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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1992 - Organizations. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 17, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19684/show/19547.

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Transcript SEAN SCHWERY After football career ended, former lineman turned to education, graduation for his future "1 didn't feel pressured to go to college, I felt and his playing ability led to football scholar- In the off season, he did much better, pressured to play athletics," said Sean Schwery ship offers from Nebraska, Colorado, Texas, making the dean's list, without the pressures now a graduate of the University of Houston. He was the biggest thing to come out of Nebraska. At 6'9, and a solid high school tackle for a small Nebraska town, Schwery was one of the best athletes in town, and he felt obligated to perform well. "Since I was a kid, as far as athletics goes, Iowa, and many other states. ofpracticeandgames.Theonlyproblemwas, Schwery was actively scouted by he was taking his junior and senior classes, many colleges, including a trip to Houston to and had yet to take basic freshman courses, meet with then-coach Bill Yeoman and his The academic advisor told him that assistant Pat Donahoe. But by then, Schwery was fine, and the next fall he had been signed had already signed his letter of intent with up for Anatomy, Biology, Sociology and a Colorado State. difficult football season, including a week in "I told him that I'd loved to play (in Hawaii-for a conference game. The absences everyone told me'you're going to do this, you're Houston),butI'dalreadysigned,andIwasn't piled up, and despite the notes from the going to do that.'. In high school, I loved wres- going to go back on my word. As I was athletics department, Schwery failed tling.Iplayedfootballandbasketball,butIloved leaving, Coach Donahoe said that I'd always Anatomy. This lead to double probation, wrestling. I was state champion and went to have a home if I wanted to come back. "I told the coaches that if I didn't get nationals two years in a row, but in our home "I chose Colorado State because my the help I needed that I was going to be town everybody thrownoutof school. thought I should play basketball since I was 6 Townspeople even went as far as boy- cottinghis family's hardware store, pressuring his coach, and him into playing basketball and ■Wi Iwentintospringand hen I gOt OUt Of high SChool, I Wasn't beggedfortutors,for r\ r i i • t .all my classes, and I going to college for an education. I was going to college to play football, not to learn, because that is what a scholarship is for, football." -former Colorado State lineman Sean Schwery was told that Ishould wait and ask after recruiting and on and on. I told them, you'll be out one offensive lineman if I don't get a tutor" Schwery said that this went on for weeks, but still no tutors, and he told his coaches that he was making Us in his classes, but still no response. "I told them I'm not going to stand giving up wrestling during a drive to be state girlfriend lived close by and that Ft. Collins is champions in 1984. He had started for the bas- onlytwoandahalfhoursawaysomyparents ketball team for two years, but many people could come to the games. If I went to Ne- thought wrestling would interfere with his bas- braska, well thaf s still an eight hour drive, ketball performance. and at UCLA and Houston it would have Although he didn't continue to wrestle been hard for them to see me play" past his sophomore year, he received several Schwery entered Colo. St. as a pre- there and let my life go down the tubes, wrestling scholarship offers. He also was re- med student, and was assigned to an upper- because you won't give me the help that I cruited for his basketball and football skills. classman on the team, who was to help him need. If s your duty as coaches to make sure "Although I could have played basket- with his studies. that we get a quality education, and you ball, or wrestled, I loved football," said Schwery. Thelinebackerhappened tobeaparty should responsible for us, to help us get the "I always liked banging people around. I liked animal. "I patterned myself after him. I didn't grades that we need." wrestling because it wasn't a team sport. In realize, until after my first semester was over, It would take a 3.0 to keep him at football you have the camaraderie of the team, that I was on academic probation, and that no Colo. State, and he was barely making a 2.0. but there's also some degree of finger-pointing medicalschoolwilltouchyouwithoutatleast The coaches were gone a year later, but it was when you lose, but when you're on the mat, a 3.6 GPA. too late, and Schwery was contemplating the you're the only person to blame if you lose, and "I decided that I really should re- services, or to try football at another school. the only one to pat your back when you win." think what I was doing. I went to go see the He remembered Coach Donahoe backatuH * The Omaha World Herald compared athletic academic advisor, but she was never had said the door was left open for him here, both Schwery, the largest senior football player around, really. Then I went to see the receivers in Nebraska and the states' smallest player in coach, the one that gets us our tutors, but he 1985, giving Schwery some great attention. This kept saying that he was busy, and giving me the run-around." 'When I went to Colo. State, I didn't think that it was a big problem having only one kidney. They did the medical reports and an assessment, told me to sign a waiver and 166 Sports