A 2017 graduate of La Jolla Country Day High School where he played two years of varsity football and one year at Francis Parker H.S. for head coaches Tyler Hales (La Jolla Country Day) and John Morrison (Francis Parker) … First Team All-San Diego selection by San Diego Sports … Named a San Diego Friday Night Lights Magazine All-Star in 2016 … Named to the San Diego Tribune All-Academic Team … Three-time First Team All-Academic Team selection … Concluded career ranked No. 4 all-time in school history for punting average in a season … As a placekicker, punter and kickoff specialist, finished with 103 points, kicked five field goals, converted 88 of 96 point after attempts and punted 20 times for 702 yards and a 35.2 yards per punt average with a long of 48 yards during senior year … Also kicked off 117 times with 36 touchbacks and placed three punts inside the 20-yard line … Led the nation in least punt return yards given up during the regular season … Finished first in school history in most PAT in a season … Finished fourth all-time in school history for punting average and third for most field goals made … Led the Torreys to a 12-4 overall record, 3-2 league record and CIF state finals appearance as a senior … Totaled 10 points (7-7 PAT with 29-yard field goal) vs. Kearny … Finished a perfect 9-9 on point after attempts vs. Arroyo … Finished a perfect 9-9 on point after attempts vs. Francis Parker … Kicked season-long 31-yard field goal vs. McClymonds … Named to the All-San Diego Preseason Football Team … As a junior, finished with 33 total points, converted 21 of 24 point after attempts and four of five field goal attempts with a long of 41 yards, averaged 35.0 yards per punt (19-665) with a long of 47 yards and registered 16 touchbacks on 35 kickoffs … Helped guide the Torreys to an 8-4 overall and 2-2 league record … As a sophomore, played for Francis Parker High School where he finished with 40 total points (34 PATs, two FGs), converted 34 of 39 point after attempts and two field goals including a long of 43 yards, averaged 32.0 yards per punt (31-993) with a long of 51 yards, registered five touchbacks on 38 kickoffs … Scored a season-high nine points (six PATs and a field goal) in win over La Jolla Country Day … Kicked a career-long 43-yard field goal vs. Monte Vista … Competed in the San Diego Football Magazine All-Star Game and had four punts for a net average of 49.8 yards per punt … Received invitation to play in the NoKaOi Senior Bowl in Hawaii … Ranked the nation’s No. 212 FCS recruit by HeroSports … Top-10 nationally ranked punter who is ranked No. 9 punter in America by ESPN and No. 7 punter by 247sports … Ranked a three-star recruit by ESPN.com … Rated a two-star recruit by 247sports and Rivals.com … Earned the Barack Obama 2015 Presidential Volunteer Service Award for completing over 250 hours of community service … High Honor Roll student.
Born Andrew Marshall Schmid on February 27, 1999 in San Diego, Calif. … Son of John and Ruth Schmid … Has brother Zach … Brother Zach is a punter at Harvard and was an All-State punter at Francis Parker H.S. … Father played soccer at Wesleyan … Grandfather played baseball and football at Hamlin … Became interested in punting when the former captain of the Yale football team told him he would be good at it when he was eight years old … Committed to Columbia on July 26, 2016 … Hobbies and interests include graphic design, yoga, traveling and the beach … Interned as a social media analyst … Operates his own graphic design company … Has worked as a DJ and stand-up comedian … Chose Columbia because of three main factors: location, education and athletics … Chose Columbia over offers from Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Penn, Boston College, Air Force and San Diego and was recruited by Michigan, Stanford, Alabama, Florida, Penn State, California, Pitt, Mississippi State, Harvard, Cornell, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Fordham, Navy and Army West Point … Enrolled at Columbia College … Intends to major in Financial Economics.