Jets New Practice Squad Player

DT Kona Schwenke – 6-3, 303 – Notre Dame

SENIOR SEASON (2013): Played in 12 games during the season and started seven contests … registered 23 total tackles, including six solo stops … had two tackles, including a half sack, in the victory over Rutgers (Dec. 28) in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl … recorded a career-best 11 tackles in the victory over Navy (Nov. 2) … filled in when injuries to DL Sheldon Day and DL Louis Nix III depleted Irish front … collected three tackles in the victory over Michigan State (Sept. 21).

SEASON (2012):Made appearances in 11 games, logging two starts (did not play at Boston College or vs. Wake Forest; started vs. Michigan State and Pittsburgh) … credited with five tackles, including one tackle for loss and one-half sack … combined with Kapron Lewis-Moore to sack quarterback Trey Miller in the win over Navy (Sept. 1) … contributed to the goal-line stand that capped the overtime victory against Stanford (Oct. 13) … made key appearances for the defense on the road at Oklahoma (Oct. 27) and at home against Pittsburgh (Nov. 3), registering one tackle in each game.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011):Played in three games during the season: Purdue, Wake Forest and Maryland.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010):Saw action in the final five games in 2010 (Tulsa, Utah, Army, USC and Miami) … posted two solo tackles on the year, both came against Utah … added a fumble recovery against Tulsa.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team Hawaii all-state selection for 2009 as defensive lineman by Honolulu Advertiser… named second-team all-state as senior by Honolulu Star-Bulletin… helped lead team to Hawaii state championship game and 12-1 record as senior at Kahuku High School in Kahuku, Hawaii … only loss came 34-21 in Division I title game to Kamehameha … participated in 2009 Hawaii/Polynesia vs. Mainland Bowl … selected to Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100 team … one of 14 defensive linemen from 11 Western states selected to Western 100 team … ranked by as top defensive lineman, fourth-best player in Hawaii for 2009 and one of top 35 defensive ends nationally … selected Oahu Interscholastic Association Red East defensive player of year for 2009 as Kahuku claimed OIA crown … had six tackles, four for loss, and two sacks, in Kahuku’s 24-20 victory over Leilehua to earn 2009 OIA Red Conference title … one of four finalists for 2009 Island Sports Media Athlete of the Year award … played for coach Reggie Torres at Kahuku … son of McKay and Angela Schwenke …will graduate in May 2014 with a degree in anthropology from the College of Arts and Letters.

Dan Leberfeld
Dan Leberfeld
Publisher of Jets Confidential Magazine. Call 1-800-932-4557 (M-F, 12-4) to subscribe. Co-host of Press Coverage every Saturday on SiriusXM NFL Radio from 11-2.

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