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Ken Swilling

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Position: Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-09-25) September 25, 1970 (age 45)
Place of birth: Toccoa, Georgia, U.S.
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Career information
College: Georgia Tech
NFL draft: 1992 / Round: 7 / Pick: 184
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • College All-American (1990)
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Jerry Kenneth "Ken" Swilling (born September 25, 1970) is a former college and professional American football player who played Defensive Back for one season for the Cleveland Browns.[1] Ken played high school football at Stephens County and college football at Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech

Swilling played Defensive Back for the Yellow Jackets from 1988 through 1991. He was an All-American and member of the 1990 National Championship team.[2] Ken had a nickname of "Captain America" while at Tech. "If you were to draw a picture of a football player in a uniform, you'd draw Ken Swilling," said Coach Bobby Ross in a Sports Illustrated interview; "He's the guy you want to get off the bus first when you go visiting."[3] Swilling is said to have called an undefeated season during before the 1990 schedule began after supposedly having a dream that it would happen.[3]

Records and accomplishments

  • 1990 National Championship Team[2]
  • 1990 AP All-American[2]
  • 1989 and 1990 All-ACC[2]
  • ACC 50th Anniversary Team[4]

References

  1. ^ Ken Swilling  . "Ken Swilling, DB at". Nfl.com. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Jerry Kenneth Swilling athletic career, photos, articles, and videos". Fanbase. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  3. ^ a b "Georgia Tech safety Ken Swilling's potential is no - 08.26.91 - SI Vault". Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. 1991-08-26. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  4. ^ "Three Jackets Named to ACC 50th Anniversary Football Team - Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site". Ramblinwreck.cstv.com. 2012-10-08. Retrieved 2012-10-15.