Ep 88: Cyclone Football's Paul Schulte, Wedge Buster
“You’re running down there anyway, you might as well hit somebody”
Episode 88 gets absolutely blown open by the wedge buster himself, Paul Schulte. Former Cyclone TE and special teamer Paul Schulte joins the podcast to share about his time at Iowa State playing for Coach Jim Walden and a whole lot more. Paul is a great storyteller and probably the funniest Moonlighter in the history of the podcast.
“So yeah, I was a neckroll guy”
Paul Schulte was a 4-year letter winner at Iowa State (1988-1991) in the heyday of the Big 8 Conference, where he played against Colorado and Nebraska when they were powerhouse programs. There can hardly be a more overlooked role than that of the wedge buster. Paul tells of his four years on the kickoff team running straight down the field and taking it to whoever was unlucky enough to get in his way. Among his kickoff team highlights was trying to take down one of the best ball carriers in the history of football, Barry Sanders. After two years just on special teams, Paul became the starting tight end and burned his name into the memory of every Rice Owl football fan.
In addition to his tales as a player, Paul shares his perspective on Iowa State football today, the upcoming bowl game, and compares football today to his time in the Big 8.
Episode 88 is about a lot more than football, though. Paul is a Baconfest icon and considers himself a pirate. He explains why brown liquor is his drink of choice, why he wants to fight Joe Rogan, Boogie Cousins, and Dwight Howard, and just how important costume choices are at Baconfest. Trust us, there are too many great stories on too many different topics this week.
This week breaks the mold of a Moonlight interview. Listen in as Paul Schulte plays the role of wedge buster one more time and, as Pete Taylor would say, absolutely takes over this podcast.