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AFTER CAL: Selected by the Cleveland Browns in the second round (No. 37 overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft ... Cal's highest selection in the 2012 NFL Draft ... the first Cal offensive lineman selected in the NFL Draft since Alex Mack was also taken by Cleveland in the first round (No. 21 overall) in 2009 ... on being selected in the NFL Draft - "I was watching ESPN and at the bottom, it said their pick was in and then I got the call. I had a hopeful feeling when I picked up the call and it came into fruition. I'm just excited about it." ... participated at the 2012 NFL Combine, posting a personal best of 23 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press ... other marks includes times of 5.45 in the 40-yard dash, 7.86 in the 3 cone drill and 4.87 in the 20-yard shuttle, while his vertical jump was 26.5" and his broad jump 7'5" ... started at right tackle for the winning North team in the 2012 Senior Bowl ... present at Cal's 2012 Pro Day but did not participate.
CAL CAREER (Career Stats): Started all 51 games possible during his Cal career from 2008-11 to fall one start short of Syd'Quan Thompson's school record of 52, making the starts at either left tackle (35) or right tackle (16) ... earned first-team All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 All-Academic in his senior season ... also named second-team All-Pac-10 as a junior and was an honorable mention choice in his sophomore campaign ... named honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic (2008-10) and earned the Brick Muller Award as Cal's Most Valuable Offensive Lineman (2009-11) for three seasons each.
2011 (Game-By-Game Stats): Earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors after starting all 13 games at left tackle, marking the fourth consecutive season of starting every one of the team's contests ... anchored an offensive line that blocked for first-year starting tailback Isi Sofele, who posted the sixth-highest rushing total in school history with 1,322 yards ... added first-team All-Pac-12 selections from the ESPN Pac-12 Blog and Phil Steele, and was a second-team pick of College Sports Madness and Yahoo! Sports ... picked up the team's Brick Muller Award as Cal's Most Valuable Offensive Lineman for the third straight campaign ... also won a Cort Majors Captains Award on offense ... a second-team midseason All-Pac-12 selection of Phil Steele ... a third-team preseason All-American by GoDaddy.com and Sporting News ... a candidate for national honors who was on watch lists for the Outland Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award ... named by Phil Steele as the nation's No. 24 draft-eligible tackle prior to the campaign ... a first-team All-Pac-10 preseason choice of Athlon, Steele and Sporting News, while Lindy's had him as one of Cal's "Players to Watch" and a second-team preseason All-Pac-10 pick.
2010 (Game-By-Game Stats): A second-team All-Pac-10 choice who started all 12 games at left tackle, anchoring an offensive line that blocked for 1,167-yard rusher Shane Vereen ... earned a second-team spot on Phil Steele's postseason All-Pac-10 team and a first-team position on his midseason All-Pac-10 squad ... a member of the Jewish Sports Review's 2010 College Football All-America Team ... recipient of team's Brick Muller Award as Cal's Most Valuable Offensive Lineman for the second straight year and winner of the team's Andy Smith Award as the Cal player with the most Big "C" time ... an honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic selection for the third consecutive season ... a second-team preseason All-Pac-10 choice by Athlon, Lindy's and Steele, while Steele also listed him as the nation's No. 63 draft-eligible tackle.
2009 (Game-By-Game Stats): Started all 13 games at right tackle ... earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 and Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention selections ... a Phil Steele preseason, midseason and postseason third-team All-Pac-10 choice ... recipient of team's Brick Muller Award as Cal's Most Valuable Offensive Lineman ... second-team preseason All-Pac-10 by Lindy's, as well as third-team according to Athlon.
2008 (Game-By-Game Stats): Started all 13 games at an offensive tackle spot ... began the year as the starter at right tackle for three contests before making a switch to the left side in game four vs. Colorado State and starting the remaining 10 games at that position ... named a second-team Freshman All-American by College Football News ... had two pancake blocks, two knockdowns and a cut block against Michigan State ... had four knockdowns vs. Stanford ... honored with the Bob Tessier Award as Cal's Most Improved Offensive Lineman ... earned honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic honors.
2007: Redshirted ... did not play.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated as the No. 27 offensive guard in the country and came in at No. 50 among all prospects in the state of California by Rivals ... earned CIF Los Angeles City Offensive Lineman of the Year, Western League Lineman of the Year and Prepstar All-West Region honors his senior season ... was a two-time All-State "underclassman" pick ... earned All-Western League and All-City honors his junior campaign ... named to the Principal's Honor Roll and Dean's List.
PERSONAL: Full name is Mitchell Bryan Schwartz ... born June 8, 1989 ... son of Lee Schwartz and Olivia Goodkin ... older brother, Geoff, completed his career as an offensive tackle for Oregon in 2007 and is currently in the NFL with Minnesota after being drafted by Carolina in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft ... Geoff saw his first NFL action with Carolina in 2009, playing in all 16 regular-season games with three starts and then started all 16 games for the Panthers in 2010 before missing the entire 2011 campaign due to injury ... graduated from Cal in December of 2011 with a bachelor's degree in American Studies.
LAST UPDATED: May 16, 2012