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Luke Swan

Luke Swan
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Offensive Graduate Assistant
Team Wisconsin
Conference Big Ten
Biographical details
Born (1984-09-05) September 5, 1984 (age 29)
Fennimore, Wisconsin
Playing career
2004-2007 Wisconsin
Position(s) Wide Receiver
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2011–present Wisconsin (graduate assistant)

Luke Swan (born September 5, 1984, in Fennimore, Wisconsin) is a former American football wide receiver and current college football coach. He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Wisconsin for the Badgers in Madison, Wisconsin. He was also a cast member on Spike TV's Fourth and Long.

Early years

Swan attended Fennimore High School and participated in football, basketball, baseball, and track. Swan did not start playing football until his freshman year in high school. Originally, Swan started out as an option quarterback in his freshman season but switched to wide receiver his sophomore season.

As a senior, Luke captained both his football and basketball teams. He finished his high school career with 121 receptions, for 2,234 yards and 26 touchdowns, along with 18 interceptions as a defensive back. For his efforts, Luke was a two-time All-State, All-Conference, and All-Area selection. Additionally, Luke was a two-time All-Conference basketball selection, two-time conference long jump champion, and won titles in the 100-meter dash, 300 intermediate hurdles, and 200-meter dash. In the classroom, Luke was a member of the National Honor Society and named Who's Who Among High School Student Athletes.

Luke graduated from Fennimore High School in 2003, and enrolled at the University of Wisconsin, walking on the football team.

College career

Swan walked onto the football team in 2004 and was redshirted for his freshman year after appearing in 1 game.

As a sophomore, Swan appeared in 8 games as a reserve receiver earning his first varsity letter. He received a football scholarship and he was named Academic All-Big Ten.

In 2006, Swan appeared in all 13 games, making 10 starts at receiver. He finished the year as the team's third leading receiver with 35 receptions for 595 yards (17.0-yard average) and 5 touchdowns. Swan was named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 5 Team, Academic All-Big Ten, and won University of Wisconsin's Ivan B. Williamson Scholastic Award.

In 2007, as a senior, Swan was selected team captain by his teammates. For the year, Swan started 6 games at receiver and had 25 receptions for 451 yards (18.0-yard average), a long of 43 yards, and 2 touchdowns. Swan's season was cut short after he sustained a season ending hamstring injury at Illinois after making 4 receptions for 67 yards. Despite only playing half of the season, Swan was the team's second leading receiver.[1]

Professional career

Pre-draft

Kansas City Chiefs

Swan was signed as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2008, by the Kansas City Chiefs.[2] On June 10, 2008, Swan was placed on waivers.[3]

Fourth and Long

Swan was selected as a part of the twelve man cast for Michael Irvin's football reality show Fourth and Long; the winner received an invitation to attend the Dallas Cowboys training camp and a shot at making their roster.[4] Swan was eliminated fourth in the competition because of nagging injuries.

Coach career

Wisconsin Badgers

After a year and a half long off from competing for an NFL spot, Swan was signed to coach by his former head coach at Wisconsin, Bret Bielema. Swan will be an offensive graduate assistant coach and possibly work towards a degree in athletic administration.[5]

Personal Life

Swan has three brothers and a sister. His sister was born with down syndrome and tetralogy of fallot, a rare heart condition that requires surgery at 6 months.

Swan graduated with his Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology in December 2007. Swan was married in 2010.

References

External links

  • Luke Swan's official website
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