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All drive, all heart: From De Pere to Seattle, Schneider has remained the same

9:37 AM, Feb. 2, 2014
Former Green Bay Packers front office staffer and current Seattle general manager John Schneider, right, talks with head coach Pete Carroll.
Former Green Bay Packers front office staffer and current Seattle general manager John Schneider, right, talks with head coach Pete Carroll.
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No one could have known that De Pere native and Abbot Pennings graduate John Schneider would grow up to become an NFL general manager.

But even in grade school at Notre Dame Elementary in De Pere, there was an indication football would be a big part of his future.

"In second and third grade, he had his own football cards and he was building his own teams," said his father, Bill, a retired orthopedic surgeon who with his wife, Sandy, still lives in the De Pere house where John, his four older sisters and one older brother were raised. ...

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