2003: Took a medical redshirted during the 2003 season due to a shoulder injury.
2002: Played in all 12 games, earning two starts ... Finished the season third on the team with four sacks and fifth in tackles-for-loss with five ... Registered 34 tackles on the season, seven of which came in an overtime win over Purdue ... Also added a sack and a fumble recovery vs. the Boilers ... Had sacks vs. Michigan, San Jose State and Northwestern ... Had five tackles at Minnesota ... Forced a fumble vs. Missouri.
2001: Played the final nine games of the season along the defensive line as a true freshman ... Finished the season with eight tackles and one sack ... Had a career-high three tackles in his first game at Michigan ... Had two tackles and a quarterback hurry at Indiana ... Got the first sack and PBU of his career vs. Wisconsin ... Had two tackles in the Nokia Sugar Bowl vs. LSU.
High School: Earned three football letters under Coach Rick Gorzynski at Hazelwood East High School ... First-team All-State, two-time first-team All-Suburban North and first-team North District selection ... Two-time All-Conference selection ... Had seven quarterback sacks, 130 tackles and two interceptions as a senior ... Named a Prep Star All-American ... Recorded 22 solo tackles in a single game in 2000 ... Averaged 46.9 yards per punt ... SuperPrep All-Midlands team ... Posted 60 tackles and six blocked punts as a junior ... Also earned letters in track.
Personal: Full name is Brian Schaefering ... Born Aug. 20, 1983 in St. Louis, Mo. ... The son of Janice Schaefering ... Majoring in sport management ... Past jobs include remodeling bathrooms, lawn care and working at a grocery store ... Lists his mother as biggest influence in his athletic career ... Is the first member of his family to play a Division I sport.
CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 7 vs. Purdue, 10/12/02 Solos: 5 vs. Purdue, 10/12/02 Sacks: 1, five times (last time at N'western, 11/23/02) TFL: 2 vs. San Jose State, 9/21/02 QBH: 1, three times (last time vs. Wisconsin, 11/9/02) Fum. Forced: 1 vs. Missouri, 8/31/02 Fum. Recovered: 1 vs. Purdue, 10/12/02