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Travis Swanson
C #64
Height:
6-5
Weight:
312
Age:
23
College:
Arkansas
Hometown:
Houston, TX
Experience:
R

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8
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TOTAL 8 0
2014 DET 8 0
Recent Games
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1 NYG W 35-14
2 @CAR L 7-24
3 GB W 19-7
4 @NYJ W 24-17
5 BUF L 14-17
6 @MIN W 17-3
7 NO W 24-23
8 @ATL W 22-21

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Biography

An imposing force along the offensive line, Swanson possesses the versatility to play both the center and guard positions, and will study under long-time Lions C Dominic Raiola in 2014. Known for his impressive string of 50-consecutive starts during his time at Arkansas, Swanson checks in with a booming 6-5, 312-pound frame that earned him the title of “the next great center” from many professional scouts.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the third round (76th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

PRO
An imposing force along the offensive line, Swanson possesses the versatility to play both the center and guard positions, and will study under long-time Lions C Dominic Raiola in 2014. Known for his impressive string of 50-consecutive starts during his time at Arkansas, Swanson checks in with a booming 6-5, 312-pound frame that earned him the title of “the next great center” from many professional scouts.

COLLEGE
Concluded his college tenure as a Razorback with the second-longest active starting streak in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision ranks, having started all 50 games that he played in as a two-time captain at Arkansas. His consecutive starts tied the school career-record established by Jerry Franklin (2008-11).

  • After being named captain as a junior in 2012, Swanson graded out at 90-percent for blocking consistency, recording 242 knockdowns/key blocks through 24 appearances in his final two seasons. He was responsible for 39 touchdown-resulting blocks.

2013: Named team captain for the second-consecutive season, only the 11th Razorback player to serve back-to-back captain terms. A consensus First Team All-SEC selection, Swanson started each of the team’s 12 contests as a senior, tying the school career-record as he extended his streak to 50 consecutive starts. Led a young group of linemen in his final season at Arkansas to rank third in the nation in the fewest quarterback sacks allowed (eight for minus 75 yards) behind only Notre Dame (seven) and Toledo (six).

  • Helped RB Jonathan Williams pave the way to become the first freshman in SEC history to begin his career with three-straight 100-yard rushing games. The Razorbacks produced a total of eight 100-yard rushing performances that season.
  • Led the conference’s offensive linemen and the nation’s centers with a blocking consistency of 90.4-percent, as he joined Barrett Jones of Alabama (90.4-percent in 2012) and Maurkice Pouncey of Florida (90.3-percent in 2009) as the only centers in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision ranks to register a blocking grade of 90-percent or better since the turn of the century in 2000.
  • Registered 134 key blocks/knockdowns on 775 offensive snaps, along with producing 19 touchdown blocks for an offense that reached the end zone 29 times.
  • Reached a streak of 301-consecutive pass plays without allowing a quarterback sack.

2012: Earned Second Team All-SEC honors as a junior in his first season as team captain. Led the nation’s centers with an 89.6-percent blocking consistency grade, totaling 108 knockdowns/key blocks that included 20 touchdown-resulting blocks for an offense that reached the end zone 35 times.

  • Anchored the Razorbacks offense to help the team establish a 3,000-yard passer for the fourth-straight year. QB Tyler Wilson led the SEC in passing, while WR Cobi Hamilton led the conference in receptions per game and receiving yards per game.
  • Swanson and company finished third in the conference in fewest sacks allowed (1.6 per game) in 2012.

2011: Started all 13 games en route to an 11-2 record as Arkansas paced the SEC in total offense with 438.1 yards per game and scoring offense with 36.7 points per game. The Razorbacks became just the fifth school, and the first since 2001, to lead the conference in total offense, passing offense and scoring offense in a season since the SEC was organized in 1933.

2010: Selected to the Freshman All-SEC team after taking over center duties early in the season. Started all 13 games as he was part of the only offensive line in the league to have the same five players start every game during the 2010 schedule. Helped the Razorbacks become the only team in the country to boast a 3,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard rusher and five 600-yard receivers.

PERSONAL
Prepped at Kingwood (Texas) High School, where he was rated as a three-star prospect and ranked as the nation’s 33rd-best offensive guard in the prep ranks. Received first team all-state honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association and second team accolades from the state’s coaches association as a senior in 2008.

  • Named one of 10 finalists for the Greater Houston Area Offensive Player of the Year, and was also the only lineman among those finalists.
  • Majored in sociology at Arkansas.
  • Son of Gina and Todd Swanson.

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