John Swain

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John Swain
No. 29, 40, 26
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1959-09-04) September 4, 1959 (age 60)
Miami, Florida
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College:Miami (FL)
NFL Draft:1981 / Round: 4 / Pick: 101
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played - started:77 - 35
Interceptions:14
Fumble recoveries:2
Player stats at NFL.com

John Wesley Swain (born September 4, 1959) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League. Swain was drafted out of the University of Miami by the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth round in the 1981 NFL Draft. He played a total of 7 seasons in the NFL for the Vikings, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Miami Dolphins. He currently serves as a Uniform Inspector for the NFL. Swain is also the current NFL Heads Up Youth Ambassador for the state of Minnesota where he helps young football players to play the game better and safer through education, coaching certifications, and teaching proper playing techniques.

He is the Founder and Executive Director of the Next Level Foundation, a non-profit created to promote educational programs and events that are designed to provide family support and to raise the educational levels of students in Minnesota and other areas of the country including members of the minority community, who are substantially unemployed, underemployed, or those whose income is below the federal poverty guidelines; to foster and promote interest and concern for the problems of youth so educational and economic opportunities may be expanded. Through the Next Level Foundation he provides football camps, athletic development programs, after school motivational programs, and scholarships to under served youth in Minnesota.


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https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/S/SwaiJo20.htm http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_23837212/playing-it-smart-heads-up-football-program-teaching https://twitter.com/vikings/status/487969103395577856 http://www.vikings.com/news/article-1/Where-Are-They-Now---John-Swain/703c625f-2b11-4136-b30c-58277005f544 http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000365051/printable/former-vikings-cb-john-swain-hosts-heads-up-clinic-for-coaches https://pittsburghsportsdailybulletin.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/john-swain-steelers-cornerback-1985-1986/