David Schmidt Rumors

A day away from the one-year anniversary of the death of his son, a Marine scout sniper who was killed in action last October in Afghanistan, Dr. David Schmidt was in his element. Schmidt, the long-time Spurs team physician, was at the team practice facility on Friday, just hours removed from announcing that he and his wife Teresa are expanding their efforts to honor Benjamin Whetstone Schmidt. (Benjamin’s mother is a former Express-News columnist.) In addition to an individual scholarship fund that has already been established, they will also endow a history professorship at TCU, where Benjamin, who was 24, studied for three semesters before joining the Marines. “We decided we wanted to do something more to honor him, what he did, how much he loved TCU,” Schmidt said. “He wanted to be a history professor. So we decided if he can’t be a history professor, then we’ll name one for him. We thinks it’s something that will go a long way to honoring his memory and what he meant and how important TCU was to him.”