Loaded with energy and potential, local product Sam Schwartze promises to bring a solid presence on the Bears' offensive line for years to come ... Is expected to gain valuable experience in the trenches this fall and provide needed depth up front.
High School: Two-year starter at left tackle for Coach Bobby Cornelison at Springfield (Mo.) Catholic High ... Was limited to four games as a senior due to a foot injury, but did not allow a sack ... Earned all-conference and all-district honorable mention honors in 2011 after garnering first-team honors as a junior on both teams ... Part of three district championship teams, including a 9-3 team in 2011 and 10-2 squad in 2010 ... Did not allow any sacks in 12 games as a junior ... Also threw the discus his freshman year.
Personal: Samuel Frederick Schwartze was born 6/28/94 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Carl and Vikki Schwartze of Springfield ... Has a sister, Megan who is an MSU alum ... Also has an older brother Natey, who passed away in 2000 ... Plans to major in Education.