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Geoff Schwartz biography

Date of birth : 1986-07-11
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Los Angeles, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-26
Credited as : Football player NFL, tackle for the Panthers, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Geoff Schwartz is an American football offensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.

Signed to practice squad by Carolina (8/31/08)...Waived by Carolina (8/30/08)...Selected by Carolina in the seventh round (241st overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft (4/27/08).

Played in all 16 games with three starts...Started final three games at right tackle after Jeff Otah suffered a season-ending knee injury and was placed on injured reserve...Appeared primarily on special teams in the first 13 games...Returned one kickoff for 16 yards...Helped Panthers average 156.1 rushing yards per game and set team records with 2,498 rushing yards, 525 rushing attempts and 123 rushing first downs...Cleared lanes for running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart to become the first set of teammates in NFL history to each rush for more than 1,100 yards in the same season...Vs. Minnesota (12/20): Made first NFL start...At New York Giants (12/27): Created paths for the Panthers to accumulate 247 rushing yards, the fifth-highest single-game total in team history.

Spent the entire season on the Panthers practice squad...Attended training camp with Carolina before being waived in the final roster cutdown (8/30).

Three-year starter at right tackle for Oregon...Played in 41 games with 36 starts...2007 (Sr.): Second-team All-Pac 10 selection...Started all 13 games despite missing spring practice recovering from back surgery...Helped the Ducks lead the Pac-10 in rushing for the second consecutive year with an average of 251.7 yards per game...Opened holes for running back Jonathan Stewart, Carolina's 2008 first-round (13th overall) draft choice, to set a school single-season record with 1,722 yards rushing...2006 (Jr.): Played in 12 games with 11 starts at right tackle...Contributed to an offense that led the conference in rushing for the first time since 1955 with an average of 182.2 yards per game...Provided protection for Oregon to finish second in the conference in sacks allowed with 16...2005 (So.): Started all 12 games at right tackle...Allowed only three sacks as part of an offensive line that surrendered the third-fewest sacks in the conference with 20...Caught a two-point conversion pass against Montana...2004 (Fr.): Played in four games.

Attended Palisades Charter HS in Los Angeles, Calif....Majored in political science at Oregon.

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