Pat Swilling Biography
Pat Swilling is one of the respected names in the world of sports. He is a retired professional football player who played for the American Football Club, New Orleans Saints as the position of Linebacker. Prior to that, he served for the club Detroit Lions, and the Oakland Raiders. Similarly, Pat was the Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1991.
Pat Swilling Early Life and Education
Patrick Travis Swilling was born on October 25, 1964, in Toccoa, Georgia. He holds an American nationality and belongs to African-American ethnicity.
Pat Swilling is a graduate student of Toccoa Stephens County and Georgia Institute of Technology. At Georgia, he played for its team, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets for several seasons. In that respect, he also set the NCAA record for sacks in a game during the match against North Carolina State. He ended his college career being all-time sack leader and began his professional football career.
Pat Professional Career
Pat professional journey began with the American Football Club, New Orleans Saint in the year of 1986. There, he was one of the fierce defensive players. During the year of 1991 and 1992, he became the best linebacker units in the history of the football league. Likewise, he also earned a name of NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
Pat Swilling playing for the team New Orleans Saint
He served for the team New Orleans Saint almost for seven years and later he was traded to the club, Detroit Lions. Subsequently, a year after he joined the club, Oakland Raiders. He played almost three seasons and quit his professional career.
Till the date, the talented Pat has played several games. He played NFL for approximately Twelve years and retired. During that period, he gained lots of name and fame including awards. Some of his awards are
- Pro Bowl (five times)- 1989-1993
- First team All-Pro (two times)- 1991, 1992
- NFL defensive player of the year- 1991
- NFL Sack Leader- 1991 etc
Currently, the football player, Pat is a real estate developer in New Orleans.
Pat Swilling Personal Life
Pat Swilling married to his beautiful girlfriend named Robin Swilling. The couple dated each other for several months before tieing the knot. They are blessed with a son, Pat Swilling Jr. who is also a football and basketball player. With all these years of marriage, the duo has maintained the same bond while there’s no indication nor any arguments which can lead the couple to divorce.
Twitter: Pat with his family
The husband and wife give equal time to their career as well as to their family. Besides that, they have kept themselves far away from the other martial relationships.
Pat Swilling Net Worth
Five times Pro Bowl Champion, Patrick Swilling has earned a good amount of money from his football career. He is very hardworking and talented person. He has maintained an amazing personality even after his retirement. As of 2017, his net worth is under review. But his living lifestyle describes that he must be earning money at thousands of dollars.