PRO: The Titans signed Joe Schobert (SHOW-bert) to the practice squad during Week 4 of the 2022 season. The 6-foot-1-inch, 245-pounder arrives in Tennessee with six years of NFL experience after spending time with the Cleveland Browns (2016-19), Jacksonville Jaguars (2020) and Pittsburgh Steelers (2021). Over his NFL career, he has totaled 647 tackles, 11 sacks, 23 tackles for loss, 10 interceptions, 30 passes defensed, 10 forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. In his second NFL season (2017), Schobert earned a Pro Bowl selection, posting a career-high 142 tackles and recording three sacks, an interception and three forced fumbles. Prior to the start of the 2021 season, he was traded to Pittsburgh from Jacksonville. He played 16 games (15 starts) for the Steelers and tallied 112 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble. The Waukesha, Wisc., native entered the NFL as a fourth-round selection (99th overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Browns. As a player at Wisconsin, he earned All-America honors and was named team MVP as a senior.
• Schobert has been his team's leading tackler three times: 2017 (Cleveland), 2019 (Cleveland), 2020 (Jacksonville).
• In 2020, he was one of five players and one of three linebackers in the NFL to compile at least 100 tackles and three interceptions on the year.
• In 2017, Schobert earned a Pro Bowl berth after tallying a career-high 142 tackles. He added three sacks, one interception and three forced fumbles on the season.
• Schobert has a dog, Loui. A lab, great dane, terrier and chow chow mix, Loui was named because he was originally a rescue dog from Louisiana following flooding in the area.
• In conjunction with former teammate Derek Watt and the Steelers organization, Schobert made a $20,000 donation to the United for Waukesha Community Fund following the tragic attack on Waukesha's Christmas parade in 2021.
• Schobert is a skilled dunker and won the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Game dunk contest after a between-the-legs throw down.
• He earned a spot on the Wisconsin football team as a walk-on in 2012 after receiving no scholarship offers.
• Schobert has represented the Sherpa Education Fund during My Cause My Cleats, "which strives to provide more educational opportunities for the Sherpa people who traditionally grow up to work in one of the most dangerous professions in the world."
• He can juggle and enjoys fishing and golfing.
• The Waukesha, Wisc., native was originally selected by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.
• Signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent on March 18, 2020.
• Traded by the Jaguars to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for a 2022 sixth-round draft pick on Aug. 14, 2021.
• Waived by the Steelers on March 17, 2022.
• Signed by the Denver Broncos as a free agent on Aug. 15, 2022.
• Waived by the Broncos on Aug. 23, 2022.
• Signed by the Titans to the team's practice squad on Sept. 27, 2022.
• Played four seasons (2012-15) at Wisconsin and appeared in 45 games with 28 starts for the Badgers. Registered 172 tackles, 35.5 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks, an interception, 13 passes defensed, seven forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries over his career. His 35.5 tackles for loss ranked 13th in school history, his 13.5 sacks ranked 14th most, and his seven forced fumbles tied for second-most in program history.
• As a senior (2015), started all 13 contests and posted 79 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, an interception, three passes defensed, a single-season school record-tying five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. His 19.5 tackles for loss were the ninth-most in school history and tied for eighth-most in the nation, while his 9.5 sacks were the ninth-best in program history. Earned first team All-America honors from the Football Writers Association of America and ESPN, and second team All-America honors from Associated Press. Was a consensus first team All-Big Ten, a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award, Lombardi Award and Burlsworth Trophy. Named the Butkus-Fitzgerald Big Ten Linebacker of the Year, and was named team MVP.
• As a junior (2014), started all 14 games and registered 69 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, seven passes defensed, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
• As a sophomore (2013), played in all 13 games and made one start. Amassed 24 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack and three passes defensed.
• As a freshmen (2012), saw action in five games as a true freshman.
• Majored in forest science at Wisconsin.
• Attended Waukesha West (Wisc.) High School and earned all-state and all-region recognition as a senior, while also being named county and conference player of the year.
• As a junior, earned all-state, all-region and all-conference honors at running back and safety.
• Also lettered in basketball, baseball and track. Was a two-time first team all-conference selection for basketball and a two-time track and field state meet qualifier in high jump (finished third at states as a senior).
• Son of Randy and Christine Schobert.
• Married to Megan and the couple has a son, Simon.
• Follow Schobert on Twitter at @JoeTheScho and on Instagram
• Born Joseph Robert Schobert on Nov. 6, 1993 in Waukesha, Wisc.
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