Known as "Mr. Everything" at the University of Chicago, Schommer competed in football, basketball, baseball and track. In four years, he lost only seven basketball games and led Chicago to three straight Big Ten titles from 1907 to 1909. He was the Western Conference scoring leader from 1906 to 1909. Schommer sank an 80-foot field goal with only seconds remaining to help Chicago defeat the University of Pennsylvania for the 1908 national championship. He is also credited by some sources with inventing glass backboards. Mr. Everything officiated Big Ten games from 1911-40.