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#29 Nick Schommer
Position: Free Safety
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 197
Year: Senior
City/State: Prescott, Wis.
High School: Prescott HS
Experience: 3 Letters
Nick Schommer
Courtesy: NDSU Athletic Media Relations
Release: 08/11/2008

* 2008 Phil Steele’s College Preview All-Missouri Valley Football Conference First team

* 2007 All-GWFC First team (media)

* 2007 Phil Steele’s College Preview All-Great West Football Conference First team

* 2006 All-GWFC Second team (media)

* Two-time GWFC Defensive Player of the Week

 

Standout player in the Bison secondary who will again face a number of talented opponents this season ... Receiving some preseason all-conference honors ... Considered the quarterback of the defense ... Has started all 31 games played during career ... Credited with 10 interceptions and ranks in the top 10 on school’s career charts ... Alert, physical player, who covers the middle well ... Sure-handed tackler ... Puts himself in the position to make the right play ... 2007 SEASON (JUNIOR): Started all 11 game at free safety ... Led the Bison with four interceptions ... Team captain ... Third on the ballclub in tackles with 64 including 35 solo stops ... All-Great West Football Conference first team selection by the media ... Second in GWFC in interceptions and tied for No. 32 in NCAA FCS in that category ... Earned GWFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for second time in career after picking off a pair of passes and breaking up two others against Southern Utah (10-27-07) ... Recorded a career-high nine tackles in season-ending loss at South Dakota State (11-17-08) ... Twice matched his personal best with five solo tackles at Cal Poly (11-10-07) and against UC Davis (10-6-07) ... Logged career-high five assisted tackles against SDSU, at Western Illinois (9-29-07) and at Central Michigan (9-22-07) ... Forced a fumble in 44-14 win over Central Michigan ... 2006 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Started in nine of 11 games ... Missed the final two games with an injury ... Led the Bison with three interceptions including a 63-yard pick for a TD against Mississippi Valley State (10-14-06) ... Named the Great West Football Conference Defensive Player of the Week following the win over MVSU ... Recorded 36 tackles last season including 21 solo stops and two tackles for loss ... Made a season-high six tackles at Minnesota (10-21-06) including a career best five solos, and also at Southern Utah (10-28-06) ... Came up with an important interception against Southern Utah ... Broke up a pair of passes late in the game in 17-9 win at Stephen F. Austin (9-16-06) ... 2005 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Started in all 11 games at free safety for NDSU ... Recorded 32 tackles including 19 solo stops, three interceptions and three pass breakups ... Picked off two passes against South Dakota State (11-12-05) in the “Dakota Marker” victory ... Credited with a season-high seven tackles at nationally-ranked Southern Illinois (11-19-05) ... Also played baseball for the Bison ... Hit .250 with 15 RBI, nine runs scored, six doubles, four stolen bases, a triple and one home run in 30 starts ... Lined up at catcher and the outfield ... 2004 SEASON (REDSHIRT):  Sat out the season as a redshirt in the Bison program ... HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-state by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and honorable mention all-state by both the Associated Press and the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association ... Two-time first team all-conference and All-Northwest Region ... Two-time team Most Valuable Player ... Played both running back and defensive back for Prescott High School and coach Scott Van Epps ... Had 111 carries for 958 yards and 11 touchdowns on offense while recording 124 tackles, two interceptions and three forced fumbles on defense ... Also competed in baseball, where he was first team all-state catcher ... PERSONAL:  Born Jan. 3, 1986 ... Major field of study is management information systems ... Lists sports, PS2, hunting and fishing as his hobbies ... Family includes a younger brother, Chad ... Son of James and Roxie Schommer.

 

Schommer’s Career Bests

Solo Tackles: 5 at Cal Poly, 11-10-07; vs. UC Davis, 10-6-07; at Minnesota, 10-21-06

Assisted Tackles: 5 at South Dakota State, 11-17-07; at Western Illinois, 9-29-07; at Central Michigan, 9-22-07

Total Tackles: 9 at South Dakota State, 11-17-07

Interceptions: 2 vs. Southern Utah, 10-27-07; vs. South Dakota State, 11-12-05

Pass Breakups: 2 vs. Southern Utah, 10-27-07; at Stephen F. Austin, 9-30-06

 

DEFENSIVE POINT CHART

Season     G      UT     AT       TT       FF      FR      P,BU-D     INT    Blkd    Pts.    Sacks   Penetr’s

2005   11   19   13     32    0      0       3         3      1    224    0       0.0

2006    9    21   15     36    0      0       4         3      0    249    0       2.5

2007   11   35   29     64    1      0       4         4      0    415    0       0.0    

Career 31   75   57   132    1      0      11       10     1    888    0       2.5

 

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