Position: Defensive Line
Height /Weight: 6-4 / 285
Hometown: Alexandria, Va.
High School: St. Stephen's & St. Agnes
At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad as a sophomore • key part of Blue Hen defensive front • versatile performer and one of the team's strongest and most physical players • returns as a second-year starter but is expected to move over to left end from tackle position and help improve pass rush from the corners • has added 15 lbs. to his frame from last season • could also see action on special teams • recorded three tackles in spring game.
2011 Season: Saw first action of career at Delaware as a redshirt freshman and played a key role on the defensive front • saw action in 10 games and started five contests at defensive tackle • missed season opener vs. Navy with injury but returned to play in final 10 games • started five of the final six games of the season, including each of the final four games • registered 23 tackles, including 11 solo tackles • had 2.5 tackles for loss • blocked a field goal attempt vs. Richmond • had season-best six tackles in late-season win over CAA champion Towson • also had four tackles vs. Maine, three vs. Rhode Island and Villanova, and two vs. Massachusetts • recorded first career sack against William & Mary and had other tackles for loss against Rhode Island, West Chester, and Maine • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week for performance against Towson • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler • member of Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll • enjoyed an outstanding spring as he was named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Most Improved Defensive Player.
2010 Season: Moved up the depth chart during the season but did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • was considered one of the team’s top scout players in practice • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler.
High School: Standout defensive lineman and tight end at St. Stephens and St. Agnes School under head coach Dave Holm • first team All-State selection as both a defensive end and tight end • named first team all-conference as a defensive end • honored as team’s Most Valuable Player • posted 21 sacks as a senior to break the school single-season record • recorded 112 tackles, 46 tackles for a loss, four forced fumbles, and five recoveries in nine games as a defensive end • caught 15 passes for 423 yards as a tight end • also blocked a punt and field goal, and led the team in special teams tackles • St. Stephens and St. Agnes went 16-12 during his three seasons and advanced to the 2007 state playoffs • also was a member of the basketball, track and baseball teams.
Personal: Laith Andrew Wallschleger (“wall-shlay-gur”) • born March 15, 1992 • honor student as a business major at Delaware • son of Kurt and Mayla Wallschleger.
Career Statistics at Delaware
Career-High Tackles: 6 vs. Towson, 2011Back To Football Home Football Story Archive