Tradition • Character • Service

Tradition • Character • Service

Monday, September 18, 2006

Schulte to Become Youngest Charger HOF Member Ever

Chargers induct New HOF Members during Saturday Night's Ferris State Game

It is hard to believe that it has been 12 years since Scott Schulte last carried the football for Hillsdale College. Without a doubt one of the greatest ever to wear the Charger blue, Schulte had an amazing ability to turn a play that looked like disaster in the backfield into a game changing breakaway to the endzone. Images of him simply tying defenders into knots are still vivid in my mind.

Without Scott Schulte, we probably would not have claimed a share of the 1992 league championship...and I would have gotten to play more. Okay....probably not....But as silly as Schulte made me look every single day trying to tackle him during my years of scout team duty, made it really hard to move up the ranks of the linebacking corps. But oh well, I will gladly take the ring and the privilege of calling this guy my teammate over the alternative. Besides in all honesty, trying to run him down each play probably made me a lot better, just not good enough to crack the fly-around defensive line-up that also played a big roll in that championship.

His numbers are astounding. After a freshman year spent as back up to another pretty good tailback Jeff Cameron, Schulte exploded for consecutive years of 1144, 1582, and 1499 yards rushing. His 4,495 career yards are almost 1,900 more than Phil Martin's second-place all time mark of 2,700 plus yards. Schulte also owns 3 of the top 5 single-season rushing marks. The 1582 yards gained in 1992 is the all-time Hillsdale single season record. His 1499 gained in 1993 is 2nd and his 1144 is 5th all time.

Schulte was the MIFC (now GLIAC) Offensive MVP in 1992 and 1993.

Also entering the Hall this year is Jim Larkin, a 2 time All-American who later served 3 years on Muddy Waters' staff and took over the Saginaw Valley program in 1980.

Ceremonies for the entire class of 2006 inductees take place Saturday evening with a dinner and enshrinement ceremonies at halftime of the Chargers' game with Ferris State.

Complete Hillsdale College Release

No comments:

Search The News and Comment

The Web News and Comment

Blog Archive

Google Analytics