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Lynn Swann Biography
Lynn Swann was born March 7, 1952 and former footballplayer, sportscaster, and current politician. In 2006, he was the Republicannominee to run against the incumbent Ed Rendell for Pennsylvania Governor.
Swann was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 21st pick of the firstround in the 1974 NFL Draft. The Steelers draft class of '74 is considered oneof the best in NFL history and included 4 eventual Hall of Famers: Swann, JohnStallworth, Mike Webster, and Jack Lambert.
Swann spent his entire NFL career with the Steelers and worethe jersey number 88. As a rookie, he led the NFL with 577 punt return yards, afranchise record and the fourth most in NFL history at the time. He went on towin a championship ring with the Steelers in Super Bowl IX but did not recordany receptions in the tough defensive struggle (Pittsburgh quarterback TerryBradshaw completed only nine passes in the game). However, he returned 3 puntsfor 34 yards.
The following season became the highlight of Swann's career.He caught 49 passes for 781 yards and a league-leading 11 touchdowns. In theAFC title game against the Oakland Raiders George Atkinson cheap shotted Swannwith a vicious hit. He suffered a severe concussion that forced him to spendtwo days in a hospital, but surprised many by returning to play for Super BowlX. Swann recorded four catches for a Super Bowl record 161 yards and atouchdown in the game, assisting the Steelers to a 2117 win and becoming thefirst wide receiver to earn Super Bowl MVP honors.
Three seasons later the Steelers made it to Super Bowl XIII.In the game, Swann caught seven passes for 124 yards and scored the finaltouchdown for Pittsburgh in their 35-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys. TheSteelers made it back to the Super Bowl again in the 1979 season, and Swanncaught five passes for 79 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh's 31-19 win inSuper Bowl XIV. Overall, Swann gained 364 receiving yards and 398 all-purposeyards in his four Super Bowls, which were both Super Bowl records at the time.
Swann retired after the 1982 season with four Super Bowlrings. He amassed 336 career receptions for 5,462 yards and 51 touchdowns,along with 72 rushing yards, a rushing touchdown, and 739 punt return yards anda touchdown. He was a pro bowl selection three times (1975, 1977, 1978) and wasselected on the 1970s all-decade team.
Swann was named an All-Pro Team Selection in 1975, 1977, and1978. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001, a year beforehis teammate John Stallworth. He was also selected to the NFL 1970s All-DecadeTeam by Hall of Fame voters.
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Posted on 23 December 2014 | 1:12 am
Football Hall of Famer Lynn Swann is one of the most iconic players to ever play for the Pittsburgh Steelers and he’ll be in Rosemont, Illinois on November 23, 2014 to sign autographs at Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular – Chicago. Swann’s appearance will take place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center and will allow Read More
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