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Lynn Swann

National Football League (NFL) Hall of Famer Lynn Swann
Date of birth March 7, 1952
Place of birth Alcoa, Tennessee
Position(s) Wide Receiver
College Southern California
NFL Draft 1974 / Round 1 / Pick 21
Pro Bowls 3
Awards Super Bowl X MVP
Honors NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
College Football HOF
Statistics
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Team(s)
1974-1982 Pittsburgh Steelers
College Hall-of-Fame
Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2001

Lynn Curtis Swann (b. March 7, 1952, Alcoa, Tennessee) is a former professional football player, sports broadcaster and a Republican politician. As a youth, Swann went to Junípero Serra High School in San Mateo, California, later attended the University of Southern California, and completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations from the USC School of Journalism. His nickname is "Swanny." Image File history File links Swann. ... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in leap years). ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Alcoa is a city located in Blount County, Tennessee. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly as Southern Cal[1]), located in the University Park neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, USA, was founded in 1880, making it Californias oldest private research university. ... 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 1974 NFL Draft Round 1 Categories: | | ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... Date January 18, 1976 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Lynn Swann, Wide Receiver Favorite Steelers by 6 National anthem Tom Sullivan Coin toss Norm Schachter Referee Norm Schachter Halftime show Up with People presents 200 Years and Just a Baby: Tribute to Americas Bicentennial Attendance 80... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ... // Offense Defense Special teams See also National Football League ... The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ... 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See also: 2000 in sports, other events of 2001, 2002 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Michael Waltrip won the Daytona 500, a race that also saw the death of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt in an unspectacular crash during the... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in leap years). ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Alcoa is a city located in Blount County, Tennessee. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... For other uses, see Republican Party (disambiguation) or GOP (disambiguation). ... Junípero Serra High School Junípero Serra High School is an Archdiocesan Catholic school in San Mateo, California. ... Hillsdale Inn, Honeymoon Suite (demolished 5 April 2001) San Mateo is a city in San Mateo County, California, USA. It is one of the larger suburbs on the San Francisco Peninsula, located between Burlingame to the north, Foster City to the East, and Belmont to the south. ... The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly as Southern Cal[1]), located in the University Park neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, USA, was founded in 1880, making it Californias oldest private research university. ...


Swann is married to Charena Swann, a psychologist, and has two sons. A psychologist is a scientist and/or clinician who studies psychology, the systematic investigation of the human mind, including behavior and cognition. ...



His boys are named Jamal and DaQuan.

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Football career

Swann was an outstanding WR, an All-American at the University of Southern California, and was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 21st pick of the first round in the 1974 NFL Draft. Swann is best known for his play as a wide receiver from 1974 to 1982 with the Steelers, the only team for which he played. An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach TBA Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1943; 1945-1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference... The 1974 NFL Draft Round 1 Categories: | | ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... See also: 1981 in sports, other events of 1982, 1983 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Gordon Johncock Formula One Champion - Keke...


Although Swann never recorded more then 880 receiving yards in a single season, his superb catching ability and clutch performance was vital to the Steelers' success in the 1970s. He complemented his fellow receiver John Stallworth, who ended his career as the Steelers' all-time leading receiver. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... John Stallworth (Born July 15, 1952, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) played for Alabama A&M in college football, becoming the Pittsburgh Steelers fourth round draft pick in 1974. ...


As a rookie, Swann led the NFL with 577 punt return yards, a franchise record and the fourth most in NFL history at the time. He went on to win a championship ring with the Steelers in Super Bowl IX but did not record any receptions in the tough defensive struggle (Pittsburgh quarterback Terry Bradshaw completed only nine passes in the game). However, he had a good performance on special teams, returning 3 punts for 34 yards. Date January 12, 1975 Stadium Tulane Stadium City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Franco Harris, Running back Favorite Steelers by 3 National Anthem Grambling State University Band Coin toss Game referee Halftime show Tribute to Duke Ellington with Mercer Ellington and Grambling State University Band Attendance 80,997 TV in the... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948) is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ...


