Ken Swilling
No. 1
Position:Defensive back
Personal information
Born: (1970-09-25) September 25, 1970 (age 52)
Toccoa, Georgia, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
College:Georgia Tech
NFL Draft:1992 / Round: 7 / Pick: 184
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Jerry Kenneth Swilling (born September 25, 1970) is a former college and professional American football player who played defensive back for one season for the Cleveland Browns.[1] He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the seventh round of the 1992 NFL Draft.[2] Ken played high school football at Stephens County and college football at Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech

Swilling played Defensive Back for the Yellow Jackets from 1988 through 1991. He was an All-American and member of the 1990 National Championship team.[3] Ken had a nickname of "Captain America" while at Tech. "If you were to draw a picture of a football player in a uniform, you'd draw Ken Swilling," said Coach Bobby Ross in a Sports Illustrated interview; "He's the guy you want to get off the bus first when you go visiting."[4] Swilling is said to have called an undefeated season during before the 1990 schedule began after supposedly having a dream that it would happen.[4]

Records and accomplishments


  1. ^ "Ken Swilling, DB at". Retrieved 2012-10-15.
  2. ^ "1992 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved 2023-05-07.
  3. ^ a b c d "Jerry Kenneth Swilling athletic career, photos, articles, and videos". Fanbase. Archived from the original on 2012-04-13. Retrieved 2012-10-15.
  4. ^ a b "Georgia Tech safety Ken Swilling's potential is no - 08.26.91 - SI Vault". 1991-08-26. Retrieved 2012-10-15.
  5. ^ "Three Jackets Named to ACC 50th Anniversary Football Team - Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site". 2012-10-08. Retrieved 2012-10-15.