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Encyclopedia > Eric Swann
Eric Swann
Date of birth August 16, 1970
Place of birth Pinehurst, North Carolina
Position(s) DT
College No College
NFL Draft 1991 / Round 1 (6th overall)
Pro Bowls 2
Statistics
  • DatabaseFootball
Team(s)
1991-1999
2000
Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals
Carolina Panthers

Eric Jerrod Swann (born August 16, 1970 in Pinehurst, North Carolina), is a former American professional football player who was selected by the Phoenix Cardinals in the 1st round (6th overall) of the 1991 NFL Draft. A 6'5", 317 lbs. defensive tackle, Swann never attended college and was actually drafted from a semi-pro football team called the Bay State Titans located in Lynn, Massachusetts. He played in ten NFL seasons from 1991-2000 for the Cardinals and Carolina Panthers. August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Pinehurst, is a village located in Moore County, North Carolina. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The defensive team or defense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage not in possession of the ball. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1991 NFL Draft Categories: | ... Tackle during 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii A top cheerleader from each team takes part in the 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Buzzsaw, The Cards, Cardiac Cardinals, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green Owner Bidwill Family General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations Independent (1898-1919) National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Panther Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Pinehurst, is a village located in Moore County, North Carolina. ... The Arizona Cardinals are a National Football League team based in Tempe, Arizona. ... The 1991 NFL Draft Categories: | ... The defensive team or defense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage not in possession of the ball. ... Lynn is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Panther Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002...


Swann was bound for North Carolina State University, but was ruled academically ineligible. Rather than enrolling at NC State as a Proposition 48 student, Swann instead opted to play for the Bay State Titans which did not pay its players, but provide jobs for them. He lugged pipe for an electric company and ran errands for a restaurant before becoming a multimillionaire in the NFL. North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ...


Career Stats

  • 127 Games
  • 46.5 Sacks
  • 2 Interceptions
  • 42 Yards
  • 1 Touchdown

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Swann was a two-time Pro Bowl selection for the Cardinals in 1995 and 1996. Tackle during 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii A top cheerleader from each team takes part in the 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ...


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  Results from FactBites:
 
CBS News | Release Prompts Swann Grievance | August 6, 2000 00:11:56 (588 words)
Swann's agent, Steve Zucker, said Saturday that the defensive end contends he was injured when Arizona released him last month and therefore should not have been let go.
Swann, now with the Carolina Panthers, has arthritic knees and has undergone seven knee operations during his career.
Swann signed a one-year deal with Carolina two weeks after Arizona released him for the league minimum for veterans.
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