Matt Schobel

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Matt Schobel
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Schobel in 2006
No. 89
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1978-11-04) November 4, 1978 (age 40)
Columbus, Texas
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:263 lb (119 kg)
Career information
High school:Columbus (TX)
College:Texas Christian
NFL Draft:2002 / Round: 3 / Pick: 67
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:1,270
Receiving average:10.9
Receiving touchdowns:12
Player stats at

Matthew Thomas "Matt" Schobel (/ˈʃbəl/; born November 4, 1978) is a former American football tight end. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round of the 2002 NFL Draft, he played college football at Texas Christian University (TCU).

Schobel was also a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. Matt is the younger brother of former defensive end Aaron Schobel and the cousin of former defensive end Bo Schobel.[1]

Early years[edit]

Schobel attended Columbus High School in Columbus, Texas, he played football there as a quarterback. He was 2nd leg in 4 x 100 meter relay team, as well as an excellent basketball player that was known to dunk.

College career[edit]

Schobel originally signed with Texas A&M as a quarterback in 1997, he was redshirted as a freshman, and decided to transfer to Texas Christian University, sitting out the 1998 season per NCAA transfer rules. Due to his size and surprising quickness and mobility, he was converted to tight end in 2000 and played three seasons (1999–2001) at Texas Christian University.

Professional career[edit]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Schobel was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round (the 67th player overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft.

Schobel played four years with the Bengals where he tallied 90 receptions for 938 yards and nine touchdowns.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

In 2006, Schobel became an unrestricted free agent and signed a five-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Through 2008, Schobel has seen action in 36 games, starting 11, he has 27 receptions for 332 yards and three touchdowns. He was released on September 5, 2009.


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