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March 14, 2011

Anderson, Schiechl & Sumner attend Pro Day at U.S. Air Force Academy

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Former Colorado School of Mines football players Kaleb Anderson, Marc Schiechl and Blaine Sumner worked out for professional scouts from the NFL's Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, New York Giants and Tennessee Titans on Monday afternoon, March 14th, during a Pro Day at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Anderson, Schiechl and Sumner, who performed strength, agility and speed tests, all finished their careers at Mines in 2010.

Sumner, a 6'2", 330-lb. defensive lineman who hails from Conifer, Colo. (Conifer High School), eclipsed the NFL Combine record with 52 reps of 225 lbs. on the bench press.

Sumner earned First Team All-RMAC, First Team NFF All-Colorado and Third Team Don Hansen All-Super Region Three accolades following the conclusion of his senior season.  Sumner had 32 total tackles (14 solo), led CSM with three blocked kicks and registered 6.5 tackles for a loss last season.  Sumner, who added three passes defended and two fumble recoveries, had 10 carries for 19 yards (1.9 avg.) as a short-yardage specialist on the CSM offense.  A Pre-Season All-RMAC selection, Sumner was second on the team with four rushing TD.

A 6'3", 270-lb. defensive lineman from Littleton, Colo. (Bear Creek High School), Anderson was ranked second in the RMAC in tackles for a loss (16.0) and third in the conference in forced fumbles (four) in 2010.  Anderson, who was ninth in the RMAC in sacks (tied - 4.5) last fall, finished first on the team in solo tackles (tied - 37) and second on the team in total tackles (67).  A Second Team All-RMAC selection in 2010, Anderson scored his first collegiate touchdown on a fumble recovery in the Grand Valley State endzone in the Orediggers' playoff game in Allendale, Mich., on November 20th.

A 6'3", 260-lb. defensive lineman from Lakewood, Colo. (Bear Creek High School), Schiechl finished as the runner-up for the 2010 Gene Upshaw NCAA Division II Lineman of the Year Award.  Schiechl became the all-time NCAA Division II career leader in sacks (46.0) during the 2010 season and concluded his career at CSM ranked fourth in the NCAA Division II record book in career tackles for a loss (70.5).  Schiechl, who selected as the Defensive Player of the Game at the 2011 Cactus Bowl (annual NCAA Division II all-star football game), also earned First Team Don Hansen All-Super Region Three honors in 2010.  Schiechl also garnered AP Little All-America, Daktronics All-America, First Team D2football.com All-America, First Team Don Hansen All-America and AFCA All-America recognition this season to become the first three-time All-American (2008, 2009, 2010) in the history of the CSM football program.  Selected as the Daktronics Super Region #3 Defensive Player of the Year and the Don Hansen National Defensive Player of the Year, Schiechl also earned Daktronics Super Region #3 First Team Defense recognition, collecting the most votes among defensive linemen.  A First Team All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference pick (lone unanimous selection on defense) in 2010, Schiechl was also named RMAC Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.  Furthermore, Schiechl garnered First Team National Football Foundation All-Colorado accolades and was selected as the NFFCC Defensive Player of the Year.  Schiechl led the RMAC and tied for fifth in the nation in sacks (12.0) in 2010.  Schiechl also finished first in the RMAC and eighth (tied) in the nation in tackles for a loss (19.0), as well as first in the RMAC and third in the nation in forced fumbles (six).  Schiechl concluded the year with 66 total tackles (34 solo), five quarterback hurries and two blocked kicks.

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