Getting to Know: #36 D.J. Swearinger


                                                                                          D.J. SWEARINGER

• Ht/Wt: 5′ 10″  ,208lbs                                                                                                                          • College: South Carolina

• Drafted: 2013 / 2nd round / pick: 57  Houston Texans                                                                 • Born: Sep. 1, 1991                                             

• Acquired: claimed off waivers                                                                                                             • Place of birth: Greenwood, South Carolina              

Safety D.J. Swearinger went under the radar during the 2013 Draft. He was known to be an accomplished leader and a Big Tackler. By the end of his senior year in college , where he would be second-team All-SEC player. He was not very impressive at NFL Combine in 2013 completing the 40 yard dash in 4.67 seconds. He did post a 37 inch vertical jump and ran the 3-cone in 6.70 seconds. Swearinger ended his senior season in college with 79 tackles and two interceptions.                                                                                                                 


                                         D.J. Swearinger brings to Tampa Bay the ability to be a  great Cover man and a runstopper                                                                                                                                 NFL: Washington Redskins at Houston Texans