Pat

Swilling

Swilling

Meet The Saints Legend Pat Swilling

Athlete Name: Pat Swilling
Position: Linebacker
College: Georgia Tech
Birthdate: 10/25/1964
NFL Experience: 12 Seasons
Saints Years: 1986-1992
Records: Tied for Saints single season sack record (17)
Honors: 5x Pro Bowl; 2x Second Team All-Pro; 2x First Team All-Pro; Saints 50th Anniversary Team (2016); College Football Hall of Fame (2009); Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame(2007); Saints Hall of Fame (2000); Defensive Player of the Year (1991)

After a standout career at Georgia Tech, Pat Swilling was taken in the third round (60th) overall by New Orleans in the 1986 NFL Draft. Swilling spent seven years in New Orleans as a focal point of the “Dome Patrol” linebacking corps. During his tenure with the Saints, he appeared in 107 games and recorded 354 tackles, 76.5 sacks, 24 forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries, three interceptions and one touchdown. His most memorable campaign came in 1991 when he was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year, totaling a career-high 17 sacks and six forced fumbles with a 39 yard pick six. His dominant play was recognized around the league as he made five straight pro bowls from 1989-1993 with four consecutive All-Pro selections (second team1989-90, first team 1991-92).