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    68Tristan Schultz

    Class: Senior Position: OL Height: 6-5 Weight: 305 Previous School: Culver Community HS (Fork Union) Hometown: Culver, Ind.

    2020 (Sr.):
    • Started all 11 games at left tackle
    • Helped the Flames finish the year ranked No. 9 nationally in rushing offense (252.4 yards per game), No. 15 in total offense (482.7 yards per game) and No. 16 in scoring offense (38.2 points per game)
    • Liberty ranked No. 12 in the country in first down offense (273)
    • Liberty ranked No. 15 in the nation in time of possession (32:58)
    • Liberty ranked No. 22 in the country in team passing efficiency (154.51)
    • Liberty ranked No. 8 in fourth-down conversion percent (77.3 percent)
    • Liberty ranked No. 17 in third-down conversion percent (48.0 percent)
    • Helped block for Malik Willis, who led all FBS quarterbacks with 944 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns

    2019 (Jr.):
    • Saw playing time in all 13 games at left tackle
    • Graded out at 82.3 percent
    • Helped the Flames record 39 pancake blocks during the season
    • Was part of an offensive line that helped quarterback Stephen Calvert finish his career as Liberty’s all-time leader in career passing yards (12,025) and touchdowns (93)
    • Liberty’s offensive line allowed Calvert to post the longest streak in the country among FBS quarterbacks by completing 295 passing attempts without an interception in 2019
    • Liberty finished the 2019 season ranked No. 21 nationally in passing yards per game (288.9)
    • Liberty finished the 2019 season ranked No. 32 in total offensive yards per game (439.4)
    • Protected a pair of 1,000-yard performers in running back Frankie Hickson (1,041 yards rushing) and wide receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden (1,396 receiving yards)

    2018 (So.):
    • Saw playing time in all 12 games, starting 10 games at right tackle
    • Named Liberty’s Special Teams Player of the Week after the Army game
    • Helped Liberty finish the season averaging 261.5 passing yards per game, which would have ranked No. 33 in the country if the Flames were eligible for the FBS national rankings (not eligible due to FBS transition process)
    • The Flames allowed 21 sacks during the season, which would have ranked No. 39 in the country
    • Protected a pair of 1,000-yard performers in running back Frankie Hickson (1,032 yards rushing) and wide receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden (1,037 receiving yards)
    • Allowed quarterback Stephen Calvert to throw for 3,068 yards and 21 touchdowns, helping him become the program’s all-time career leader with 65 career touchdown passes

    2017 (Fr.):
    • Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
    • Saw playing time in nine of 11 games during his true freshman season
    • Helped protect quarterback Buckshot Calvert, allowing the sophomore to set a school record in passing yards (3,363), completions (257) and touchdowns (29)
    • If Liberty’s offense was eligible for FCS national rankings (not eligible due to FBS transition process), the Flames would have ranked No. 12 in total offense (449.2 yards per game) and No. 9 in passing offense (309.9 yards per game)
    • The Flames would have also ranked No. 9 in the country (FCS) in fewest passes intercepted (6)
    • Joined Liberty’s roster for spring workouts

    Prep:
    • Graduate of Culver Community High School
    • Came to Liberty after playing at Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Va.
    • Letter-winning offensive lineman from Culver Community High School in Culver, Ind.
    • Earned all-conference and team MVP honors as a senior
    • Played basketball and baseball as well at Culver Community High School

    Personal:
    • Son of Hollie and Troy Schultz
    • Father, Troy, played football at Ball State, earning All-MAC first-team honors at defensive tackle in 1986 and second-team accolades in 1987
    • Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration: Project Management in May 2020
    • Currently pursuing an MBA in Executive Leadership
    • Birthday is December 26

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