Schlereth helped lead the Vandals to three Big Sky titles in his four seasons at Idaho. He anchored the Vandal offensive line on a team that went a combined 37-12 and won Big Sky titles in 1985, 1987 and 1988. His 1988 squad advanced all the way to the NCAA D-IAA semifinal game and he earned second-team All-America recognition. He was selected in the 10th round of the 1989 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins and played 12 seasons, during which he was a two-time Pro Bowl selection and a three-time Super Bowl champion. He was the first native Alaskan to play in the NFL. Since 2002, he has been a popular ESPN analyst for SportsCenter, the Mike & Mike Show, the Scott Van Pelt Show and NFL Live.