100 Days of Florida Football: No. 29 Evan Schroeder

Redshirt junior defensive back Evan Schroeder originally wasn’t going to play football for the Gators. But after his freshman year at UF, he decided he missed the friendships and camaraderie of being part of a team. Schroeder decided to call the football offices to see when tryouts were and rest is history. Now, he looks to help Florida on and off the field.

At New Smyrna Beach High School, Schroeder was a dual-sport athlete. He played both football and baseball for the Barracudas. His time was limited in both, playing only four games for the baseball team and six for the football squad. In four games over two seasons, Schroeder managed a hit and run in 12 plate appearances. As a quarterback for the ‘Cudas football team, he passed for over 1,000 yards and four touchdowns while also catching two passes for 21 yards. Schroeder was a captain his senior year and was named Daytona News-Journal ­Player of the Week .

After high school, Schroeder decided to keep with the family tradition and go to UF. His father, Edwin, and sister, Erin, both went to Florida to receive their educations. Although he hasn’t seen the field yet, Schroeder was named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for  his work leading up to the Louisiana-Lafayette game. As he continues to learn the defensive back position, look for help as a scout team QB based on his high school experience, while also providing depth at corner or safety. Who knows, he might find game action on special teams as well. Either way, Schroeder breaks us into the 20’s and number 29 on our countdown until Idaho.

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