49 Craig Schaefer
>> At Navy: Enters the fall as a starter at outside linebacker after a solid spring ... has shown an ability to rush the passer ... first made his mark on special teams ... has earned two varsity letters.
>> 2008: A contributor in the 12 games in which he played ... earned starting nods in the first two games of the season ... recorded 17 tackles ... turned in a tackle against Wake Forest in the EagleBank Bowl ... produced two solo tackles in leading the Midshipmen to a 34-0 win over the Black Knights, as well as their sixth-consecutive Commander-In-Chief's Trophy win ... it's the first time Navy has pitched back-to-back shutouts since 1986 ... it's also the first shutout against Army since 1978 (28-0) ... turned in a pair of tackles in Navy's 16-0 win over Northern Illinois ... it's the first shutout Navy's defense has pitched since Sept. 18, 2004, when the Mids beat Tulsa on the road, 29-0 ... it was the first time the Huskies have been shut out since 1999 against Iowa (24-0) ... was in on one stop in Navy's come-from-behind victory over Temple ... part of Navy's defense that held SMU to -13 yards rushing, the first team to post negative rushing yards against the Mids since Pitt in 1978 ... it also held the Mustangs to eight first downs, marking the first time a Navy opponent was held to 10 or fewer first downs since 1999 when Rutgers mustered 10 ... made a solo tackle in the Mids' contest against No. 23 Pitt ... returned to the lineup against Air Force where he made three assisted tackles ... missed the Wake Forest game after suffering a concussion in the Rutgers contest ... was in on a tackle against Rutgers ... made three tackles in the loss at Duke ... was in on two stops at Ball State ... earned his first starting nod in the Mids' win over Towson in the season-opener ... made one solo stop in Navy's victory over Towson in the opener ... was named the 2008 recipient of the Admiral Mack Award, which is given to the most improved player during spring practice, at halftime of the spring game.
>> 2007: Played in all 13 games ... recorded 13 tackles on the year ... made his collegiate debut in a season-opening win against Temple ... produced a tackle on kickoff coverage at Rutgers ... recorded a special teams tackle against Ball State ... delivered a stop on kickoff coverage at Pittsburgh ... came up with a tackle on kickoff coverage against Notre Dame in the fourth quarter ... registered four kickoff return tackles in a win at North Texas ... provided two solo tackles against Northern Illinois ... the latter of the two was a jarring hit on kickoff coverage ... delivered one kickoff return tackle against Army ... came up with two solo stops against Utah in the Poinsettia Bowl.
>> 2006: Did not see any varsity action.
>> High School / Personal: A 2005 graduate of Robinson Secondary School, Schaefer attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2005-06 academic year ... a four-sport athlete, he earned four letters in football while also competing in wrestling, track & field and lacrosse ... football team was 48-4 in his four years and won the state championship his freshman year ... four-time district champions in football ... was the district player of the year as a senior after receiving all-district honors as a junior ... elected team captain of the football team his senior season ... member of the National Honor Society ... high school teammate of current Navy football player Kevin Campbell ... full name is Craig Alexander Schaefer ... born Aug. 4, 1987, in Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. ... son of Steven and Sam Schaefer ... majoring in General Engineering.