O’Brien Schofield – Atlanta FalconsIN Marketing
O’Brien Schofield was drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals where he spent his first three NFL seasons, he has since played for the Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons. A son of a military family, Schofield spent most of his childhood touring the country, before settling in Chicago throughout his high school career. From Chicago, Schofield took his talents to the University of Wisconsin, where he became an essential part of the Badgers football team.
During Schofield’s collegiate career, he accrued 110 tackles, 33 for a loss, 17 sacks, four forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries as a defensive end. He started in 27 of 44 games throughout his career, and served as a team captain his senior year. O’Brien earned multiple accolades, including being named team co-MVP, unanimous selection to the All-Big Ten Conference first-team, and a semi-finalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award, just to name a few.
If you ever want to show someone an example of a resilient athlete, O’Brien Schofield is your guy. During Schofield’s preparation for the Senior Bowl, he suffered a severe knee injury. O’Brien used his injury as fuel to his fire to work even harder to make his NFL dreams become a reality. Between Schofield’s determination, hard work, and resiliency, he made a remarkable recovery, and earned his starting spot at linebacker with the Arizona Cardinals in just three years.
Schofield’s talents don’t stop on the field. Appreciative to the position he is in, O’Brien is determined to give back to the community. Among his numerous charitable endeavors, Schofield enjoys visiting children’s hospitals, hanging with Boys and Girls Club kids, and has recently become an Arizona spokesperson for the All Pro Dad program. The All Pro Dad program equips men with practical, motivational, and educational tools to help them become better fathers and role models, and to build character in their children and communities. A fan favorite and loved by anyone he meets, through his kind heart and charisma, O’Brien inspires people to be the best person they can be.