Damian Swann

Damian Swann

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Swann in 2013
No. 27New Orleans Saints
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-12-04) December 4, 1992
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 178 lb (81 kg)
Career information
High school: Atlanta (GA) Grady
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 5 / Pick: 167
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Total tackles: 22
Forced fumbles: 0
Interceptions: 0
Pass deflections: 4
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Damian Rashad Swann (born December 4, 1992) is an American football cornerback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Georgia.

Early life

Swann was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He came from a rough background, but still played football, as well as playing baseball and basketball.[1] He attended Henry W. Grady High School in Atlanta.[2] He was heavily recruited by colleges and became the first person in his family to attend college once recruited by Georgia.[1]

College career

Swann played for the Georgia Bulldogs from 2011 to 2014.[2] He earned Associated Press Second-team All-SEC honors his senior season.[2][3][4]

Professional career

Swann was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.[5] He signed a four-year contract with the Saints on May 11, 2015.[6] He played in seven games, starting two, for the team during the 2015 season.[5] He suffered three concussions in a span of nine weeks and was placed on the injured reserve list with three weeks to go in the season.[7] He returned to the team for training camp in 2016,[8] but on August 31, 2016 it was reported that the Saints had again placed him on injured reserve, ending his season.[9]


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  3. http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/sports/college/story/2014/dec/26/georgias-swann-thrilled-vastly-improved-secon/279807/
  4. http://www.macon.com/2014/08/02/3230171/georgias-swann-will-let-his-play.html
  5. 1 2 "Damian Swann". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  6. "DAMIAN SWANN". foxsports.com. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  7. Erickson, Joel (June 25, 2016). "Second-year Saints cornerback Damian Swann believes he's put concussion problems behind him". New Orleans Advocate. Retrieved 2016-08-31.
  8. Dabe, Christopher (June 14, 2016). "Damian Swann undeterred by 3 concussions in rookie season with Saints". Times-Picayune. Retrieved 2016-08-31.
  9. Underhill, Nick (August 31, 2016). "Source: Damian Swann placed on injured reserve". New Orleans Advocate. Retrieved 2016-08-31.
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