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#17 Patrick Schuster
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 230
Year: Junior
Hometown: Watertown, S.D.
High School: Watertown H.S.
Major: Advertising
Experience: 2 Letters

Patrick will vie for an expanded role at linebacker in 2014 ... three-time member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll and two-time recipient of the MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award

2013
Saw action in eight games at either linebacker or on special teams .. recorded two tackles in season opener against Butler (Ind.) ... credited with tackle in road game at Nebraska ... matched season and career high with two solo tackles in Football Championship Subdivision playoff win at Northern Arizona

2012
Played in seven games ... credited with lone tackle of the season in regular season matchup at North Dakota State

2011
Redshirted ... made an immediate impact on the practice field, earning Scout Defensive Player of the Year honors ... earned Scout Defense Player of the Week honors prior to games against Youngstown State and Missouri State ... also honored as Scout Special Teams Player of the Week leading up to contest versus Indiana State

BEFORE SDSU
Was a dual threat at quarterback at the prep level ... as a senior, led Watertown High School and coach Scott Leitherser’s squad to an Eastern South Dakota conference title ... threw for 1,016 yards and 11 touchdowns and rushed for 937 yards and 16 TDs in earning all-conference recognition and Elite 45 recognition from the Sioux Falls Argus Leader ... was selected to play in the South Dakota All-Star Game ... also lettered in basketball and excelled on the baseball diamond, earning all-state honors at the American Legion level after setting a program record with a .503 batting average ... academic all-state selection and a member of both the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society