolling and has significantly increased his strength … coming off a good spring … playing at a position that is loaded so he may need to wait his turn in terms of playing time this year, but is a good player … had two tackle-for-loss and a sack in the spring game.
2002: Recruited as a defensive end, but moved to defensive tackle soon after reporting to fall camp and spent the fall with the scout team.
High School: A first-team Division I Associated Press All-Ohio selection in 2001 … regarded as one of the Midwest’s top defensive ends … committed early to OSU so he could concentrate on the 2001 season … he and current OSU defensive end Simon Fraser led their high school to the big school state title and an unblemished 15-0 record in 2000 … over 50 tackles each of the past two years … also had 10 sacks as a junior … did double duty as a senior, seeing action at offensive tackle …Rivals.com rate him as the nation’s 12th best defensive end …SuperPrep has him as the 16th best defensive lineman nationally … high school coach – Darrell Mayne.
Personal: Is the son of Richard and Charlotte Schafer … has on older sister, Jenny, and brother, Brian, and a younger sister, Mindy … ventured into a bull ring on an eighth-grade class trip to Costa Rica – and lived to tell about it … the Friday team meal at the OSU Golf Course is one of his favorite parts of the Ohio State game experience … would like to go to law school and possibly get into law enforcement … born July 10, 1983.