2006: Schweiger will compete for a starting defensive end job as junior in 2006
2005: After missing USC's first 4 games of 2005 while recovering from a fractured right foot suffered in 2005 fall camp, Schweiger saw significant action as a backup defensive end as a sophomore. Overall in 2005 while appearing in 8 games (all but Hawaii, Arkanas, Oregon, Arizona State and UCLA), he made 11 tackles, including 1 for a loss of 2 yards. He had 2 stops each against Arizona, Notre Dame, Stanford and California.
2004: Schweiger backed up Frostee Rucker at defensive end as a first-year freshman in 2004. Overall in 2004 while appearing in 12 games, he made 18 tackles, including 4.5 for losses of 32 yards (with 2 sacks for 27 yards), plus 1 deflection and 1 forced fumble. He had 4 tackles against Colorado State (2.5 for losses of 21 yards, with a sack that caused a fumble, which USC recovered for a TD), and 3 stops against Virginia Tech (including an 11-yard sack on his second play as a Trojan) and Washington (with a deflection). He missed the California game after spraining his left knee at Stanford.
HIGH SCHOOL: He made the 2003 USA Today All-USA first team, Parade All-American, Super Prep All-American first team, Prep Star All-American, Insiders.com All-American, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team, Lemming Top 100, Super Prep All-Farwest Defensive MVP, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Gatorade California Player of the Year, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team , and Orange County Register Fab 15 first team as a senior defensive lineman and tight end at Valley Christian High in San Jose (Calif.). He had 140 tackles, 37 tackles for loss, 18 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries (with a TD) and 15 deflections in 2003. As a junior in 2002, he was named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass second team and San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro first team as he posted 138 tackles, 23 tackles for loss and 13 sacks.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH JEFF SCHWEIGER