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#16 Erwin Swiney
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 180
Year: Freshman
City/State: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Northeast
  • Signed NFL Free Agent Contract with Green Bay Packers in 2002
  • Third on Nebraska Career Chart with 38 Pass Breakups
  • Tied for Fifth on NU Season PBU Chart with 13 in 1998

The last remaining starter from Nebraska's 1997 national championship team, Erwin Swiney (pronounced SWEE-nee) made 38 starts (including bowl games) in his Husker career.  The Lincoln Northeast graduate finished third on school charts with 38 career pass breakups, trailing only Keyou Craver's 41 and former All-American Ralph Brown's record 50 PBUs.  Swiney, who made three starts in 2001, shared time at right cornerback with DeJuan Groce and saw most of his time in nickel and dime packages.

An August 2001 graduate, Swiney played his senior season with his degree in hand, before signing a free agent contract with the Green Bay Packers in 2002.

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Tackles

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QB

Int.

Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

PI

Hry.

Csd.

1997

12/9

13

11

24

0-0

0-0

0-2

0

4

2

0

0

1998

12/12

32

29

61

4-16

2-12

0-1

0

13

0

0

0

2000

11/10

14

5

19

0-0

0-0

0-1

0

10

1

0

0

2001

9/3

14

4

18

2-4

0.5-3

1-0

0

11

2

0

0

Totals 44/34 73 79 122 6-20 2.5-15 1-4 0 38 5 0 0

*Medical Redshirt in 1999

1998 Orange Bowl vs. Tennessee: Tackles, 5 UT, 0 AT, 5 TT, 1 PBU
1998 Holiday Bowl vs. Arizona: Tackles, 2 UT, 0 AT, 2 TT
2000 Alamo Bowl vs. Northwestern: Tackles, 5 UT, 1 AT, 6 TT, 2-2 TFL, 3 PBU
2002 Rose Bowl vs. Miami: Tackles, 4 UT, 4 AT, 8 TT, 1 INT (no return)

Swiney's Personal Bests
Tackles - 14 vs. Oklahoma State, 1998
Solo Tackles - 5, three times in 1998
TFL - 3-15 vs. Oklahoma State, 1998
Sacks - 1-11 vs. Oklahoma State, 1-1 vs. Texas A&M, 1998
Quarterback Hurries - None
Passes Broken Up - 5 at Baylor, 2001
Interceptions - 1, five times; 1 vs. Baylor, Colorado, 1997; 1 vs. Colorado, 2000; 1 vs. Rice, Oklahoma, 2001
Fumble Return - 1-6 yards vs. Kansas, 2000

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