Steve Schmidt (Canadian football)

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Position: Fullback/long snapper
Personal information
Born: (1984-07-17) July 17, 1984 (age 35)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:256 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Carson Graham
College: San Diego State
CFL draft: 2008  / Round: 4 / Pick: 30
Career history
CFL status:Non-Import

Steve Schmidt (born July 17, 1984) is former Canadian football fullback and long snapper. He last played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2008 CFL Draft by the Toronto Argonauts. He played college football at San Diego State.

Canadian football Canadian sport in which opposing teams of twelve players attempt to score by advancing a ball by running, passing and kicking

Canadian football is a sport played in Canada in which two teams of 12 players each compete for territorial control of a field of play 110 yards (101 m) long and 65 yards (59 m) wide attempting to advance a pointed oval-shaped ball into the opposing team's scoring area.

Fullback (gridiron football) Position in American or Canadian football

A fullback (FB) is a position in the offensive backfield in American and Canadian football, and is one of the two running back positions along with the halfback. Typically, fullbacks are larger than halfbacks and in most offensive schemes their duties are split between power running, pass catching, and blocking for both the quarterback and the other running back.

Long snapper special teams specialist whose duty is to snap the football over a longer distance, typically around 15 yards during punts, and 7–8 yards during field goals and extra point attempts

In gridiron football, the long snapper is a special teams specialist whose duty is to snap the football over a longer distance, typically around 15 yards during punts, and 7–8 yards during field goals and extra point attempts.

On May 5, 2010, the Argonauts traded Schmidt to the Tiger-Cats in exchange for a conditional draft pick in the 2012 CFL Draft.

The 2012 CFL Draft took place on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 3:00 PM ET on TSN. 45 players were chosen from among eligible players from Canadian Universities across the country, as well as Canadian players playing in the NCAA. The Calgary Stampeders had the most selections with eight, while Hamilton had seven picks. The Toronto Argonauts and Montreal Alouettes each had six and the Edmonton Eskimos and Winnipeg Blue Bombers had five picks. The defending Grey Cup champion BC Lions and the Saskatchewan Roughriders had the fewest selections with just four. A total of three trades involving 11 draft picks in this draft were made on the draft day itself. Of the 45 draft selections, 24 players were drafted from Canadian Interuniversity Sport institutions, which is the lowest percentage of CIS players taken since 2006. It is also the lowest amount of CIS players taken since the 2000 CFL Draft when just 22 out of 46 players were chosen.


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