Lynn Swann is best known for being part of the Pittsburgh Steelers dynasty in the 1970s and as an announcer on ABC's Monday Night Football. He is currently the president of Swann, Inc., a marketing and consulting firm.
In college, Swann played for the University of Southern California (USC) from 1971-73, where he earned First-Team All-America honors in 1973 at wide receiver and led the team to the 1972 national title. He then played nine years for the Steelers (1974-82), winning four Super Bowls and being named the 1981 NFL Man of the Year for his volunteer and charity work. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1993 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001.
|Lynn Swann. Provided by NFF.|
Swann then had a 30-year career in sports broadcasting at ABC, and then accepted an appointment from President George W. Bush as the chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, serving from 2002-05. He ran for governor of Pennsylvania in 2006. He then became the athletics director at USC from 2016-19.
The National Football Foundation recently conducted this conversation with Swann: