All-Atlantic 10 Conference candidate ... Two-year starter at one defensive end position ... Tough, hard-nosed competitor ... Has good size and quickness ... Preseason second team All-Atlantic 10 Conference selection ... Has played in 39 career games, starting 26 times.
1999: One of UMass' starting defensive ends ... Started every game ... Named to the Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference team ... Led all UMass defensive linemen with 51 tackles on the year, to go along with five sacks, five pass breakups and seven quarterback hurries ... Ranked second on the team in tackles for loss with 17 ... Finished the season third in the Atlantic 10 Conference in tackles for loss, sixth in fumble recoveries and ninth in sacks ... Totaled nine tackles at Georgia Southern in the NCAA quarterfinals, with two tackles for loss, a sack for eight yards and a pass breakup ... Made four tackles in NCAA first round win at Furman, including two tackles for loss and a sack for six yards ... Had a sack for 11 yards at William & Mary ...Recorded four tackles, a pass breakup and a blocked field goal at Richmond ... Had a pair of tackles against Rhode Island, including one tackle for loss ... Made six tackles at Delaware, including three tackles for loss, while also recovering a fumble ... Had five tackles in the win at Maine, including two for loss ... Made three solo tackles against Northeastern, while also totaling a sack for five yards, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and four quarterback hurries ... Made six solo tackles at Toledo, including a sack for five yards and four tackles for loss (for a total loss of eight yards) ... Had two solo tackles and two pass breakups at Villanova ... Made four solo tackles and broke up a pass against New Hampshire ... Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in the fall of 1999 and the spring of 2000.
1998: Played all 15 games of the season at defensive end, starting the last 13 ... Had 55 tackles on the season, including 29 solo stops ... Also had six sacks for 30 yards and four pass breakups ...Named to the Academic All-Atlantic 10 squad ... Totaled four tackles and a fumble recovery against Georgia Southern in the NCAA championship game ... Made three sacks for 15 yards among his seven tackles in the NCAA semifinal victory at Northwestern State ... Recorded three solo tackles in NCAA quarterfinal win over Lehigh ... Totaled seven tackles in the home game against Connecticut, with a sack for six yards ... Made five tackles at Rhode Island, including a sack for seven yards ... Had five tackles at Richmond with a sack for two yards ... Made two tackles and broke up three passes at Delaware ... Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in the spring of 1999.
1997: Saw action in all 11 games at defensive end, all as a reserve ... Finished the year with 21 tackles, including two tackles for loss ... Made four tackles against New Hampshire ... Recorded four tackles at Boston University ... Had three tackles (two solo) with one tackle for loss against Delaware ... Posted three tackles at Maine ... Made three tackles, all assisted, at James Madison ... Named to the UMass Athletic Director's Honor Roll (GPA over 3.0) in both the fall and spring semesters.
1996: Redshirted ... Named to the UMass Athletic Director's Honor Roll in the fall 1996 semester.
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at defensive tackle for Ray Cosenza at Fitchburg (Mass.) High School ... Recorded nine sacks as a senior ... Named to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette Super Team during his senior season ... Defensive MVP of the Mid-Wachuset Class A league ... Played in the Shriner's All-Star game following his senior season ... Also earned four letters in basketball and track & field ... Team captain for football and basketball as a senior ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Daniel Justin Schneider ... Son of Joe and Brenda Schneider ... Born February 28, 1978 in Oelwein, Iowa ... Majoring in Sociology.
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