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Team

D.J. Swearinger
SS #36
Height:
5-10
Weight:
208
Age:
23
College:
South Carolina
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
51
SCK
1.0
FF
3
INT
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 122 90 32 1.0 0 7 2 25 -- 25 0 4 1
2014 HOU 11 9 51 36 15 1.0 -- 3 1 25 25 25 0 3 1
2013 HOU 16 10 71 54 17 0.0 -- 4 1 0 -- 0 0 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 WAS W 17-6 8 6 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2 @OAK W 30-14 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
3 @NYG L 17-30 6 2 4 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 BUF W 23-17 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
5 @DAL L 17-20 5 4 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 IND L 28-33 6 4 2 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @PIT L 23-30 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @TEN W 30-16 3 2 1 -- -- 2 1 25 25 25 0 0 --
9 PHI L 21-31 8 6 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @CLE W 23-7 2 0 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 CIN L 13-22 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Twitter: @JungleBoi_Swagg

TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by the Houston Texans with the 57th overall pick and 25th pick of the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft on April 26, 2013...Signed by the Texans on July 23, 2013.

CAREER:
Played in all 16 games with 10 starts and ranked sixth on the team with 83 tackles to go along with four passes defensed, an interception and forced fumble
Moved into a starting role as a rookie following a season-ending injury to Danieal Manning

2013 (Houston 16/10):
Played in all 16 games with 10 starts and ranked sixth on the team with 83 tackles to go along with four passes defensed, an interception and forced fumble
Recorded three tackles (two solo) on defense and one special teams tackle in his NFL debut at San Diego (9/9)
Made his first career start and recorded a career-high eight tackles (seven solo) at Kansas City (10/20)
Tallied five solo tackles and made his first career interception as well as his first two passes defensed at Arizona (11/10)
Recorded eight tackles (seven solo) vs. New England (12/1)
Recorded eight tackles (three solo) at Indianapolis (12/15)
Notched a career-high 10 tackles (seven solo) and forced the first fumble of his career at Tennessee (12/29)

TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by the Houston Texans with the 57th overall pick and 25th pick of the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft on April 26, 2013...Signed by the Texans on July 23, 2013.

CAREER:
Played in all 16 games with 10 starts and ranked sixth on the team with 83 tackles to go along with four passes defensed, an interception and forced fumble
Moved into a starting role as a rookie following a season-ending injury to Danieal Manning

2013 (Houston 16/10):
Played in all 16 games with 10 starts and ranked sixth on the team with 83 tackles to go along with four passes defensed, an interception and forced fumble
Recorded three tackles (two solo) on defense and one special teams tackle in his NFL debut at San Diego (9/9)
Made his first career start and recorded a career-high eight tackles (seven solo) at Kansas City (10/20)
Tallied five solo tackles and made his first career interception as well as his first two passes defensed at Arizona (11/10)
Recorded eight tackles (seven solo) vs. New England (12/1)
Recorded eight tackles (three solo) at Indianapolis (12/15)
Notched a career-high 10 tackles (seven solo) and forced the first fumble of his career at Tennessee (12/29) 

Career Notes:
Started 33-of-52 games at South Carolina, where he was primarily the free safety, but also lined up in the slot in the nickel packages and at times, either cornerback spot over the course of a game
Finished with 244 tackles (184 solos) that included 6.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage and three quarterback pressures
Caused four fumbles and recovered two others, advancing one 65 yards for a vs. Alabama-Birmingham, the longest return of a fumble recovery in school history
Had six interceptions for 94 yards, returning two interceptions for touchdowns and also deflected 16 passes
Gained 126 yards on six kickoff returns (21.0 avg)

2012 (Senior):
A second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection, Swearinger started 12 games at free safety, helped the Gamecocks finish 11th in the nation in total defense (315.5 yards per game), as he recorded 79 tackles (62 solos) with three stops behind the line of scrimmage and one quarterback pressure
Caused and recovered two fumbles
Deflected seven passes and gained 72 yards on a pair of interceptions
Credited with a pair of pass breakups in the season-opening win at Vanderbilt, including one on a fourth-down play on the Commodores’ final drive, securing the victory
Had an interception in the win over East Carolina
Grabbed a fumble and rambled 65 yards to pay dirt in the win against UAB
Logged 10 tackles at LSU and credited with a team-leading 10 tackles including eight solo stops in the win over Tennessee
Had a season-best 13 stops that included 10 solos vs. Arkansas and, with his 69-yard interception return for a score, was named the Walter Camp Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week and the SEC co-Defensive Player of the Week
Posted 12 tackles against Wofford, giving him 35 tackles over a three-game stretch
Had two pass breakups and forced a fumble in the Outback Bowl vs. Michigan

2011 (Junior):
Started all 13 games at safety, recording a career-high 80 tackles (58 solos) with 1.5 stops for losses of four yards, as he caused a fumble, intercepted three passes and deflected three more
Also chipped in on special teams with two kickoff returns for 39 yards
Played the first two games of the season at strong safety, before moving to play the free safety spot for the rest of the season
Had seven tackles against both Georgia and Navy
Logged his first interception of the year vs. Kentucky
Had the best game of his Gamecock career at Mississippi State and was named the SEC Co-
Defensive Player of the Week after totaling a career-best 12 tackles and intercepting a pass in the waning minutes of the game to preserve the 14-12 win
Added his third pick in as many games when he intercepted a Tennessee pass near the goal line
Credited with nine tackles vs. Florida and eight more vs. The Citadel
Registered seven solo tackles and forced a key fumble in the Capital One Bowl win over Nebraska
2010 (Sophomore):
Played in all 14 games, starting eight, as he saw action at both free and strong safety
Finished fourth on the team with 66 tackles (51 solos), including two for loss and had five pass breakups
Also returned four kickoffs for a 21.8 yard average
Had four tackles and a forced fumble at Auburn
Tied for the team lead with a nine tackles in an upset win over top-ranked Alabama in his first career start
Made seven tackles, including a tackle for loss at Kentucky
Delivered seven tackles coming off the bench vs. Arkansas
Made first start at strong safety vs. Florida and had six tackles and a pass breakup
Picked off a pass vs. Troy and returned it 22 yards for his first career touchdown, as he was also in on five tackles in the game

2009 (Freshman):
Played in all 13 games and recorded 19 tackles, including 13 solo stops
Credited with a pass breakup and one quarterback hurry
Posted three tackles vs. Alabama and three solo stops at Arkansas

High School:
Attended Greenwood (S.C.) High School, playing football for head coach Shell Dula with fellow Texans rookie OLB Sam Montgomery
Excelled as a quarterback in the run-option system
As a sophomore, he rushed for 400 yards and logged 68 tackles with five interceptions
Ran for 516 yards nine touchdowns and posted 93 tackles and an interception as a junior
A second-team All-State selection as a senior, he rushed for 904 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior quarterback and caught 20 passes for 210 yards as a receiver
Also had 77 tackles, broke up eight passes and caused two fumbles as a safety
Closed out his career by recording an interception in the Shrine Bowl Game of the Carolinas
Was rated a three-star prospect that was considered the 20th-best safety in the nation and the 14th-best prospect in South Carolina by Rivals.com
Received a three-star prospect grade and was regarded as the nation’s 82nd-best safety according to Scout.com
Considered the state’s ninth-best player by Super Prep and named to Prep Star’s All-Atlantic Region squad in 2008

Personal:
Retailing Business major
Born Dayario Jamal Swearinger

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