98 Christopher Swain
Christopher Swain


Oswego, N.Y.

High School:
Hannibal Central/USMAPS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 260



About Swain: Highly regarded defensive line candidate ... fast-rising defensive tackle who continues to scale Black Knights' depth chart ... enjoyed strong spring showing ... elevated stock with steady performance ... boasts explosive burst off line of scrimmage ... uses hands well to fend off defenders ... adept run-stuffer ... provides Black Knights with physical presence in middle of front wall ... possesses solid football instincts ... put forth significant contributions to big club as a sophomore ... expected to shoulder even greater role this spring ... enters preseason camp listed as primary backup to standout starter Mike Gann at defensive tackle position ... product of USMA Prep School ... letterman.

2009: Drew field duty in 11 of 12 games ... drew two starting assignments ... listed with lead unit opposite Air Force and Navy ... posted 17 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 quarterback sacks, one pass breakup and one fumble recovery ... established career high with five tackles during road showing against Air Force ... credited with two solo stops opposite Falcons ... registered four tackles, including one for loss, against Rutgers ... notched three tackles and one fumble recovery during season finale versus Navy ... registered three tackles and assisted on one quarterback sack during collegiate debut versus Eastern Michigan ... posted one stop against both Duke and Tulane.

2008: Did not appear in a varsity contest.

High School: Two-time all-state selection at Hannibal Central High ... played for head coach John Manion ... three-time letterwinner ... split time between offensive line and defensive line positions ... earned all-league honors along offensive line each of final three years ... two-time All-Central New York choice at defensive line ... third team all-state selection as a junior ... first team all-state honoree during senior campaign ... served as team captain that year ... established single season school records for tackles (196) and quarterback sacks (14) ... also set single game school record for tackles (16) ... helped squad to league championship during final two years ... squad reached sectional finals those years as well ... Key Club member ... National Honor Society member ... participated in school chorus.

Personal: Born April 29, 1989 ... given name is Christopher Michael Dion Swain ... parents' names are Martell and Anna Swain ... father, Martell, retired from U.S. Army with rank of master sergeant ... served tour in Vietnam ... mother, Anna, retired from U.S. Navy Reserves ... enjoys snowboarding and video games ... majoring in Management.

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