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Warhawk tight end signed by Redskins

'It's like a dream'

(Published May 15, 2007, 3:33 p.m.)

UW-Whitewater's Pete Schmitt was invited to last week's Redskins' free agent tryout camp and was signed to a contract Wednesday, May 9. He will move to the Washington, D.C., area and report for organized team activities beginning Wednesday, in preparation for a mini-camp June 17-19 and the start of training camp the third week of July.

"It's like a dream, a whirlwind right now," Schmitt was quoted as saying in a news release. "They have talked about using me as an H back, rather than at tight end," Schmitt explained. "They already have probably the best H back in the NFL right now, Chris Cooley, but they said they saw some of the same things in me, so I'm looking forward to learning quite a bit and trying a new position."

Schmitt helped the Warhawks go undefeated in Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play, undefeated in the regular season and advance to the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III championship game the last two years as UW-W went a combined 28-2.

Schmitt will join former Warhawk teammate Derek Stanley in a NFL camp. Stanley was drafted in the seventh round by the Saint Louis Rams.


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