PERSONAL — Born Geoffrey Isaiah Schwartz on July 11, 1986 in Los
Angeles. Parents: Lee Schwartz and Olivia Goodkin.
Family: One brother. High School (Coach): Palisades
Charter (Jason Blatt) 2004. Major: Political Science.
Missed all of spring drills while recovering from back surgery but is a known
quality as a 23-game starter. Has the opportunity to close his career as a
three-year starter and possesses the physical tools as an all-conference
candidate, yet cannot afford to rest on his laurels. Parlays unique athleticism
for a man his size but must utilize attributes to his advantage. Now that his
back should not be a hindrance, is expected to become more physically dominant.
Posted a maximum squat of 505 lbs. following 2006 winter workouts.
2006 — The 11-game starter logged time at right tackle in 12
outings, reaching 80 or more snaps on four occasions. Included were 87 snaps at
Played a major role in Oregon finishing second in the Pac-10 in fewest
quarterback sacks allowed (16) as well as leading the league in rushing offense
(14th nationally) for the first time since 1955. Helped the Ducks rush for 315
yards at Arizona State
as well as 316 yards vs. Washington.
Honored along with the entire offensive line as team’s “offensive player of the
week” for their play against Washington,
and singled out as player of the week for his performance against Oklahoma.
2005 — His brief indoctrination at the Division I level the
previous year paved the way for him to step up his play a couple of notches as
he became one of Oregon’s more consistent stalwarts in the trenches. Started
all 12 games at right tackle and became a key to the success of school’s
revamped offense. Took part in 80 snaps or more on six occasions, including 100
plays at Arizona State.
Allowed only three quarterback sacks all year as offense allowed third-fewest
sacks in the league (20) compared to a year ago (41). Individually recognized
for his performance against Oregon State
as he was singled out as team’s co-offensive player of the week, while the
starting offensive line received the team’s weekly offensive plaudits for their
play against Arizona State.
Also on the receiving end of a two-point conversion pass in the end zone vs. Montana.
2004 — Made appearances in four games as a true freshman,
registering 20 snaps in his collegiate debut at Washington State before
returning the following week for 27 plays against Arizona. Played extremely
well at Washington State
and vs. Arizona before concluding
first year with 12 fourth-quarter downs at Oregon
HIGH SCHOOL — Rated among the top 75 prep prospects in the
state (SuperPrep) as well as California’s
fifth-best offensive line recruit by Tom Lemming, earning first-team all-city
and first-team all-Westside honors by the L.A. Times. Advanced to 36th on
Rivals.com list of the nation’s premier offensive tackle prospects after not
taking up the sport until the ninth grade, and included among the Tacoma News
Tribune’s Western One-hundred selections. Defensively, credited with 10 tackles
for loss and two quarterback sacks among his 55 stops, in addition to
deflecting three passes and recovering one fumble.