Chris Schade is a loosehead prop from Canfield, Ohio, though he also has experience as a hooker. He was an offseason signing from the San Diego Legion; before spending 2021-2022 with San Diego, he played with Austin in 2020. An Ohio native, Schade went to Canfield high school and played hockey and football. He then shifted his talents to rugby at Ohio University, where he helped his team advance to the D2 final in 2011. Following that year, the side was promoted to the D1AA level. His performance on the team earned him a captain’s position as well as first-team All-MAC in 2012, as well as the Ohio Collegiate Selects each year. He then began a diverse rugby career, notching appearances for the USA Club Sevens, Scioto Valley, 1823 Rugby, Tiger Academy, Ohio Aviators, Burnside RFC, Austin Elite, and the USA Rugby South Panthers.