Brett Swain (gridiron football)

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Brett Swain
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Swain with the Packers in 2011
Free agent
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1985-06-21) June 21, 1985 (age 34)
Asheville, North Carolina
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Carlsbad (CA)
College:San Diego State
NFL Draft:2008 / Round: 7 / Pick: 217
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:87
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at

Brett Andrew Swain (born June 21, 1985) is an American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He won Super Bowl XLV with the Packers, beating the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at San Diego State. He last played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.

Early years[edit]

Swain graduated from Carlsbad High School in Carlsbad, California. He graduated in 2003.

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. Swain was cut by the team on February 11, 2015.


  1. ^ Rob Demovsky (July 23, 2008). "Packers sign Giacomini, Swain, Flynn". Retrieved July 24, 2008.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Super Bowl XLV - Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers - February 6th, 2011". Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 29, 2009. Retrieved October 28, 2009.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Farnsworth, Clare (August 26, 2013). "Monday in Hawkville: Enough with the penalties, says Pete Carroll". Archived from the original on December 24, 2013. Retrieved September 1, 2013.

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