Lance Schulters

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Lance Schulters
No. 30, 31
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1975-05-27) May 27, 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth: Guyana
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
College: Hofstra
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 4 / Pick: 119
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 537
INTs: 19
Passes Defended: 38
Forced fumbles: 4
Player stats at NFL.com

Lance A. Schulters (born May 27, 1975) is a former American football safety. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He played college football at Hofstra.

A Pro Bowl selection with the 1999 San Francisco 49ers, Schulters has also been a member of the Tennessee Titans, Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints.

College career[edit]

Schulters attended Canarsie High School where he played football under coach Mike Camardese. Schulters moved on to Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York and was a student and a letterman in football. In football, he was a two-year starter. He then transferred to Hofstra University.

On December 31, 2012 it was announced that Schulters will be in the Hofstra Hall of Fame Class of 2013.[1]

Professional career[edit]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Schulters played the first four seasons of his career with the San Francisco 49ers. After winning the starting free safety job in the first week of the 1999-2000 season from aging Pro Bowl safety Merton Hanks,[2] Schulters played a major role in the 49ers' first win of the season, in Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints at home, intercepting a pass from Billy Joe Hobert and returning it 64 yards for a dramatic touchdown that broke a 21-21 tie with 1:31 left in the game.[3] Schulters finished the season with six interceptions returned for 121 yards while starting in 13 games for the 49ers, earning himself a trip to the Pro Bowl.[4] Schulters played in San Francisco for two more seasons, and was part of a playoff team with a regular-season record of 12-4 in his last year before signing with the Tennessee Titans after the 2001-02 season.

Tennessee Titans[edit]

Schulters played three seasons with the Tennessee Titans. He was cut by the Titans prior to the 2005 season.

First stint with Dolphins[edit]

In 2005, Schulters signed with the Miami Dolphins, recording four interceptions and 77 tackles on the season.

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

He signed with the Atlanta Falcons on November 8, 2006, as a backup to replace injured defensive back Kevin Mathis.

Second stint with Dolphins[edit]

On October 24, 2007, the Dolphins resigned Schulters after suffering several injuries in their secondary.

New Orleans Saints[edit]

On August 18, 2008, Schulters signed with the New Orleans Saints. He was released on August 29.

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
1998 SF 15 16 12 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1999 SF 13 61 52 9 0.0 0 0 0 6 127 21 64 1 9
2000 SF 12 88 58 30 0.5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
2001 SF 16 61 52 9 1.0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 10
2002 TEN 16 86 73 13 2.0 0 1 0 6 56 9 28 0 10
2003 TEN 16 85 65 20 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
2004 TEN 3 14 12 2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2005 MIA 16 77 57 20 2.0 1 0 0 4 78 20 37 0 6
2006 ATL 7 9 8 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 MIA 7 37 27 10 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Career 121 534 416 118 7.5 4 3 0 19 261 14 64 1 50

[5]

Key

  • GP: games played
  • COMB: combined tackles
  • TOTAL: total tackles
  • AST: assisted tackles
  • SACK: sacks
  • FF: forced fumbles
  • FR: fumble recoveries
  • FR YDS: fumble return yards
  • INT: interceptions
  • IR YDS: interception return yards
  • AVG IR: average interception return
  • LNG: longest interception return
  • TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
  • PD: passes defensed

Coaching[edit]

Lance Schulters has joined the Bryant University Staff as the Defensive Backs coach for the 2011 Season. Head Coached by Marty Fine Bryant University, a member of the Northeast Conference, enters its fourth season competing at the Division I Football Championship Subdivision level in 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ATH: Hall of Fame Class of 2013 Announced, January 1, 2013
  2. ^ Chadiha, Jeffri (1999-11-22). "Schulters' fire emerges from ashes of the Niners". San Francisco Chronicle. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ "Lance Schulters Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 25 June 2014.