Daxton Swanson

Daxton Swanson
Free agent
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-03-21) March 21, 1991
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: La Vega High School
College: Sam Houston State
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Daxton Swanson (born March 21, 1991) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Sam Houston State.

College History

Swanson spent his first year in Toledo University, before transferring to Sam Houston State the next year, immediately earning a starting position.[1] He was an honourable mention All-Southland Conference selection in his sophomore year, a second-team All-Southland Conference player in his junior year, and a first-team All-Southland Conference player in his senior year, getting 46 tackles, 14 pass breakups, and 4 interceptions.[2] He ended his college career as the all-time leader in interceptions at Sam Houston State, with 14.[3]

Professional career

Indianapolis Colts

Swanson declared for the 2013 NFL Draft, but went undrafted. One factor of him being undrafted was that he tore his hamstring two weeks before the combine. He signed with the Indianapolis Colts in time for the 2013 season, but was placed on the injured reserve and was released in October.

San Francisco 49ers

He was then signed with the San Francisco 49ers on the practice squad before being released in May 2014.[4]

New England Patriots

Swanson then signed for the New England Patriots and played in the pre-season, recovering a fumble against the New York Giants in the fourth quarter of the final pre-season game. Swanson was released and later re-signed to the practice squad on September 17.[5] Swanson was a member of the Super Bowl XLIX winning squad as a member of the Patriots.

Swanson was released by the Patriots on September 5, 2015.[6]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On October 20, 2015, Swanson was signed by the Buccaneers to the practice squad. On October 27, 2015, he was released by the Buccaneers.

New York Giants

On November 5, 2015, Swanson was signed by the Giants to the practice squad. On November 16, 2015, he was released by the Giants.[7]

Miami Dolphins

On November 25, 2015, Swanson was signed by the Dolphins to the practice squad. On February 23, 2016, Swanson was waived by the Dolphins.[8]

Dallas Cowboys

On June 13, 2016, Swanson was signed by the Cowboys.[9]


  1. "Get To Know An Undrafted Free Agent: Daxton Swanson". July 1, 2013. Retrieved February 6, 2015.
  2. "DAXTON SWANSON". Retrieved February 6, 2015.
  3. "Daxton Swanson". Retrieved February 6, 2015.
  4. "Patriots camp standout Daxton Swanson has traveled rocky road". August 1, 2014. Retrieved February 6, 2015.
  5. "Patriots Re-Sign Daxton Swanson, Filling Out Practice Squad". September 17, 2014. Retrieved February 6, 2015.
  6. "Patriots release 11 players; Place Brandon LaFell on PUP". Patriots.com. September 5, 2015. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  7. Eisen, Michael (November 16, 2015). "Prince aims for Washington return". Giants.com. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  8. Kelly, Omar (November 25, 2015). "Dolphins' Ja'Wuan James inches closer to returning from toe injury". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  9. Alper, Josh (June 13, 2016). "Cowboys add a pair of cornerbacks". Pro Football Focus. Retrieved June 13, 2015.

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