Terry Schmidt

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Terry Schmidt
Date of birth (1952-05-28) May 28, 1952 (age 64)
Place of birth Columbus, Indiana
Career information
Position(s) Cornerback
College Ball State
NFL draft 1974 / Round: 5 / Pick 21
Career history
As player
1974–1975 New Orleans Saints
1976–1984 Chicago Bears
Career stats

Terry Richard Schmidt (born May 28, 1952 in Columbus, Indiana) is an American dentist and former American football player, playing cornerback in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears. He played college football at Ball State University where he was an All-American.

After completing his football career, Schmidt attended Loyola University Dental School in Chicago, Illinois where he graduated first in his class in 1989. His entire professional dental career has been spent working in the Veterans Administration hospital system, first at the North Chicago VA Hospital where he was Chief of Dental Services for six years, later at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa, Florida and the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Schmidt is currently chief of dental services at the James H Quillen VA Medical Center in Johnson City, TN. He is also a retired commander in the United States Naval Reserve. Dr. Schmidt and his wife, Nancy Chamberlain Schmidt, perform missionary dentistry in third world countries, most notably in Central and South America and in Africa. He also serves on the medical board of the Christian Medical Service for Construction for Worldwide Evangelism.

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