Lynn Swann is a retired American football player and businessman, best known for his time as a wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s. He was born on March 7, 1952, in Alcoa, Tennessee, and grew up in San Mateo, California.
Swann attended the University of Southern California, where he played football and was a member of the Trojan’s 1972 national championship team. He was known for his athleticism and his ability to make acrobatic catches. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1974 and played his entire career with the team, from 1974 to 1982.
During his time with the Steelers, Swann helped lead the team to four Super Bowl victories in six years, and he was named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl X in 1976, when he caught four passes for 161 yards and a touchdown. Swann was known for his precise route-running, his soft hands, and his ability to make clutch plays in key moments.
After retiring from football, Swann went on to have a successful career in broadcasting and business. He worked as a sports commentator for ABC Sports, and he also served as the chairman of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports under President George H.W. Bush. In addition, he worked as a motivational speaker and was involved in various charitable organizations.
Swann has been married to his wife, Charena, since 1991, and they have two sons together. He has not been involved in any major scandals, and his net worth is estimated to be around $20 million.
In recent years, Swann has been involved in politics, running for governor of Pennsylvania in 2006 as a Republican. Although he was not successful in that race, he later served as the chairman of the Pennsylvania State Board of Education under Governor Tom Corbett.
In terms of his health, Swann has had some issues with concussions and other injuries related to his football career. He has been an advocate for improved safety measures in the sport, and he has spoken out about the need for better protection for players.
Swann currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he remains a beloved figure among Steelers fans. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest wide receivers in the history of the NFL, and his legacy as a player and as a public figure continues to be celebrated to this day.