4 - Ryan Schmidtz
Ryan Schmidtz
Height: 5-11
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fairfield, Ohio
High School: St. Xavier
Position: FS

2007: Starter in Butler's first seven games, before being sidelined for the season by injury...tied for the team lead in pass breakups (4)...had a career-high eight tackles, including a career-best seven solo tackles, at Valparaiso...recorded a 31-yard pass interception return against Albion...named first team CoSIDA Academic All-District V...chosen first team Academic All-PFL...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll and the Butler Athletic Director's Honor Roll...2006: Played in all 11 games...named first team PFL All-Academic and first team District V All-Academic...finished second on the team in pass interceptions and tenth in tackles...ranked eighth in the PFL in pass interceptions...had two pass thefts against Drake...recorded a season-high six tackles at Davidson...named a 2006 Josten's Scholar-Athlete...2005: Played in four games...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll and the Butler Athletic Director's Honor Roll...Personal: Biology major...born 8/27/87...son of Kevin and Rebecca Schmidtz...High School: Defensive back on nationally-ranked team at St. Xavier High School...helped St. Xavier to an 11-1 record, a GCL championship and a No. 23 ranking in the USA Today National High School Poll...earned two varsity football letters...honor student...High School Coach: Steve Specht.