Finished spring drills as the backup weakside linebacker ... Coaches have been complimentary of his progress over the last year ... Also has participated on special teams ... Came to UK as a safety, he moved to linebacker in 2007 ... Has added approximately 10 pounds to his frame in order to handle the linebacking responsibilities ... Has played in 14 games.
2007 (Sophomore): Saw action in four games ... Logged four tackles on the season, with a season-high of two against Kent State ... Turned in a dominant performance in the junior-varsity game with 11 tackles, three for loss, two quarterback sacks, and a pass breakup ... Second year on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2006 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 11 games ... Made one tackle ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2005 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Named Scout Team Player of the Week twice during the season for special teams.
High School: Rangy safety with a great knack for getting to the ball ... Four-year letterman and four-year starter at Hancock County HS in Lewisport, Ky. ... Started at wide receiver on offense and free safety (last three seasons) and cornerback (freshman year) on defense ... Totaled 22 interceptions during his career, returning eight of them for touchdowns ... Had seven punt and kickoff returns for touchdowns during his career ... As a wide receiver, caught 31 passes for 759 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior ... Named to the Lexington Herald-Leader "Class of the Commonwealth" listing of the top 22 seniors in Kentucky ... Also named to the "Kentucky Tremendous 26" by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association ... Second-team all-state as a junior by the Louisville Courier-Journal ... Two-year selection on the all-area team ... Hancock County advanced to the state playoffs all four years, culminating with an 11-2 record and trip to the state quarterfinals his senior season ... Coached by Brock Shoulders ... "Mike breaks on the ball well and has great timing as a hitter," Shoulders said. "He has nice hands and can really jump." ... Played in the Kentucky-Tennessee All-Star Game in June 2005 ... A five-year letterman in basketball, making the varsity team as an eighth-grader ... Honor-roll student ... Made an early commitment to Kentucky an did not seriously consider other schools.
Personal: Born in Jasper, Ind. ... Son of Jake and Leah Schwindel ... Last name is pronounced "shwin-DELL" ... A sister, Leslie, played softball at Transylvania ... Major is mechanical engineering.
Schwindel Career Statistics Year Position G-GS Tackles Int.-Yds. PBU FR FC 2006 SS 11-0 1 0 0 0 0 2007 Linebacker 4-0 4 0 0 0 0 Totals 15-0 5 0 0 0 0