Fourth-year starter at quarterback who has started 32 of 33 games the last three seasons ... Tiger co-captain for the second year in a row ... accurate passer with great poise ... has good pocket presence and throws ball on time ... outstanding team leader ... first junior to serve as Tiger co-captain since former All-American linebacker Jeff Boller in 1981 ... All-America candidate who has passed for 8,358 yards and 51 touchdowns in career ... enters senior season needing 543 passing yards to become Towson University’s career leader, passing Dan Crowley (8.900) ... leads all active NCAA FCS quarterbacks with 8,358 career passing yards and 741 career completions ... has a .638 career completion percentage, best mark in school history ... honored as Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week and College Sporting News Player of the Week in 2007 ... named as Atlantic 10 Conference Offensive Player of the Week twice in 2006 ... has passed for 300-plus yards nine times in career ... three-year member of Towson’s Student-Athlete Advisory Board ... freshman "red shirt" in 2004.
Started all 11 games at quarterback ... spent most of season on Walter Payton Award Watch List ... performances were hindered by injuries to offensive line and wide receiving corps ... led Tigers to season-opening win over Central Connecticut by completing 30 of 40 passes for 300 yards and one touchdown ... passed for 213 yards and four touchdowns in 28-21 win at Morgan State ... threw game-winning 2-yard TD pass to John Godlasky with 9:53 remaining left ... threw for 262 yards in loss to third-ranked Massachusetts ... completed 12 of 19 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown in loss to Delaware ... completed 21 of 40 passes for 208 yards and a touchdown in loss at William & Mary ... led Tigers to memorable 23-21 win over 14th-ranked Richmond in televised game ... set a school record by completing 15 consecutive passes against the Spiders ... also set a school record with an .879 completion percentage against Richmond, connecting on 29 of 33 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns ... directed remarkable 67-yards in 22 seconds to give Tigers dramatic win ... went 4-for-4 for 67 yards on drive, throwing a game-winning 14-yard TD pass to Demetrius Harrison on the final play of the game, a play that was highlighted as a Play of the Day by ESPN ... earned CAA Offensive Player of the Week award and CSN Player of the Week award for performance against Richmond ... held to a career low 123 yards passing by 10th-ranked Hofstra ... threw for 183 yards in loss at Colgate ... completed 25 of 45 passes for 250 yards and a touchdown in terrible conditions at Maine in 16-13 loss ... completed 22 of 36 passes for 242 yards and a TD against Villanova ... played well in 23-13 loss at James Madison in season finale ... despite being sacked nine times, completed 40 of 59 passes for 349 yards and one touchdown without an interception.
Started 10 games at quarterback, leading Tigers to 7 wins ... completed 260 of 380 passes for 3,033 yards and 19 touchdowns ... 12th-ranked passer in the nation ... led conference by averaging 303.3 yards per game passing ... one of 5 quarterbacks in nation to pass for more than 3,000 yards ... named as Tigers’ MVP ... named as Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Week twice ... earned award after leading Tigers to wins over Hofstra and Delaware ... completed 43 of 60 passes for career high 458 yards and three touchdowns in 33-30 win at Hofstra ... threw game-winning TD pass to Eric Yancey with 24 seconds left at Hofstra ... tied school record with 5 TD passes in 49-35 victory at Delaware ... completed 27 of 37 passes for 435 yards against Blue Hens ... honored as National Player of the Week after his performance at Delaware ... passed for 262 yards and one TD in season-opening win over Morgan State ... also ran for 2 touchdowns against Morgan State ... completed 25 of 36 passes for 248 yards and one touchdown in win at Elon ... passed for 290 yards and one TD in loss to Maine despite being sacked 9 times ... missed game against Massachusetts with illness ... completed 35 of 45 passes for 324 yards and two touchdowns in 21-13 victory at Villanova ... threw 4 touchdown passes and passed for 367 yards in loss to William & Mary ... passed for 259 yards and one TD in win at Richmond ... threw for 194 yards in season finale against James Madison but failed to throw a touchdown pass for the first time in career ... had thrown a TD pass in first 20 games of career ... ranked third in the nation with 297.3 yards of total offense per game ... set Towson single season record with a .684 completion percentage as a sophomore.
