Uwe von Schamann was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1956. Raised in Germany and Luxembourg, he and his mother immigrated to the United States and settled in Ft. Worth, Texas, when Uwe was 16 years old.

Uwe graduated from Eastern Hills High School in 1975. During his senior year he was recruited by the University of Oklahoma to play football. Uwe was offered a full scholarship as a kicker.

During his college football career, Uwe was a member of the 1975 National Championship team and was an all-conference honoree while at Oklahoma. Uwe was selected to both the all time, All-Big 8 team and, in 1999, was named to the OU All-Century team.

Following his senior year at OU, Uwe was drafted by the NFL's Miami Dolphins. He played with the Dolphins for six years and was a member of two Super Bowl teams. He received rookie of the year honors for the Dolphins in 1979. He currently ranks as the sixth al- time scorer in Dolphin history.

After his retirement from the National Football League, he worked in the securities and insurance business. In 1993, he returned to the University of Oklahoma as an officer of athletic development.

Uwe left the University of Oklahoma in the spring of 1998 and started his own consulting business, von Schamann & Associates, which offers a variety of consulting services to include:

public speaking on topics such as motivation, self-esteem and team building
kicking instruction through private lessons, clinics and camps

During his football career, Uwe was coached by two of the greatest coaches in college and professional football… Barry Switzer and Don Shula. These legendary coaches, with their different leadership styles, have given Uwe the knowledge and motivation needed for his own consulting business. Through his football experiences, Uwe has taken the values and principles that he learned on the field and applied them to his life off the field.

In December of 2001, Uwe took on a new challenge and became the Director of Development and Fundraising for the J.D. McCarty Center. The McCarty Center is Oklahoma's center of excellence in the care and treatment of children with developmental disabilities and is the only hospital of its kind in the state.

Although a member of a national championship team in college and a participant in two Super Bowl games, Uwe considers his greatest accomplishment to be his return to the University of Oklahoma to finish his degree in journalism. He achieved this honor in May of 1996.

Uwe has two sons, Duke, a senior at Edmond Santa Fe High School, and Chase, born September 29, 2008.