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J.K. Schaffer
LB #50
Height:
6-0
Weight:
232
Age:
23
College:
Cincinnati
Hometown:
Cincinnati, OH
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
6
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 6 4 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2013 CIN 9 0 6 4 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
2 PIT W 20-10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 @MIA L 20-22 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @BAL L 17-20 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 CLE W 41-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @SD W 17-10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 IND W 42-28 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @PIT L 20-30 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 MIN W 42-14 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 BAL W 34-17 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

2013 HIGHLIGHTS: Played in nine games (Games 2 and 9-16) ... Had three tackles on defense and six on special teams … On Bengals practice squad for Games 1 and 3-8 ... Made NFL debut Sept. 16 vs. Pittsburgh, playing on special teams … Also played on special teams Oct. 31 at Miami ... Saw first action on defense Nov. 10 at Baltimore, with three tackles … Had a special teams tackle Nov. 17 vs. Cleveland ... One special teams tackle Dec. 15 at Pittsburgh ... Tied for team lead with two special teams tackles Dec. 29 vs. Baltimore ... Played in all four preseason games and led team in tackles (20), with a sack.

A Cincinnati native and former University of Cincinnati Bearcat, Schaffer made his NFL debut in Game 2 of this season, and after time on practice squad, was signed back to roster prior to Game 9 … Entered NFL in 2012 as a college free agent with Jacksonville ... Joined Bengals practice squad for final eight games of ’12 and Wild Card playoff.

2013 HIGHLIGHTS: Played in nine games (Games 2 and 9-16) ... Had three tackles on defense and six on special teams … On Bengals practice squad for Games 1 and 3-8 ... Made NFL debut Sept. 16 vs. Pittsburgh, playing on special teams … Also played on special teams Oct. 31 at Miami ... Saw first action on defense Nov. 10 at Baltimore, with three tackles … Had a special teams tackle Nov. 17 vs. Cleveland ... One special teams tackle Dec. 15 at Pittsburgh ... Tied for team lead with two special teams tackles Dec. 29 vs. Baltimore ... Played in all four preseason games and led team in tackles (20), with a sack.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Jacksonville as college free agent on 5-4-12 ... Waived by Jaguars on 8-31-12 ... Signed 9-3-12 to Tampa Bay practice squad ... Released by Tampa Bay on 9-17-12 ... Signed 11-5-12 to Bengals practice squad ... Signed to Bengals roster on 1-7-13 … Waived on 8-31-13, and signed 9-1-13 to Bengals practice squad … Signed to Bengals roster on 9-16-13 … Waived on 9-18-13 and signed 9-19-13 to Bengals practice squad.

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2012—Signed May 4 with Jacksonville as a college free agent ... Played in all four Jaguars preseason games and led team in tackles (18), with one INT and two total passes defensed ... Waived by Jacksonville on Aug. 31 ... Signed Sept. 3 to Tampa Bay practice squad, and released on Sept. 17 ... Signed Nov. 7 to Bengals practice squad.

COLLEGE: Played in 50 games over four seasons at Cincinnati ... Left program as one of only four players in Big East history to record 100-plus tackles in three different seasons ... Two-time All-Big East selection, and member of three conference championship teams .. Career totals of 337 tackles, nine sacks, 28 tackles-for-loss, seven INTs, six forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 15 passes defensed ... Played in 2012 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl all-star game.

PERSONAL: Hometown is Cincinnati ... Attended La Salle High School, where he totaled 150 tackles and 13 sacks as a senior ... Earned degree from University of Cincinnati in criminal justice, with minor in psychology (cum laude) ... Named 2012 Big East Scholar Athlete of the Year and 2012 Mr. Bearcat ... Four-time selection to Big East All-Academic team, and was the 2011 American Eagle Outfitters Big East Football Scholar Athlete of the Year ... Single ... Hobbies include golf, exercising and driving his truck.

NOTE ABOUT NFL EXPERIENCE: Schaffer did not earn an accrued year of experience toward NFL free agency in 2012 because he was not on a 53-player roster, a Reserve/Injured list or a Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list for the required minimum of six games that year.

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