Brian Schwenke

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Brian Schwenke
Brian Schwenke
Schwenke with the Titans in 2013
No. 62, 63
Personal information
Born: (1991-03-22) March 22, 1991 (age 28)
Waukegan, Illinois
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:318 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school:Oceanside
(Oceanside, California)
NFL Draft:2013 / Round: 4 / Pick: 107
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:60
Games started:30
Player stats at

Brian Max Schwenke Jr. (/ˈʃwæŋki/ SHWANK-ee; born March 22, 1991)[1] is a former American football center. He played college football at California and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.[2]

Early years[edit]

Schwenke was born in Waukegan, Illinois and is of Samoan descent.[3] Due to his father’s job in the Navy, he grew up in Hawaii and later San Diego. Schwenke attended Oceanside High School, where he played for the Oceanside Pirates high school football team.[4] Schwenke was teammates with lineman Larry Warford, who attended Oceanside during his freshman, and sophomore year, Sam Brenner offensive lineman and with quarterback Jordan Wynn. Regarded as a three-star recruit by, Schwenke was rated as the No. 44 offensive guard prospect in his class.[1]

College career[edit]

While attending the University of California, Berkeley, Schwenke played for the California Golden Bears football team from 2009 to 2012. He played in 48 of 50 possible games during his four seasons with the program, starting 36 of 37 games over his final three seasons. He started his career at guard, making 16 starts at left guard and then eight at right guard, before being moved to center during his senior year. He started 12 games and earned first-team All-Pac-12 Conference honors.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
314 lb
(142 kg)
32 in
(0.81 m)
10 14 in
(0.26 m)
4.99 s 4.74 s 7.31 s 26 12 in
(0.67 m)
9 ft 0 in
(2.74 m)
31 reps
All values from NFL Combine[5][6]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

The Tennessee Titans chose Schwenke in the fourth round, with the 107th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft.[2] In four years as a member of the Titans, Schwenke played in 41 games and started 28 of them.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

On March 13, 2017, Schwenke signed with the Indianapolis Colts.[7] He was released by the Colts on September 3, 2017.[8]

Tennessee Titans (second stint)[edit]

On September 4, 2017, Schwenke re-signed with the Titans.[9] He played in all 16 games, starting two at left guard in place of an injured Quinton Spain.

New England Patriots[edit]

On July 31, 2018, Schwenke signed with the New England Patriots.[10] He was released on September 1, 2018, but was re-signed three days later.[11][12] He took snaps in three games, but did not start any of them; he was placed on injured reserve on November 6, 2018, with a foot injury.[13] The Patriots reached Super Bowl LIII where they defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3, earning Schwenke a Super Bowl ring.

On February 13, 2019, Schwenke signed a one-year contract extension with the Patriots.[14] On July 24, 2019, the Patriots placed Schwenke on the reserve/retired list.[15]


  1. ^ a b Stein, Matt (April 26, 2013). "Brian Schwenke: 5 Things You Need to Know About the California Center". Bleacher Report. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Faraudo, Jeff (April 27, 2013). "NFL Draft: Tennessee Titans select Cal center Brian Schwenke, say he might start". The Mercury News. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  3. ^ Schwenke, Brian (May 11, 2014). "Samoan and lived in Hawaii for about 9 years". Twitter. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "Front and Center: Brian Schwenke's control of his domain". The Daily Californian. October 4, 2012.
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  7. ^ Bowen, Kevin (March 13, 2017). "Colts Find Offensive Line Depth In Signing Free Agent Brian Schwenke".
  8. ^ Walker, Andrew (September 3, 2017). "Colts Claim Five Players Off Waivers".
  9. ^ Wyatt, Jim (September 4, 2017). "Titans Agree to Terms with OL Brian Schwenke".
  10. ^ "Patriots sign veteran OL Brian Schwenke; release rookie TE Shane Wimann". July 31, 2018.
  11. ^ "Patriots Announce Roster Cutdown". September 1, 2018.
  12. ^ "Patriots Make Roster Moves". September 4, 2018.
  13. ^ "Patriots Make a Series of Roster Moves". November 6, 2018.
  14. ^ Alper, Josh (February 13, 2019). "Report: Patriots sign Brian Schwenke for 2019 season". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  15. ^ Reiss, Mike (July 24, 2019). "Veteran C/G Brian Schwenke has been placed on the reserve/retired list. Schwenke had been running with the first unit at left guard in spring practices". @MikeReiss. Retrieved July 24, 2019.

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