Tony Scheffler

Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 255
College: Western Michigan
Birth Place: Morenci, Michigan
Draft: 2006 2nd round (29th pick) by the
  • Yardbarker

    Detroit Lions add another running back with Asiata signing

    To say the Detroit Lions have struggled with the running back position in the last 20 years would be an understatement. With that said, the Lions made a surprising move this past Friday by reportedly signing free agent running back Matt Asiata. Asiata has played for five years with the Minnesota Vikings, backing up the great Adrian Peterson for most of his career. The details of his contract have yet to be released. He recorded 361 carries for 1259 yards, 18 rushing touchdowns, and only one fumble in Minnesota. The 29-year-old started just one game in first two seasons and took over the starting duties for nine games in 2014 when Adrian Peterson was suspended. Asiata amassed 570 yards and nine

  • Marvin Jones out to finish what he started
    Lions Wire

    Marvin Jones out to finish what he started

    If you’ve been watching the OTA videos coming out of the Detroit Lions’ official site, you notice a familiar sight: A wide receiver with height and speed, vein-popped biceps and a blacked-out visor. His effortless motion, sure, strong hands and jersey number . . . oh. That’s “11,” not “81.” Marvin Jones is listed three inches shorter and 39 pounds lighter than Calvin Johnson’s 6-4, 235. But even though he doesn’t have that Megatron larger-than-life quality, Jones put up Johnsonian numbers over the first quarter of 2016. If he kept up his first-four-week pace over the entire season, per Pro Football Reference, Jones would have finished 2016 with 92 catches, 1,928 yards and eight touchdowns. But

  • Golf: Recent holes-in-one across the state of Michigan
    Detroit Free Press

    Golf: Recent holes-in-one across the state of Michigan

    It’s one of the hardest feats in sports — and also one of the most celebrated. Have you hit a golf ball, really far, into a little hole with only one stroke? Tell the Free Press about your accomplishment! Send us an e-mail about your hole-in-one to with “Hole-in-one” in the subject line. Please include your name, hometown, date, course, hole, distance and club you used. Submissions will be printed weekly in the Sunday Free Press, so you can brag about your feat to all your friends! Brae Burn Golf Club: May 1, Kevin Miller, 41, of Plymouth. Hole No. 3, 7 iron. Hole in one: 2. Farmington Hills Golf Club: May 15, Larry Haber, 76, of Commerce Township. Hole No. 5, 95 yards, 9