A native of West Virginia, Owen Schmitt is a well-known artist. He is a son of Eagles bassist David Schmit. His work is inspired by fantasy and alchemy. He likes to use non-compatible materials to create his unique works. He has been featured in numerous films, music videos, and exhibitions, including at the South of Sunset Gallery, Light & Wire Gallery, Richard Telles Fine Art, and Off White Gallery.
He spent his college years at West Virginia University, where he was an All-American. He later played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Oakland Raiders. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played fullback, defensive end, and lineback. He also played cornerback and safety for the Los Angeles Rams. His rookie season was cut short after a season-ending injury to Leonard Weaver.
While his draft status has remained uncertain, he has since become a popular player. He earned his first NFL contract on April 22, 2008, and is now a member of the Seattle Seahawks. He has played college football for the West Virginia Mountaineers and Philadelphia Eagles, and was recently released by the San Francisco 49ers. In the season-opening game against the Buffalo Bills, he had one reception for five yards.
After signing with the Buffalo Bills, Schmitt starred in the team’s preseason exhibition at the New York Jets, where he logged six carries for 21 yards. He also had his first career touchdown reception, a 90-yarder that set a franchise record for the longest pass play in the franchise. He also had two receptions for eight yards in the preseason exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles.
While he did not play in the Bills’ season opener against the San Francisco 49ers, he had a breakout season against the St. Louis Rams, recording one reception for six yards. The second half of his rookie campaign saw him earn his first career start against the Philadelphia Eagles. He had a memorable game against the Eagles, blocking a 90-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter of the game that set a franchise record for a passing play in the franchise. He finished the game with two receptions for eight yards.
As a rookie, Schmitt played a key role in the Seahawks’ playoff run. He contributed two touchdowns in the game and had nine carries during the regular season. In addition to his impressive college football experience, he also has a stellar NFL resume. He has already been featured on the PSP version of NCAA Football 09 as a cover model. A few months after the season-opening loss against Buffalo, his work has been included on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s regional preview of the 2006 college football season.
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