TRANSACTION HISTORY: Signed by Denver as a draft choice June 3, 2014…waived Sept. 2, 2017…claimed by Chargers Sept. 3, 2017.
2017: Acquired off waivers from Denver on Sept. 3…Started five games, including the 30th game of his career, and appeared in 10 others…at Denver (Sept. 11): Dressed, but did not see any action…vs. Miami (Sept. 17): Made his Chargers debut, appearing on five special teams plays…vs. Kansas City (Sept. 24): Saw the first action on offense in a Chargers uniform, registering the 30th start of his career…Opened the game at RT in place of injured T Joe Barksdale, playing all 73 snaps on offense…Added two snaps on special teams…vs. Philadelphia (Oct. 1): Appeared on one offensive snap and four on special teams…at New York Giants (Oct. 8): Saw action on nine offensive plays and five on special teams…at Oakland (Oct. 15): Played on 14 offensive snaps and four on special teams…vs. Denver (Oct. 22): Appeared on all 58 offensive snaps and three on special teams after opening the game at RT for his 35th career game played…Provided time for QB Philip Rivers to post 183 yards and two TDs on 15-of-26 passing (105.1 passer rating) for the quarterback’s 100th career victory…It marked the third game of the season with a passer rating greater than 105 and the fourth higher than 100…Provided a block on a draw to RB Melvin Gordon in the fourth quarter that went for a 21-yard gain, the longest by either team on the ground…at New England (Oct. 29): Started at RT, seeing action on all 56 offensive snaps and three on special teams…Helped pave the way for RB Melvin Gordon to rush for a season-high 132 yards and an 87-yard TD on 14 carries (9.4 avg.)…Part of a line that blocked for the team to total 157 rushing yards, the second-most by the Chargers in a game since 2014 (208 vs. Tennessee, Nov. 6, 2016)…On the TD run, created an edge with G Kenny Wiggins for Gordon to run off-tackle before taking it the rest of the way…at Jacksonville (Nov. 12): Started at RT and saw action on all 69 plays on offense and three on special teams…Provided time for QB Philip Rivers to throw for 235 yards and two TDs with an INT on 21-of-37 (56.8 pct.) passing to move past Hall of Fame QB Warren Moon (3,988) for eighth, at the time, on the all-time completions list…vs. Buffalo (Nov. 19): Started at RT, joining G Dan Feeney and G Kenny Wiggins as the only Chargers to play all 74 offensive snaps…Provided protection for QB Philip Rivers and QB Kellen Clemens to throw for a combined 284 passing yards and two TDs for a 108.4 passer rating, including Rivers completing 20-of-32 passes (62.5 pct.) for 251 yards and two TDs (107.7 passer rating) through three quarters…It marked the fifth game of the season for Rivers with a passer rating above 100 and the fourth above 105…Blocked for RB Melvin Gordon and RB Austin Ekeler to combine for 120 rushing yards and two TDs on 26 carries (4.6 avg.)…Sealed off LB Preston Brown to open a hole for Gordon on a 20-yard run…at Dallas (Nov. 23): Appeared on eight plays on offense and six on special teams…vs. Cleveland (Dec. 3): Saw action on eight offensive snaps and six on special teams…vs. Washington (Dec. 10): Appeared on 10 plays on offense and six on special teams…at Kansas City (Dec. 16): Saw action at RT, totaling 23 offensive snaps and four on special teams…at New York Jets (Dec. 24): Saw action on three plays on special teams and two on offense…vs. Oakland (Dec. 31): Appeared on an offensive play and six on special teams.
2016: Schofield opened all 16 games at right guard while also seeing action at left and right tackle... Opened at right guard vs. Ind. (9/18) before moving outside to right tackle in the first quarter... Started at right guard (54 snaps) and also played left tackle (13 snaps) at Cin. (9/25)... Opened the game at right guard and also played right tackle vs. Atl. (10/9). 2015: Schofield started all 13 regular-season games played and all three postseason contests at right tackle... Made his NFL debut and first start at right tackle vs. Min. (10/4). 2014: Selected by the Broncos in the third round (95th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft, Schofield spent his entire rookie year on Denver’s active roster but did not see any game action.
COLLEGE: Schofield appeared in all 52 possible games during his career at the University of Michigan, making 26 starts at right tackle and opening another 10 contests at left guard... Delivered 31 touchdown-resulting blocks for the Wolverines’ rushing attack during his three seasons (2011-13) as a starter... Named second-team All-Big Ten Conference from NFL Draft Report after starting all 13 games at right tackle as senior and helping the Wolverines rank second in the Big Ten Conference with just 17 sacks allowed on the season... Posted 67 knockdowns and 10 touchdown-resulting blocks during his senior campaign... Started all 13 games at right tackle for the Wolverines his junior year and tallied 84 knockdowns to go along with 11 touchdown-resulting blocks... Opened 10-of-13 games at left guard his sophomore year for the Sugar Bowl champion Wolverines... Blocked for a rushing offense that ranked second in the Big Ten (13th in the nation) with 221.9 yards per game and featured a pair of 1,000-yard rushers (Dennard Robinson and Fitzgerald Toussaint)... Appeared in all 13 games for Michigan as a redshirt freshman.
PERSONAL: Schofield attended Carl Sandburgh High School in Orland Park, Ill., where he was a three-year starter at offensive tackle... Allowed zero sacks as a senior team captain and was named the offense’s most valuable player while also pacing the defense with 83 tackles... Majored in physical education at Michigan... Earned the Wolverines’ Athletic Achievement Award during his redshirt season in 2009... Last name is pronounced SKO-field... Michael Ross Schofield III was born on Nov. 15, 1990, in Orland Park, Ill.