Fun facts about D’Andre Swift as Eagles land another former Bulldogs star

D'Andre Swift, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
D'Andre Swift, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /

This just in… Howie Roseman is on the warpath. Moments after the announcement was made that the Philadelphia Eagles had drafted Kelee Ringo, they grabbed the headlines again. According to multiple sources (and some confirmation by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport), the Birds have added D’Andre Swift to the nest.

Philly and the Detroit Lions swap seventh-round choices in 2023. The Philadelphia Eagles threw in a 2025 fourth-round draft choice to sweeten the pot.

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Rumors were circulating that, after the Lions selected Jahmyr Gibbs in Round 1 of the 2023 NFL Draft, teams began calling Detroit to see if they were interested in moving on from Swift. They were, and it appears they were smelling what Howie was cooking.

Add him to a running back room that already includes Rashaad Penny, Kenneth Gainwell., Boston Scott, Trey Sermon, and Kennedy Brooks. Don’t look now, but an already explosive offense just got even more so.

Here are a handful of fun facts about new Eagles running back D’Andre Swift.

There were rumors about a possible Bijan Robinson selection in Round 1. The Atlanta Falcons removed all temptation by selecting him eighth overall. You may have also heard that there was a love affair among Eagles fans that involved Kareem Hunt. That was an intriguing idea, but Swift will step in and make Birds fans forget about both of those ideas quickly.

This is a great move by Philly. Here are s few things about one of the newest Birds that you may or may not know.

D’Andre Swift is a native of Philadelphia.

D’Andre Swift is still a young man. That’s always great when we’re discussing the tailback position. Born in January of 1999 in the City of Brotherly Love, Swift cut his teeth at  St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia (another new addition, Olamide Zaccheaus, was a student there as well).

Once he made a huge name for himself there, he flew south to join you know who.

Swift’s Bulldogs and Jalen Hurts/DeVonta Smith’s Crimson Tide have some history.

Swift is one of the Bulldogs on the current roster that wasn’t on the past two championship rosters. Believe it or not, his Georgia team lost the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Game to Jalen Hurts’ and DeVonta’s Smith Alabama Crimson Tide.

In Detroit, he was tutored by an Eagles legend.

D’Andre Swift spent the past two seasons being mentored by former Eagles running back and coach Duce Staley. As you know, Duce was Detroit’s assistant head coach and running backs coach these past two seasons.

Here’s what that says to us. He knows how to play the position properly

It always comes down to numbers, doesn’t it?

In 43 games at the NCAA level, Swift racked up 2,885 rushing yards on 440 career carries. He also hauled in 73 receptions for 666 yards and scored 25 TDs as a rusher and receiver.

In 40 career games with 16 starts as a professional, he has tallied 1,880 rushing yards 1,198 receiving yards and 25 total TDs. He is going to be fun to watch in an Eagles jersey.