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20 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Dylan Schellenberg

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In which BracketCat counts down the 20th day until kickoff with a profile of defensive back Dylan Schellenberg.

Dylan Schellenberg is no stranger to doing whatever it takes to make a tackle. He'll be expected to make quite a few this season now that Ty Zimmerman is gone.
Dylan Schellenberg is no stranger to doing whatever it takes to make a tackle. He'll be expected to make quite a few this season now that Ty Zimmerman is gone.
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#20 Dylan Schellenberg
Redshirt Senior
6-0 | 195
Wichita, Kan.

Bio

Position: Defensive Back

Previous College: Butler Community College

Projection: Starter

Status: On Scholarship

Dylan Myles Schellenberg (b. Oct. 28, 1991) is a former community college walk-on defensive back who made two starts at the end of the 2013 season. After earning a scholarship, he will compete for a starting spot as a senior.

After redshirting in 2012, Schellenberg played in nine games last year, with starts against Oklahoma and Kansas, against whom he was forced into duty to replace the injured Ty Zimmerman. He filled in admirably, in my opinion.

Schellenberg finished 2013 with 19 tackles, including one for a loss, and an interception, which was a part of a career-high nine-tackle day against Kansas. He also recovered a fumble against the Jayhawks.

His statistics in 2011 were decent for a JUCO. He had 59 total tackles (46 solo, 13 assisted), three tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, two pass breakups and three interceptions (with one pick-six).

Schellenberg played two seasons under head coach Troy Morrell at Butler Community College in El Dorado, where he helped the Grizzlies to go 22-2 during his time at Butler. He had just two tackles in his freshman season, though.

At Butler, he was named to the All-Jayhawk Conference second team, was Defensive Player of the Week after the game against Navarro Junior College and the first regional game, and was named a "top five" defensive player.

Schellenberg was a unanimous first-team All-AV-CTL selection in high school and was named Maize's football MVP.

He lettered three years at Maize High School under head coach Craig Broadbent and led the team to district runner-up finishes as a sophomore and junior, while the Eagles were league champions his senior year.

Schellenberg earned first-team all-league accolades as a defensive back in 2009. He totaled 147 tackles and six interceptions, and broke up five passes, during his time at Maize High.

He also lettered three years in golf, earning second-team all-league honors on two occasions and qualifying for the state tournament three times. He was a three-year academic letter-winner and was on the principal's honor roll.

(Ironically enough, Schellenberg also was profiled today in a paid article at GoPowercat.com. Funny coincidence.)