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The great Blake Schlueter











Early years

Schlueter played high school football at Ganado High School in Ganado, Texas. He was named Ganado's Male Athlete of the Year in his Senior year. He also earned all-state recognition for his playing of the center and defensive end positions. Schlueter was selected as a finalist for the 2A Player of the Year and was an all-state center and defensive end as a senior. He totaled 329 tackles, including 27 sacks and 13 blocked kicks during his prep career. He also earned first-team all-Greater Houston honors and was the district and area defensive MVP. He posted 124 tackles, including 20 tackles for loss, 11 sacks and four blocked punts as a senior as well. As a junior, Schlueter was chosen as a second-team all-state performer on defense and a third-team selection at center. As a sophomore, he was the district defensive Newcomer of the Year and was a first team-all-area pick at center.[1]

College career

Schlueter played college football at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. He was selected as a second-team All-Mountain West Conference after the 2007 season and first-team after the 2008 season. He also made the watch list for the Rimington Trophy in the 2007 season.

Professional career

Denver Broncos

Schlueter was drafted in the 7th round (225th overall) by the Denver Broncos in the 2009 NFL Draft. On June 12, 2009, Schlueter signed a multi-year contract with the Broncos. He was waived on September 1.

Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks signed Schlueter to their practice squad on September 7 and released him on September 15.

Atlanta Falcons

Schlueter was signed to the Atlanta Falcons' practice squad on November 24. After his contract expired following the season, he was re-signed to a future contract on January 4, 2010. He was released on September 4, 2010.



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