While at Purdue, Schweigert started his entire career; winning a Big Ten Championship his freshman year. He played in 4 bowl games; the 2001 Rose Bowl, the 2001 and 2002 Sun Bowls and the 2003 Capital One Bowl. He collected 17 career interceptions, besting the previous school career record mark of 11 set by Rod Woodson, who also played for the Oakland Raiders. He was selected as the Big Ten Freshman of the Year following the 2000 season, was voted 1st Team All-Big Ten twice and 2nd Team All-Big Ten twice. Entereing his Senior season (2003), he was tabbed as a Playboy All-American, he was also selected to be the All-Big Ten Academic 1st Team. He finished 9th all-time in total tackles (360) and 11th in solo tackles (226). In his final game at Ross-Ade Stadium he had two interceptions, including a game-clinching pick in a 27-14 victory over Iowa. Following the 2003 Capital One Bowl, he played in the 2004 Senior Bowl; helping the North team to a 17-0 victory.
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