Brett Swain (American football)

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Brett Swain
Brett Swain - Copy.jpg
Swain with the Packers in August 2011
No. 16     Saskatchewan Roughriders
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-06-21) June 21, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Asheville, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College: San Diego State
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 7 / Pick: 217
Debuted in 2009 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2011
Receptions 7
Receiving yards 81
Touchdowns 0
Stats at NFL.com

Brett Andrew Swain (born June 21, 1985) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at San Diego State.

Early years[edit]

Swain graduated from Carlsbad High School in Carlsbad, California.

College career[edit]

Swain played four seasons at San Diego State. As a senior in 2007, he led his team by recording 58 receptions for 973 yards and 5 touchdowns. In 2006 he started a season for the first time and recorded 47 catches for 528 yards and scored twice. He also had 7 carries for 35 yards, though did not record a touchdown. He was an All-Mountain West Conference wide receiver his senior year.

Professional career[edit]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Swain was drafted by the Packers in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. On July 23 it was announced that the Packers signed him to a contract.[1] He was later cut then signed to the team's practice squad. He was re-signed to a future contract following the end of the season. He played in Super Bowl XLV in the Packers 31-25 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.[2]

On October 27, Swain was placed on Injured Reserve [3]

On August 28, 2011, Swain was waived by Green Bay.

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

He signed with the San Francisco 49ers on October 11, 2011. He appeared in the playoff game when they defeated the New Orleans Saints. Swain was released on August 31, 2012 and did not play in the NFL for the 2012-2013 season.

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

On April 8, 2013 Swain signed with the Seattle Seahawks.[4] On August 26, 2013, he was cut by the Seahawks.[5]

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

On February 27, 2014, Swain signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rob Demovsky (2008-07-23). "Packers sign Giacomini, Swain, Flynn". greenbaypressgazette.com. Retrieved 2008-07-24. [dead link]
  2. ^ https://www.google.com/#q=brett+swain+super+bowl
  3. ^ http://packers.com/news/releases/2009/10/27/3/
  4. ^ SEAHAWKS SIGN WR BRETT SWAIN
  5. ^ Farnsworth, Clare (August 26, 2013). "Monday in Hawkville: Enough with the penalties, says Pete Carroll". Seahawks.com. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 

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