Chaz Schilens #85 WR
Height: 6-4 Weight: 225 Age: 27
Born: 11/7/1985 Lancaster , CA
College: San Diego State
Experience: 6th season
High School: Highland HS [Gilbert, AZ]
Selected By: Oakland Raiders
Pick (Overall): 19 (226)
A prototype wide receiver who was a three-year starter, Schilens was a model of consistency, coming up with at least 34 receptions in each of the last three seasons. The team captain started 17 consecutive contests before a foot injury sidelined him for four games his senior campaign. Regarded as the team's best athlete, he also excelled in baseball, having been drafted by the Detroit Tigers coming out of high school.
At Highland High School, Schilens earned All-Region honors as a free safety and receiver. He caught 35 passes for 648 yards and recorded 53 tackles with six interceptions as a senior. He was also credited with four pass break-ups and caused three fumbles. He also earned four letters in baseball and was an All-Region selection as an outfielder. He was an invitee to the Arizona state all-star football game.
Schilens red-shirted at San Diego State in 2003 and saw minimal action in three games during the 2004 campaign. He earned seven starts in 12 contests as a sophomore, ranking third on the team with 34 receptions for 441 yards (13.2 avg) and two scores.
In 2006, Schilens started all 12 games. He ranked second on the squad with another 34 catches, good for 483 yards (14.2 avg) and two touchdowns. His foot injury limited him to six starts in eight games as a senior. He again finished second on the team, hauling in a career-high 35 passes for 679 yards (19.4 avg) and three scores.