Back in 1922, Bert Schwartz went out for football at Fresno High School. He was a guard. He was active in other sports at high school.
He matriculated to the University of California in 1925 and continued to play in the line. On the Cal Varsity, he was the first string guard for three years.
In 1929, Bert was picked first string on three All-American teams and second-team on two others. He was also picked on the All-Pacific Coast team that year.
He played an outstanding game in the 1929 Rose Bowl in a game with Georgia Tech in which Cal’s Roy Riegels ran the wrong way to set the state for a Tech safety which won the game for the southerners 8-7.
On New Years Day in 1930, Schwarz played in the Sixth Annual Shrine East-West game in San Francisco.