First-year center who rejoins the Lions in 2014 as a free agent after participating in the team’s training camp in 2013.
2012: Named team Offensive Upfront Co-Player of the Year after starting all 13 games at right guard. Part of an offensive line that averaged 6.2 yards per play, ranking second best in the Mid-American Conference.
2011: Starting center for season opener against SCSU before resuming duties at right guard for the rest of the season.
2010: Started at right guard in eight games as a sophomore.
2009: Competed in all 14 games, making three starts at center and also seeing action on special teams.
Three-year starter at Traverse City West (Mich.) High School where he was ranked as the No. 43 prospect on the Detroit Free Press Fab 50. Helped lead his team to a Big North Conference title and state playoff berth as a junior.
According to general manager Martin Mayhew, it's important for Travis Swanson to show the same type of improvement he showed last year.
Tori Petry reports on why the offensive line could be important to the Lions this offseason as well as who and what to watch for when college stars take the field for the Senior Bowl on Saturday.
Head coach Jim Caldwell and a Lions scout talk about what they get out of attending this showcase, and standout players consider what it would be like to play in Detroit.
Tori Petry talks with Florida center Max Garcia at the Senior Bowl about the lasting impression a trip to Detroit made on him and what it would mean to represent the city in the NFL.