Erwin Swiney

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Erwin Swiney
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Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1978-10-08) October 8, 1978 (age 40)
Dallas, Texas
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Lincoln (NE) Northeast
College: Nebraska
Undrafted: 2002
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:5
Player stats at NFL.com

Erwin Bernard Swiney, Jr. [1] is a former cornerback in the National Football League. He was a member of the Green Bay Packers for three seasons, though he did not see any playing time with the team in a regular season game during his final season. He also played with the Cologne Centurions of NFL Europe in 2004. [2]

Cornerback defensive position in American and Canadian football, covering receivers, to defend against pass offenses and make tackles

A cornerback (CB), also referred to as a corner or defensive halfback in older parlance, is a member of the defensive backfield or secondary in American and Canadian football. Cornerbacks cover receivers most of the time, to defend against offensive plays, i.e create turnovers in best case or deflect a forward pass or rather make a tackle. Other members of the defensive backfield include the safeties and occasionally linebackers. The cornerback position requires speed, agility, and strength. A cornerback's skillset typically requires proficiency in anticipating the quarterback, backpedaling, executing single and zone coverage, disrupting pass routes, block shedding, and tackling. Cornerbacks are among the fastest players on the field.

National Football League Professional American football league

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Green Bay Packers National Football League franchise in Green Bay, Wisconsin

The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) North division. It is the third-oldest franchise in the NFL, dating back to 1919, and is the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team based in the United States. Home games have been played at Lambeau Field since 1957.

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References

  1. "Erwin Swiney". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2010-12-22.
  2. "All-Time Huskers in Pro Football". University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletics. Retrieved 2010-12-22.