Wide receiver Lynn Swann of the Pittsburgh Steelers was one of the most exciting players in the National Football League during the 1970s and early 1980s. To this day, he is still known as one of the most graceful wide receivers in history. He was a key part of the four Super Bowl winning teams that put Pittsburgh on the map. with Franco Harris running the ball, Terry Bradshaw throwing the ball, and Lynn Swann catching the ball, this was one team that was hard to beat. In many ways, Lynn swann was responsible for making the wide receiver a glamour position in the National Football League and he will remain one of its most incredible stories for eternity.
Here is a look a some little known facts about this great player.
-It’s somewhat interesting that Lynn Swann ended up playing his whole career in the city of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is home to the corporate headquarters of the Aluminum giant Alcoa. He was born in Alcoa, Tennessee, a small community founded by the company.
-This great player scored 53 touchdowns during his career. 51 of them came as pass receptions, one running the ball, and one as a punt return.
-In his first Super Bowl appearance, Super Bowl IX, he didn’t catch one single pass. He did run the ball one time though, although it went for a seven yard loss.
-He was one of four eventual Hall of Famers drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1974. The others were Jack Lambert (linebacker), Mike Webster (center), and John Stallworth (wide receiver).
-During his nine year NFL career, Swann would fumble the ball eleven times. Nine of those fumbles came during his first two years in the league.