Jim Swift Named Honorary Captain

Sept. 9, 2010


IOWA CITY, IA – Former University of Iowa tight end Jim Swift has been named honorary captain for Saturday’s game against Iowa State. The Hawkeyes face the Cyclones in an ABC/ESPN2 televised game with kickoff set for 2:36 p.m., in Kinnick Stadium. The game is sold out, which means Iowa has sold out 44 of its last 46 home games.

Swift lettered four times (1976-79) and was a three year starter for the Hawkeyes. He played under Bob Commings for three years and Hayden Fry one. During his Iowa career he caught 36 passes for 641 yards and three touchdowns. He was an Iowa co-captain in 1979. Swift played in the 1979 East-West Shrine and Senior Bowl all-star games. He was picked in the ninth round of the 1980 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks.

Jim Swift will accompany the Iowa captains to the center of the field for the pre-game coin-flip. He will also be with the Hawkeyes in the locker room before and after the game and on the sidelines during the contest.

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