D'Andre Swift

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D'Andre Swift
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Swift with Georgia in 2018
No. 32 – Detroit Lions
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1999-01-14) January 14, 1999 (age 23)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:211 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school:Saint Joseph's Prep
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College:Georgia (2017–2019)
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2022
Rushing yards:1,338
Rushing average:4.7
Rushing touchdowns:14
Receptions:113
Receiving yards:871
Receiving touchdowns:5
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

D'Andre Tiyon Swift (born January 14, 1999) is an American football running back for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia and was drafted by the Lions with the third pick of the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Swift attended St. Joseph's Preparatory School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1][2] As a senior, he played high school football and rushed for 1,564 yards on 149 carries with 25 touchdowns. He committed to the University of Georgia to play college football.[3][4]

College career[edit]

As a freshman at Georgia in 2017, Swift was the third running back behind future NFL starters Nick Chubb and Sony Michel.[5][6] On 73 carries, he rushed for 597 yards with three touchdowns.[7]

His sophomore year, Swift split carries fairly evenly with junior Elijah Holyfield, though he was used more often as a receiver.[8] He had three consecutive games with over 100 yards rushing in games against Florida, Kentucky, and Auburn that season.[9] In the SEC Championship against Alabama, he had 16 carries for 75 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown to go along with six receptions for 63 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown in the 35–28 loss.[10]

As a junior, Swift recorded five games with over 100 rushing yards and had a stretch of four consecutive games with a rushing touchdown. He totaled 196 carries for 1,218 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns to go along with 24 receptions for 216 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown in 14 games.[11]

College statistics[edit]

Season Team GP Rushing Receiving Fumbles
Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2017 Georgia 15 81 618 7.6 71 3 17 153 9.0 39 1 2 1
2018 Georgia 14 163 1,049 6.4 83 10 32 297 9.3 35 3 2 1
2019 Georgia 14 196 1,218 6.2 47 7 24 216 9.0 48 1 3 2
Career 43 440 2,885 6.6 83 20 73 666 9.1 48 5 7 4

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split Vertical jump Broad jump
5 ft 8+14 in
(1.73 m)
212 lb
(96 kg)
29+78 in
(0.76 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.48 s 1.59 s 2.64 s 35.5 in
(0.90 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
All values from NFL Combine[12]

Detroit Lions[edit]

Swift was selected by the Detroit Lions with the 35th overall pick in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.[13] On July 13, 2020, the Lions signed Swift to a four-year contract,[14] worth $8.5 million.[15]

2020 season[edit]

In his rookie season, Swift shared the backfield with Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson.[16] In Swift's professional debut on September 13, 2020, he recorded his first career rushing touchdown, but later dropped what would have been a game-winning touchdown pass in the final seconds against the Chicago Bears.[17] On October 18, in Week 6, Swift rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns against the Jacksonville Jaguars, becoming the first Lions rookie running back to rush for 100-plus yards and score two touchdowns in a game since Barry Sanders in 1989.[18] In Week 10, against the Washington Football Team, he had 149 scrimmage yards and a receiving touchdown in the 30–27 victory.[19] In Week 15 against the Tennessee Titans. Overall, Swift finished the 2020 season with 114 carries for 521 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns to go along with 46 receptions for 357 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns in 13 games.[20]

2021 season[edit]

Swift (#32) playing for the Detroit Lions in 2022.

Swift was joined by Jamaal Williams in Lions' backfield for the 2021 season.[21] Over the season's first eight games, Swift totaled over 100 yards from scrimmage in four of them.[22] In Weeks 10 and 11, Swift recorded 130 and 136 rushing yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns.[23][24]

NFL statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2020 DET 13 4 114 521 4.6 54 8 46 357 7.8 26 2 3 2
2021 DET 13 4 151 617 4.1 57 5 62 452 7.3 63 2 2 1
Total 26 8 265 1,138 4.3 57 13 108 809 7.6 63 4 5 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fitzpatrick, Frank (January 5, 2018). "D'Andre Swift takes fast lane from St. Joseph's Prep to Georgia". Philly.com. Retrieved October 20, 2020.
  2. ^ Sudge, Brandon (September 13, 2017). "Swift displays running abilities that began as a youth-leaguer". The Telegraph. Retrieved October 20, 2020.
  3. ^ Carr, Aaron (February 1, 2017). "St. Joseph's Prep running back, 4-star D'Andre Swift, signs with Georgia". pennlive. Retrieved October 20, 2020.
  4. ^ O'Brien, Rick (September 1, 2016). "Prep's Swift commits to Georgia in Philly-centric video". Philly.com. Retrieved October 20, 2020.
  5. ^ Weiszer, Marc (December 2, 2017). "Philly kid D'Andre Swift continues to show he fits right in with Bulldogs". Online Athens. Retrieved September 18, 2020.
  6. ^ Paschall, David (December 14, 2017). "Georgia running back D'Andre Swift has thrived with 'big-brother figures'". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved September 18, 2020.
  7. ^ Butt, Jason (January 24, 2018). "With Nick Chubb and Sony Michel gone, D'Andre Swift set to lead Georgia's backfield committee". Ledger-Enquirer. Retrieved September 18, 2020.
  8. ^ "2018 Georgia Bulldogs Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved October 20, 2020.
  9. ^ Jordan, Phillip (November 12, 2018). "Takeaways From Auburn's 27–10 Defeat To Georgia". Last Word on College Football. Retrieved September 18, 2020.
  10. ^ "Alabama vs Georgia Box Score, December 1, 2018". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved October 20, 2020.
  11. ^ "D'Andre Swift 2019 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved October 20, 2020.
  12. ^ "D'Andre Swift Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 2, 2020.
  13. ^ Alper, Josh (April 24, 2020). "Lions snag D'Andre Swift at No. 35". NBC Sports. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  14. ^ Thomas, Chris (July 5, 2020). "Detroit Lions sign second-round pick D'Andre Swift; Jeff Okudah still unsigned". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  15. ^ Maakaron, John (July 5, 2020). "Lions D'Andre Swift Signs Rookie Contract". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved January 3, 2022.
  16. ^ "2020 Detroit Lions Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 3, 2022.
  17. ^ Werner, Barry (September 13, 2020). "Listen: Lions' D'Andre Swift drops potential game-winning TD pass". Touchdown Wire. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  18. ^ Twentyman, Tim (October 18, 2020). "RECAP: Detroit Lions vs. Jacksonville Jaguars". Detroit Lions. Retrieved October 18, 2020.
  19. ^ "Washington Football Team at Detroit Lions - November 15th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 20, 2020.
  20. ^ "D'Andre Swift 2020 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 3, 2022.
  21. ^ "2021 Detroit Lions Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 3, 2022.
  22. ^ "D'Andre Swift 2021 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 3, 2022.
  23. ^ "Detroit Lions at Pittsburgh Steelers - November 14th, 2021". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 3, 2022.
  24. ^ "Detroit Lions at Cleveland Browns - November 21st, 2021". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 3, 2022.

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