Wes Schweitzer

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Wes Schweitzer
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Schweitzer (#71) in 2016
No. 71 – Atlanta Falcons
Position:Offensive guard
Personal information
Born: (1993-09-11) September 11, 1993 (age 26)
Scottsdale, Arizona
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
High school:Chaparral (Scottsdale, Arizona)
College:San Jose State
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 6 / Pick: 195
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2019
Games Played:31
Games Started:29
Player stats at NFL.com

Weston Robert Schweitzer (born September 11, 1993) is an American football offensive guard for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He played college football at San José State University.

Early life[edit]

Born in Scottsdale, Arizona, Schweitzer graduated from Chaparral High School in Scottsdale Arizona in 2011.[1] Schweitzer also was a wrestler in high school in addition to playing football, and he has been playing football his whole life and joined the starting line up as a sophomore and helped win more than 3 straight state championships in Arizona. Schweitzer originally planned on joining the Marines after high school, until he began receiving athletic scholarship offers.[2]

College career[edit]

As a two-star recruit, Schweitzer attracted six offers from Air Force, Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, San Jose State, and Utah State. On January 28, 2011, Schweitzer signed with San Jose State.[3]

Schweitzer redshirted his true freshman season in 2011. As a redshirt freshman in 2012 under coach Mike MacIntyre, Schweitzer played in seven games and started at left tackle on September 22 against Colorado State.[1]

In 2013, under new head coach Ron Caragher, Schweitzer started all 12 games, again at left tackle, and helped the offense set a school record average 493.2 yards per game. The offensive line also gave up one sack per 23.6 pass attempts, and the yards per rush improved by 0.5 from last season.[1] Schweitzer started all 25 games in the 2014 and 2015 seasons, including San Jose State's victory in the 2015 Cure Bowl.[1] As a senior in 2015, Schweitzer was elected team captain and earned second-team All-MW honors.[1]

A chemistry major, Schweitzer graduated from San Jose State in 2016 with a 3.3 GPA.[4] In 2013 and 2014, Schweitzer was an atmospheric chemistry research intern at the San Jose State University College of Science.[1] Schweitzer won four academic all-conference honors and was named to the 2016 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 5 in
(1.96 m)
314 lb
(142 kg)
5.15 s 1.75 s 2.97 s 4.73 s 7.80 s 27 12 in
(0.70 m)
9 ft 0 in
(2.74 m)
28 reps
Measurements taken at Pro Day.[5][6]

On April 30, 2016, Schweitzer was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the sixth round (195th overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft.[7] Schweitzer signed a four-year contract with the Falcons on May 5.[8]

Schweitzer was named the Falcons' starting right guard to start the 2017 season, and ended up starting all 16 games.[9]

In 2018, Schweitzer was demoted to swing guard and backup center to start the season after losing the starting right guard spot to Brandon Fusco.[10] He was named the starting left guard in Week 3 following a season-ending injury to Andy Levitre, and started 13 games there.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Wes Schweitzer". San Jose State. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
  2. ^ Ledbetter, D. Orlando (May 17, 2016). "Falcons offseason spotlight: Wes Schweitzer". AJC.com. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
  3. ^ "Wes Schweitzer: Recruiting". Scout.com. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
  4. ^ McClure, Vaughn (June 2, 2016). "Wes Schweitzer has sights set on spot with Falcons -- and Ph.D. in chemistry". ESPN. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
  5. ^ "Wes Schweitzer". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
  6. ^ "2016 Draft Prospects: Wes Schweitzer". NFL. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
  7. ^ "Falcons Select OL Schweitzer in Sixth Round". Atlanta Falcons. April 30, 2016. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  8. ^ "Falcons First Team to Sign Entire Draft Class". AtlantaFalcons.com. May 5, 2016.
  9. ^ Conway, Kelsey (September 4, 2017). "Falcons Coach Dan Quinn Names Wes Schweitzer Starting Right Guard". AtlantaFalcons.com.
  10. ^ "Falcons name Brandon Fusco the starting right guard". AJC.com. August 28, 2018.

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