Hawk Item – – One of nine seniors named to 2020 Leadership Group.
2020 – – Saw limited action in four games due to preseason injury, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 24-20 loss at Purdue due to injury . . . did not see action in 21-20 loss to Northwestern due to injury . . . did not see action in 49-7 win over Michigan State due to injury . . . saw first action of the season in 35-7 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 41-21 win at Penn State, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 62 net rushing yards . . . did not see action in 26-20 win over Nebraska . . . saw action in 35-21 win at Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 28-7 win over #25 Wisconsin, but had no statistics as defense allowed 56 net rushing yards and 225 yards total offense.
2019 Honors – – Comeback Player of the Year, defense . . . 2019 – – Saw action in all 13 games, with two starts . . . collected four solo tackles and eight assists, with one sack and one QB pressure . . . saw first action of career in 38-14 win over Miami, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 59 nmet rushing yards . . . saw action in 30-0 win over Rutgers, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 125 yards total offfense . . . saw action in 18-17 win at Iowa State, recording one solo tackle and one assist for first career statistics . . . started at defensive tackle in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee for first career start as defense allowed just 216 yards total offense . . . recorded two assisted tackles vs. MTSU . . . started at defensive tackle in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan, recording two assisted tackles . . . saw action in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State . . . career-best four tackles vs. PSU, with one solo tackle and three assists . . . totals included one solo tackle for loss . . . saw action in 26-20 win over Purdue, recording one QB pressure as defense allowed just 33 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 20-0 win at Northwestern, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 64 net rushing yards and 202 yards total offense . . . saw action in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 23-19 win over #7 Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 19-10 win over Illinois, recording career-best two solo tackles . . . saw action in 27-24 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over USC, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 22 net rushing yards.
2018 Honors – – Team Leader Award, defense . . . 2018 – – Did not see any game action.
2017 – – Did not see any game action.
2016 – – Redshirted.
High School honors — Earned third-team all-state honors as a junior by the Iowa Newspaper Association . . . Career — Played both linebacker and tight end while earning three letters in football… team won state title his junior and senior seasons . . . three-year combined record of 39-1 . . . helped team reach state playoffs four straight years . . . missed senior season after being injured in first game of the season . . . recorded six solo tackles, three assists, and one pass reception before being injured . . . recorded 36 solo tackles and 35 assists as a junior with 15.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks . . . had five receptions on offense for 77 yards and two touchdowns . . . recorded 38 tackles as a sophomore, including 4.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks . . . team captain as a senior . . . also lettered in basketball, baseball, and track.
Personal — Born 4/08/98 . . . engineering major… earned academic all-district recognition . . . parents are Matthew Schulte, and the late Carol Schulte . . . one of two players from Pella on Iowa roster . . . attended same high school as DB Noah Clayberg and DL Garret Jansen . . . high school coach was Jay McKinstrey.