Pittsburgh Steelers Great Lynn Swann’s First Game Ever


Lynn Swann is a Hall of Fame wide receiver that was one of the many great players that made the Pittsburgh Steelers one of the dominant teams of the 1970s. Swann’s career was probably not as long as it should have been, but those who got to view him out on the field are very lucky indeed.

As a rookie out of USC, Lynn Swann took the field for the first time in a regular season NFL game on September 15, 1974. The Steelers were at home that day and beat the visiting Baltimore Colts 30-0.

The first touchdown of the game, and the first for Pittsburgh that season, came on a 54 yard pass from quarterback Joe Gilliam to rookie Lynn Swann. Swann would add 40 more yards to his total that day on one other reception. He finished with two catches for 94 yards and one touchdown.

Others scoring touchdowns that day were Frank Lewis, Franco Harris, and John Fuqua.

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