Brent Schneider (FB | Student-athlete)
NAME: Brent Schneider
YEARS ACTIVE: 1992-1996
Three-time Canada West Player of the Year (1993, 1994, 1996)
Hardy Cup champion (1994, 1996)
Two-time Vanier Cup MVP (1994, 1996)
Vanier Cup champion in 1996
A record-setting quarterback for the Saskatchewan Huskies, Brent Schneider is one of just three student-athletes and the lone Canada West player to be named Vanier Cup MVP twice.
With Schneider under centre the Huskies won the Hardy Cup and reached the national championship game in 1994 and 1996.
At the 1996 Vanier Cup, Schneider led the Huskies to the second national championship in program history, defeating St. FX 31-12 by scoring 31 unanswered points in the second half. He received the Ted Morris Memorial Trophy as MVP after completing 15 passes for 237 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions.
His first Vanier MVP trophy came two years earlier at the 1994 championship. While the Huskies were defeated 50-40 in overtime by Western, Schneider delivered an all-time performance, setting Vanier Cup records with 528 passing yards, 67 attempts and 36 completions. He also tied the single-game mark with four touchdown passes.
Schneider received the Canada West Player of the Year award in 1993 and 1994 and was an All-Star on three occasions (1993, 1994, 1996). He led the conference in passing yards twice (1993 and 1996). He ranks among the all-time Canada West career leaders in passing yards (8,294) and touchdown passes (56).
He joined the Huskies football coaching staff in 1997 following his playing career, and served as quarterback coach in 1998 when Saskatchewan defeated Concordia 24-17 for its third and most recent national championship. He later became the team’s offensive coordinator and remained on staff until 2013. While coaching with the Huskies, Schneider worked as an elementary school teacher.
Schneider joins his father Val in the CW Hall of Fame, as the pair are the first father-son duo to be inducted.