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#17 Patrick Schuster
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Watertown, S.D.
High School: Watertown H.S.
Major: Advertising
Experience: 3 Letters

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

Came off the bench to play in 12 games ... credited with at least one tackle in eight games ... recorded career-high four tackles in regular season finale against South Dakota ... also broke up a pass in win over South Dakota ... made two stops in a game versus Missouri, Cal Poly and Illinois State ... played in both of team’s Football Championship Subdivision playoff games

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

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

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

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