General: Played in 42 career games, starting 26 ... Closed career with 147 all-time catches, which ranks fourth all-time at Northwestern ... Ranks seventh on school's all-time receiving yardage list with 1,670 yards ... Finished with eight career TD receptions, good for 10th all-time at NU.
2002: Fourth-year player ... Surpassed the century mark for career receptions vs. Duke ... Led team in receptions with 58 (seventh in Big Ten) ... Caught two or more passes in all 12 games ... Wrapped up career with his top collegiate game: nine catches for 118 yards vs. Illinois ... Four catches for 46 yards at Air Force ... Three catches for 50 yards vs. TCU ... Six catches for 104 yards against Duke ... Five receptions for 64 yards at Navy ... Six receptions for 74 yards and one TD at Michigan State ... Despite a nagging left knee injury, had two catches for 55 yards vs. Ohio State ... Six receptions for 76 yards and a 34-yard TD at Minnesota ... Eight catches (54 yds.) at Penn State ... Four receptions for 44 yards vs. Purdue ... Two catches for 15 yards and a TD vs. Indiana ... Three receptions for 19 yards at Iowa.
2001: Third in team receptions (43), receiving yardage (469) and touchdowns (4) ... Had caught at least one pass in 18 straight games before going without a catch vs. Iowa ... Played sparingly versus Iowa and Bowling Green due to a sprained ankle ... Appeared in one play against Bowling Green as a member of the hands-team ... Caught a career-high eight passes for 84 yards and a TD at Indiana ... Grabbed the 54-yard tipped pass in final seconds vs. Michigan State, which helped set up the game-winning field goal ... The 54-yarder was a career long ... Finished that game with a season-high 101 receiving yards and six receptions ... Caught six passes for 69 yards vs. Minnesota ... Caught all four TD passes in Big Ten action (Ohio State, Purdue, Indiana and Illinois) ... Had seven catches for 46 yards vs. Penn State ... Totaled six catches for 79 yards and a touchdown at Purdue ... Two-time Offensive Player of the Game (Purdue and Indiana) ... Four Offensive Championship game performances.
2000: Played in all 12 games, starting four
Second on the team with 35 receptions for 348 yards, a 9.9 yards per catch average
Caught a touchdown at Iowa
Had seven catches for 115 yards vs. Purdue
Named Offensive Player of the Game once.
1999: Played in seven games as a true freshman before fracturing his elbow
Started against Indiana and Iowa
Caught 11 passes for 134 yards
Caught a season-high five passes for 44 yards against Iowa, four of those after breaking his elbow, including a crucial 18-yard reception in last minute come-from-behind winning drive
Returned eight punts for 20 total yards
Earned Offensive Championship performance recognition once.
High School: 1999 Chicago Tribune High School Male Athlete of the Year
Tom Lemmings Prep Football Report All-American
Two-time Chicago Sun-Times all-area and all-state team
Two-time Chicago Tribune all-state team
Two-time Daily Herald all-area team
Two-time conference MVP
Only junior to be named MVP in the DuPage Valley Conference
Two-time winner of the Red Grange Award
Team MVP after his junior and senior seasons
State record holder for receiving yards in a season, receiving yards in a career, and touchdown receptions in a season
Set record for most receptions in state championship game (13)
High school won the state title his senior year
Caught 81 passes for 1,450 yards and 17 TDs his junior year
Caught 93 passes for 1,577 yards and 24 touchdowns his senior season
Lettered five times as a prep (2football, 3track)
Took third in the state 110-meter hurdles
Academic all-conference in both football and track
High school coach was John Thorne.
Personal: Born Jonathan R. Schweighardt on 5/26/81
Son of Thomas and Barbara Schweighardt
Communication studies major.
Schweighardt's Career Statistics
Year GP REC YDS AVG TD LNG
1999 7 11 134 12.2 0 28
2000 12 35 348 9.9 1 46
2001 11 43 469 10.9 4 54
2002 12 58 719 12.4 3 38
TOTALS 42 147 1670 11.4 8 54