Enters senior season after having made 20 consecutive starts at center for Columbia.
Started all 10 games at center as a junior … Made one tackle in the season opener vs. Wagner (Sept. 16).
Started all 10 games at center as a sophomore … Made one tackle in season opener and first career start vs. Saint Francis U (Sept. 17).
Served as backup center as a freshman … Contributed on the offensive line … Earned varsity letter.
A 2015 graduate of South Williamsport High School, where he played four years of varsity football for head coach Chris Eiswerth … Two-time All-State honoree … Two-time recipient of the Northern Tier League Lineman of the Year … Earned first team Northern Tier League honors at tight end (twice) and defensive line (three times) … Two-time All-District 4 selection … PAFootball News All-State Team honoree … Played in all 49 varsity football games during high school career … Blocked for Lehigh running back Dom Bragalone, who rushed for a state record 4,716 yards his senior season … Helped turn around a struggling high school program into a winner which he helped the Mountaineers win 10 or more games in his final three years and three Northern Tier League titles … As a senior, led Mountaineers to 12 straight wins, a 13-2 overall record, 5-0 conference record, state semifinal appearance after winning PIAA District 4 in 2014 … The district title was the Mountaineers’ first championship in 17 years … Made 45 total tackles (30 solo) with one tackle for loss on defense and had four receptions for 105 yards on offense as a junior … As a junior, led the Mountaineers to a 10-2 record, 4-1 conference record and state playoff appearance … Also participated in basketball in high school … Served as President of his school’s Leo Club.
Born Tyler James Schonewolf on October 9, 1996 … Son of Rich and Cheryl Schonewolf of Williamsport, Pa. … Parents both attended Penn State University … Father was a two-year starter on the defensive line at Penn State in 1988 and 1989 under Joe Paterno and was a member of the 1986 National Championship team … Father later played two seasons in NFL Europe … Began playing football in the seventh grade but was always around the game because of his father and grandfather, who coached for 40 years … Nicknamed the “Rennaissance Man” in high school for his well-rounded athletic and academic accomplishments … Served on Columbia’s campus as a 2016 Commencement Week Event host … Chose Columbia over Brown, Bucknell, Cornell, Holy Cross, Army West Point, Lafayette and Penn … Enrolled at Columbia College … Majors in American Studies.