Lynn Swann was a great wide receiver and a vital part of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers teams that won four Super Bowls. Swann played college football at the University of Southern California and was drafted by the Steelers in the first round of the 1974 NFL Draft. He played his entire career with Pittsburgh, putting up impressive numbers and creating great memories, before retiring following the 1982 season.
Some interesting facts about wide receiver Lynn Swann:
-In 1975, Lynn Swann’s 11 touchdown receptions led the league.
-The longest catch of Lynn Swann’s career went for 68 yards and came during the 1980 season.
-Lynn Swann has appeared on a number of television shows including the Drew Carey Show, Family Matters, The Paper Chase, Saturday Night Live, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and numerous football broadcasts.
-Lynn Swann fumbled the ball nine times during his first two seasons in the NFL. Over the last seven years, he would only fumble the ball two more times.
-In a 1979 game, Lynn Swann ran the ball one time for a nine yard touchdown. This was the only rushing touchdown of his career.
-Lynn Swann was named a member of the 1970s NFL All-Decade Team.
-Lynn Swann is credited with three kickoff returns during his career. The first two came during his rookie season and the last one during his last season in the league when he was in the game as part of the hands team and secured an onside kick attempt by the opposing team.
-Lynn Swann led the NFL in punt return yardage during his rookie season in 1974.
-Lynn Swann was born in the community of Alcoa, Tennessee. This is interesting, as the town was actually founded by the Alcoa aluminum company that was founded and headquartered in Pittsburgh, where Swann would play his entire career.
-Lynn Swann was named to the 1975, 1977, and 1978 Pro Bowl teams.
-Lynn Swann was named the MVP of the 1975 Super Bowl.
-In 2006, Lynn Swann ran for the office of Governor of the state of Pennsylvania as a Republican.