|Born:||March 21, 1991|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||191 lb (87 kg)|
|High school:||La Vega (Bellmead, Texas)|
|College:||Sam Houston State|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Daxton "Dax" Swanson (born March 21, 1991) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Sam Houston State. Swanson signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2013.
Swanson spent his first year at Toledo University before transferring to Sam Houston State the next year, immediately earning a starting position. He was an honorable 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. He ended his college career as the all-time leader in interceptions at Sam Houston State, with 14.
Swanson declared for the 2013 NFL Draft, but went undrafted. One contributing factor to his being undrafted was that he tore his hamstring two weeks before the NFL Combine. He signed with the Indianapolis Colts in time for the 2013 season, but was placed on the injured reserve and was waived on October 29.
San Francisco 49ers
New England Patriots
On May 22, 2014, Swanson was signed by the New England Patriots. On August 30, he was waived. On September 1, he was signed to the practice squad. On September 3, he was released from practice squad. On September 17, he was re-signed to the practice squad. On November 26, he was released from practice squad. On December 3, he was re-signed to the practice squad. On December 23, he was released from practice squad. On December 27, he was re-signed to the practice squad. He also earned a Super Bowl ring.
Swanson was released by the Patriots on September 5, 2015.
Tampa Bay 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.
On November 25, 2015, Swanson was signed by the Dolphins to the practice squad. On February 23, 2016, Swanson was waived by the Dolphins.
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