Congrats, Swannie! Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2001
"Lynn Swann was an idol. It would amaze me how he could fly through the air and make those catches. I'll never forget the one versus Dallas. It was the greatest catch I've ever seen."
-- 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice --
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Lynn Swann Super Bowl X - All 4 Catches
This never gets old to me. :) This video is a compilation of all 4 of the great Lynn Swann's catches in Super Bowl X, including the often overlooked "3rd catch." One thing is certain: Nobody made more from limited opportunities than Swannie. IMO, this is still the greatest Super Bowl Performance by a wide receiver.
Sidebar: Take note of the fantastic blocks by Rocky Bleier on both deep throws. He flips D.D. Lewis on his head on the first one, then sends Cliff Harris head over heels on the second.
Full Name: Lynn Curtis Swann
Birthdate: March 7, 1952
Birthplace: Alcoa, Tennessee
How Aquired: Draft (1st, 1974)
College: Southern California
Weight: 180 lbs.
NFL Experience: 9 years (all with Steelers)
Retired: 1982 (Pittsburgh Steelers)
Hall of Fame Induction: 2001
Lynn Swann DESERVES to be in Canton
"I have a hard time putting 19 Steelers in the Hall of Fame," -- Peter King, misguided HOF Voter
Lynn Swann is an immortal. He possessed so many intangibles... singular abilities which no other receiver before or since has demonstrated. Swannie was the greatest big-game receiver of all time, hands down. He defined the position for a generation of players and fans. Yet, he is being excluded from the Hall of Fame by a misguided, stats-driven voting panel.
The Hall of Fame isn't just about "how many," it's about "HOW." It's the stage on which the player performed, his impact on the game, the style with which he played the game, and the legacy he left behind. Swann's induction into his rightful place in Canton is long overdue.
CLICK HERE for more of my heated views on this exhasperating situation, and don't miss the extensive FAN COMMENTS section.
Note: Lynn Swann was FINALLY officially inducted into the Hall of Fame on Aug. 4, 2001.
You Want Stats? We've Got Stats!
Below, you'll find stats from each and every regular season & post season game of Lynn's career from '74-'79 (thanks, Sheldon McGruder & Rick Strawsburg!), as well as his career numbers. We need your help, my bruthas! We're in need of Swann's receiving statistics from each individual game of the '80 & '82 seasons.
Click here to find out who tops this list, as well as the answers to burning questions such as: Who was better... Swann or Stallworth? Who has been the greatest player during the '90s? Who was the most important player on Steel Curtain defense of the '70s?
Steelers Yearbook Profiles
These vacuum-packed excerpts from the official Steelers Media Guides from the following years are filled with info:
Coming Soon! Swannie definitely won his fair share of awards! Click here for a listing of Lynn's MVP Awards, All-Pro & All-Conference Honors, and other honorable-type stuff.
Fan Memoirs: Send Us YOUR Tribute to Swann
Respect. He's earned it. He deserves it. And Swann fans from all over are showing it by posting their memoirs & personal tributes to the greatest WR to ever wear the Black & Gold. CLICK HERE to view an archive of fan comments we've received about Swannie, then send us your thoughts & memories.