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Bill Schoepflin Athlete Profile

#43 Bill Schoepflin

Bill Schoepflin
Position: Defensive Back Height: 5-10 Weight: 175 Roster Years: 1977-1980 Hometown: Arvada, CO


  • 1979 AP Honorable Mention
  • 1980 AP Honorable Mention


Parents are Earl and Beverly...has four brothers and two sisters...married to Julie Martin...a building construction major.

Before BYU

Had a 3.25 GPA at Arvada High...lettered three times in wrestling and football, twice in track...all-state in football as cornerback and running back...outstanding player of the year in '77 in Colorado...pole vaulted 13-6 in coach was Bob Cortese (Colorado) was '76 AAA football champions.

1977 | Freshman Year

Played extensively with the jayvee...had three punt returns against Ricks College.

1978 | Sophomore Year

Got his chance to start when Bob Prested was injured during the Arizona State game...his best game came against SDSU with 42 defensive points from a pass interception, seven tackles (five unassisted) and causing four fumbles...was the coaches' choice for player of the game against CSU and SDSU.

1979 | Junior Year

As a starter was an All-WAC pick...on either the special teams or as a defensive back he was selected seven times as player of the week for his position...scored a TD against SDSU from one of two pass interceptions in that game...intercepted a pair of passes against New Mexico...had an interception against Texas A&M...he had eight tackles against New Mexico and tallied 23 defensive points...made nine tackles against Colorado State...WAC player of the week against SDSU...AP honorable mention All-America.

1980 | Senior Year

Associated Press honorable mention All-American...All-WAC First Team...played in the Japan Bowl...totaled 3 interceptions...fifth on the team with 58 tackles...also had 1 TFL, 2 fumble recoveries and a blocked kick...had 5 punt returns for 35 yards and 2 kickoff returns for 27 yards...blocked a punt vs. SDSU that was returned for a touchdown