Started all 11 games at quarterback, directing Tigers to a 6-5 record ... one of three freshman quarterbacks in the Atlantic 10 in 2005 ... only freshman QB to start every game ... completed 226 of 365 passes for a .619 percentage ... set freshman quarterback passing records for most attempts (365), completions (226), yards (2,772), touchdowns (20), 300 yard games (3) and yards in a single game (383) in addition to the longest completion (84 yards) ... his .619 completion percentage was a new program record ... finished fourth in the A-10 with 2,772 passing yards ... threw 20 touchdown passes, second in A-10 ... averaged 250.7 yards per game of total offense, fourth in A-10 ... led A-10 freshmen QB’s in passing yards and TD’s ... two-time Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week ... led Tigers to 29-26 comeback win over Morgan in first career start ... completed 26 of 41 passes for 344 yards and two touchdowns as Tigers rallied from 26-13 deficit ... threw an 11-yard TD pass to Andrae Brown in first quarter and game-tying 24-yard TD pass to Paul Perry in fourth quarter ... completed 12 of 20 passes for 147 yards and one TD in 70-0 win over Lock Haven ... passed for 256 yards and two TD’s in loss to third-ranked New Hampshire ... passed for 383 yards and five TD’s in loss at Northeastern ... tied Towson single game record with five TD passes as he led Tiger comeback from 41-7 third quarter deficit to pull within 41-35 before losing, 56-41 ... threw all five TD passes to Andrae Brown ... named as A-10 Rookie of the Week after leading Tigers to a 35-31 comeback win over Delaware ... completed 19 of 34 passes for 274 yards and one TD against UD ... earned second straight A-10 Rookie honor after leading Tigers to win at Rhode Island ... completed 18 of 29 passes for 183 yards and one TD at URI ... led Tigers to win at Liberty by completing 21 of 32 passes for 230 yards and one touchdown ... passed for 255 yards and one TD at William & Mary ... completed 18 of 29 passes for 192 yards and an 84-yard TD in win over Villanova ... threw for 332 yards and 3 touchdowns against Richmond ... passed for 176 yards and 2 TD’s at James Madison.
At Northern High School:
First team All-Metro pick who was named first team All-State and first team all-conference ... threw for more than 4500 yards and 45 touchdowns in career ... led Patriots to first trip to state playoffs in 13 years ... named as Calvert County Offensive Player of the Year ... led team to an 8-3 record ... threw for 2400 yards as a senior for Coach A.J. Berberian ... three-year starter for baseball team.
Has one brother and one sister ... grandfather, Paul Schaefer, played baseball for the Washington Senators ... lists parents as people he admires the most ... favorite athlete is Cal Ripken ... favorite movie is Backdraft ... career goal is to become a firefighter ... father is a firefighter in Washington, D.C. ... son of John and Kim Schaefer ... born on September 18, 1986 in Clinton, Md.
SEAN SCHAEFER’S COMEBACK WINS
Sean Schaefer has developed a reputation for late-game comebacks in his three years as the Tigers’ quarterback ... The comeback win over Richmond last season was the 4th time he led Towson to a win in the final minute ... Schaefer’s comebacks:
Sept. 1, 2005: Towson 29, Morgan State 26: Led Tigers on a 42-yard, 7-play drive that resulted in Ron Halbruner’s 29-yard field goal with one second remaining.
Oct. 1, 2005: Towson 35, Delaware 31: Led Tigers on a 69-yard, 5-play drive in 34 seconds ... Nick Williams gave Towson the lead with a one-yard TD run with 38 seconds remaining.
Sept. 23, 2006: Towson 33, Hofstra 30: Led Tigers on an 89-yard, 12-play drive in final 2:18 ... Threw an 11-yard TD pass to Eric Yancey with 24 seconds left for the game-winning score.
Oct. 6, 2007: Towson 23, Richmond 21: Led Tigers on a 67-yard, 4-play drive in 22 seconds by completing 4 of 4 passes for 67 yards ... Threw game-winning 14-yard TD pass to Demetrius Harrison on the final play of the game.