Colin Schooler

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Colin Schooler
Arizona Wildcats – No. 7
Position Linebacker
Class Sophomore
Career history
Bowl games 2017 Foster Farms Bowl
High school Mission Viejo
Personal information
Born: (1999-03-05) March 5, 1999 (age 19)
Dana Point, California
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career highlights and awards
  • Pac-12 Freshman Defensive Player of the Year (2017)

Colin Schooler (born March 5, 1999) is an American football linebacker. He currently attends the University of Arizona, where he plays for the Arizona Wildcats football team.

High school career[edit]

Schooler played his whole high school career at Mission Viejo High School which is located in Mission Viejo, California, He was a two-way player, running back and wide receiver on offense and linebacker on defense. He also play basketball and track and field. As a senior on defense, he recorded 77 tackles and 10.0 sacks and rushed for 1,161 yards and gathered 464 receiving yards with 25 total touchdowns.

Schooler made All-County First Team Defense and was named Defensive Player of the Year for Orange County after the 2016 season.[1] He finished his senior year with 77 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 2.0 sacks, 2 INT, 2 PBU, and a forced fumble. In two varsity seasons, he compiled 198 tackles, 13.0 TFL, 9.5 sacks, 3 INT, 9 PBU, 6 forced fumbles, and 4 fumble recoveries.

He was a three-star recruit by 247sports. Schooler received offers from multiple top football programs including Arizona, Fresno State, UNLV, Nevada, and New Mexico. He committed to Arizona in 2016.

College career[edit]


Schooler, a freshman from Dana Point, Calif., was 11th in the Pac-12, and second among freshmen with 88 tackles (7.3 per game), trailing only freshman teammate Tony Fields II (91 tackles/7.6 per game). Schooler added 13.5 tackles for loss, most among all FBS freshmen, 3.0 sacks and two interceptions (returned one 66 yards for a touchdown vs. Washington State). In nine Pac-12 games, he posted 81 tackles (9.0 per game) and all 13.5 tackles for loss. Schooler was named Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year.[2]


Personal life[edit]

Colin is the son of Tom and Christine Schooler. He has two siblings (one brother and one sister. Colin’s dad, Tom, played football at Eastern Michigan. Colin’s mom, Christine, played volleyball at Cal State LA. Colin’s brother, Brenden, plays football at Oregon.


  1. ^ Albano, Dan (December 27, 2016). "Mission Viejo's Colin Schooler is the O.C. defensive player of the year". Orange County Register. Retrieved September 17, 2018. 
  2. ^ Lev, Michael (July 26, 2018). "Arizona Wildcats LB Colin Schooler is already bigger, and he aims to be louder in 2018". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved September 17, 2018. 

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