The following season became the highlight of Swann's career. He caught 49 passes for 781 yards and a league-leading 11 touchdowns. In the AFC title game against the Oakland Raiders he suffered a severe concussion that forced him to spend two days in a hospital, but surprised many by returning to play for Super Bowl X. Swann recorded four catches for a Super Bowl record 161 yards and a touchdown in the game, assisting the Steelers to a 21-17 win and becoming the first wide receiver to earn Super Bowl MVP honors. City Oakland, California Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach TBA Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC West (1970-present) Team history Oakland Raiders (1960-1981... Date January 18, 1976 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Lynn Swann, Wide Receiver Favorite Steelers by 6 National anthem Tom Sullivan Coin toss Norm Schachter Referee Norm Schachter Halftime show Up with People presents 200 Years and Just a Baby: Tribute to Americas Bicentennial Attendance 80... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ...


Two seasons later, the Steelers made it to Super Bowl XIII, and Swann once again had an outstanding performance. He caught seven passes for 124 yards and scored the final touchdown for Pittsburgh in their 35-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys, their Super Bowl opponent for the second time during the decade. The Steelers made it back to the Super Bowl again in the 1979 season, and for the third time, Swann was a key component in the Steelers' win. He caught five passes for 79 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh's 31-19 win in Super Bowl XIV. Overall, Swann gained 364 receiving yards and 398 all-purpose yards in his three Super Bowls, which were both Super Bowl records at the time. Date January 21, 1979 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Terry Bradshaw, Quarterback Favorite Steelers by 3 1/2 National anthem The Colgate Thirteen Coin toss George Halas Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show Bob Jani Productions present Carnival Salute to Caribbean with various Caribbean bands Attendance 79,484... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames The Boys, Americas Team Team colors Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Metallic Silver Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Mascot Rowdy [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969... See also: 1978 in sports, other events of 1979, 1980 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Artistic Gymnastics World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Mens all-around champion: Alexander Dityatin, USSR Womens all-around champion: Nellie Kim, USSR Mens team competition champion: USSR Womens team... Date January 20, 1980 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Terry Bradshaw, Quarterback Favorite Steelers by 10 1/2 National anthem Cheryl Ladd Coin toss Art Rooney Referee Fred Silva Halftime show Up with People presents A Salute to the Big Band Era Attendance 103,985 TV in... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ...


Swann retired after the 1982 season with 336 career receptions for 5,462 yards and 51 touchdowns. He also rushed for 72 yards and gained 739 yards and a touchdown on punt returns. Swann was a pro bowl selection three times (1975, 1977, 1978) and was selected on the 1970s all-decade team. The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ...


Swann was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1993. Though his professional career didn't yield large statistics, Swann was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001. He was also selected to the NFL 1970s All-Decade Team by Hall of Fame voters. The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ... See also: 1992 in sports, other events of 1993, 1994 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Athletics February 11 - Irina Privalova sets a new womens 60m indoors world record August 13 - August 22 - World Championships held in Stuttgart Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... See also: 2000 in sports, other events of 2001, 2002 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Michael Waltrip won the Daytona 500, a race that also saw the death of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt in an unspectacular crash during the... // Offense Defense Special teams See also National Football League ...


Post-football career

Swann is the former Chairman of the United States President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and serves as a director on the boards of H J Heinz Co. and Wyndham International. He has been a football and sports broadcaster for ABC Sports since 1976 but left to run an unsuccessful bid for Pennsylvania governor. Swann also briefly hosted the television game show To Tell the Truth, on which he had previously appeared as a panelist, on NBC from 1990 to 1991. His fourteen-week run as emcee met with critical disdain, and he was replaced by Alex Trebek. The Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is an American government organisation that aims to promote, encourage and motivate Americans of all ages to become physically active and participate in sports. History The Presidents Council on Youth Fitness was founded on 16 July 1956 to encourage American... Heinz has several meanings: Heinz is the common trading name for the H. J. Heinz Company, known for their pickles, ketchup, baked beans and soups. ... Wyndham Hotels and Resorts is a chain of hotels and resorts, mainly located in the United States, but having branches in Mexico, and the Caribbean. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... A game show involves members of the public or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, playing a game, perhaps involving answering quiz questions, for points or prizes. ... To Tell the Truth is an American television game show that has been seen in various forms on and off since 1956. ... It has been suggested that NBC Radio City Studios, NBC Studios be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the year. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alex Trebek, with his once-iconic mustache, hosting a 1986 episode of Jeopardy! George Alexander Trebek (born as Giorgi Suka-Alex Trebek [1] on July 22, 1940) is an Emmy Award-winning Canadian-American television personality and game show host, best known as the host of the game show Jeopardy...


