A native of Kahuku, Hawaii, Schwenke was ranked as the #1 defensive lineman and the 4th best player in the state of Hawaii by Rivals.com, and top-35 in the county during his high school career. Schwenke then went on to play college ball at the University of Notre Dame, starring for four years on the Fighting Irish defensive line.
Schwenke played in 21 games for the Fighting Irish, including a career-best 11 tackles against Navy during his senior season. He also impressed scouts with his solid pro day performance, logging a 1.64 10-yard split, a 29-inch vertical, and 27 reps on the bench press.
Schwenke’s size, strength, and versatility earned him a free agent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, and also has stints with the New England Patriots, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, and Seattle Seahawks.
While playing for the Seahawks in 2015, Schwenke suffered a torn ACL in his right knee against the Chiefs. Now, at just 25 years old, Schwenke will participate in The Spring League’s 2018 season to prove he is fully recovered and ready to contribute to an NFL squad.
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