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Lynn Swann

Football Player and Politician
Born Mar 7, 1952

Lynn Curtis Swann is an American former professional football player, sportscaster, and current politician and part owner of the Arena Football League team, the Pittsburgh Power. In 2006, he was the Republican nominee to run against the incumbent Ed Rendell for Pennsylvania Governor.… Read More

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1952 Birth Born on March 7, 1952.


1970 18 Years Old At the 1970 CIF California State championship meet, Swann won the state title, defeating future Olympic gold medalist Randy Williams.
1971 19 Years Old In 1971, Swann had 27 catches for 305 yards and 2 touchdowns. … Read More


1972 20 Years Old 1 More Event
Swann attended the University of Southern California, where he was an All-American on the Trojans football team. He played under coach John McKay, including the 1972 undefeated and national championship season. … Read More
1973 - 1974 2 More Events
1975 23 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He was a Pro Bowl selection three times 1975, 1977, 1978 and was selected on the 1970s All-Decade Team.
1976 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Swann went on to serve as a director on the boards of H J Heinz Co. Hershey Entertainment and Resorts and Wyndham International. He was a football and sports broadcaster for ABC Sports from 1976–2006, but left to run for Pennsylvania governor. … Read More


1983 31 Years Old Upon retirement in January, 1983, Swann began his career full-time with ABC Sports, which ended after the 2006 Sugar Bowl. … Read More
1991 39 Years Old On June 23, 1991, Swann married Charena (née Shaffer), a psychologist, and they have two sons, Braxton and Shafer. … Read More


1998 46 Years Old Swann made an appearance, playing himself in the role of a sideline reporter at the "Bourbon Bowl", in the 1998 Adam Sandler comedy feature film The Waterboy.
2001 49 Years Old He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001, a year before his teammate John Stallworth. … Read More


2002 50 Years Old Swann was the Chairman of the United States President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, appointed to the position by President George W. Bush. He served as Chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports from June 20, 2002 to July 30, 2005.
2004 52 Years Old 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.
2005 53 Years Old On February 23, 2005, Swann filed papers with the state elections board stating his intention to run. … Read More
Swann is a social conservative who opposes abortion and gay marriage; however, as of 2006, Swann had not formulated a position on stem-cell research. … Read More
Swann was the sideline reporter on CBS' "Clash of Champions" bowling telecast that aired on May 10–11, 2008. … Read More
2009 57 Years Old In October 2009, Swann joined the Augusta National Golf Club. … Read More
2010 58 Years Old On August 19, 2010, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that Swann would be a part of the ownership team for Pittsburgh's AFL expansion franchise, which began playing in the spring of 2011. … Read More


2013 61 Years Old He was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame on December 30, 2013 at the Pasadena Convention Center.
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