2006 candidacy for governor

In December 2004, Swann, who resides in the Pittsburgh suburb of Sewickley Heights, Pennsylvania, indicated that he was considering seeking the Republican nomination for Governor of Pennsylvania in the 2006 election. On February 23, 2005, Swann filed papers with the state elections board stating his intention to run. On the same day he formed a fundraising committee called Team 88 after his Steeler jersey number. On January 4, 2006, Swann formally declared his candidacy for Governor of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania gubernatorial election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006, and will include the races for the Governor of Pennsylvania and Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... Sewickley Heights is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... For other uses, see Republican Party (disambiguation) or GOP (disambiguation). ... List of Pennsylvania Governors The office of Pennsylvania governor was created by the states Constitution of 1790. ... The Pennsylvania gubernatorial election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006, and will include the races for the Governor of Pennsylvania and Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Swann's opponents in the Republican primary scheduled for May 16, 2006 had initially included Jim Panyard, Pennsylvania State Senator Jeff Piccola, and former Pennsylvania Lt. Governor William W. Scranton, III. After Swann received the endorsement of the Republican state committee on February 11, 2006, all three opponents quit the race, leaving Swann as the only Republican to have filed by the deadline of March 7, 2006. Swann's campaign focused mainly on property tax reform. He also supported giving the Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh's lone slots license so they could build a new arena, free of taxpayer money. A primary election is an election in which registered voters in a jurisdiction select the candidates who will enter a subsequent election (nominating primary). ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pennsylvania State Senate is the upper house of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the legislative branch of Pennsylvania government. ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... William Worthington Scranton, III (born July 20, 1947 in Scranton, Pennsylvania) served as the Republican lieutenant governor of the state of Pennsylvania from 1979 to 1987 in the administration of Governor Richard Thornburgh. ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... ARENA may refer to either: Nationalist Republican Alliance, a political party in El Salvador. ...


In the end, Swann lost the election with 40% of the vote to incumbent Ed Rendell's 60%. Had Swann won, he would have been the first challenger in Pennsylvania history to unseat an incumbent governor, as well as the first African-American governor of Pennsylvania and only the third African-American governor of a state in U.S. history. Of the three African American gubernatorial candidates in 2006, only one (Massachusetts' Deval Patrick, a Democrat) won; Kenneth Blackwell, a Republican, lost in Ohio. Edward Gene Rendell (born January 5, 1944) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Deval Laurdine Patrick (born July 31, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American politician and the 71st and current Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... John Kenneth Blackwell (born February 28, 1942) is an American politician of the Republican party, who currently (as of 2005) serves as the secretary of state for the U.S. state of Ohio. ...


An amusing photo of Swann briefly playing beer pong while on the campaign trail was circulated on the internet in October of 2006. [1] Swann was walking through the parking lot prior to the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Pittsburgh Steelers preseason game in August 2006 and was coerced into briefly playing the game. The photo and accompanying story was picked up by several national news agencies and prominent websites. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach TBA Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1943; 1945-1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference...


External links

Politics

  • 2006 Swann for Governor campaign website
  • Political donations made by Lynn Swann'

Football

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame profile
  • College Football Hall of Fame profile
  • Career Stats
  • Lynn Swann Profile at USC Legends

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Alex Trebek
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Michael Fisher
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