PRO:2012:Spent his rookie season as a member of the New Orleans Saints practice squad after signing with the team as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Texas Christian.
COLLEGE: A three-year letterman for the Horned Frogs, appeared in 40 games and finished his career with 45 tackles (32 solo), including 9.5 stops for a loss, three sacks, three passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and one blocked kick.
2011:Provided consistency and depth along the defensive front, playing in all 13 games with five starts and registering 25 tackles (12 solo). Tied for fourth on the team in tackles for loss with six.
2010: Played in all 13 games as a junior, ending the season with 11 tackles (five solo).
2009:Saw increased action over the latter stages of the season, playing in 11 games on the year. Finished the season with eight tackles.
2008:Preseason Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year. Appeared in three games as a freshman.
PERSONAL:Ranked as the nation’s No. 59 defensive end in 2006 and was named all-district for two straight years.
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.