D'Andre Swift truly lives up to his last name. The Georgia Bulldog running back finished his junior year with 2,885 rushing yards, becoming the fifth player in UGA history to have multiple 1,000-yard seasons and first since Nick Chubb (2014, 16-17).
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Swift's passion for football began as he and his grandfather, Henry Holloway, watched Eagle games together. Swift says his grandfather was instrumental in developing his love for the game and eventually led Swift to play for the Enon Eagles, a Pop Warner team sponsored by Enon Tabernacle Church.
It's here the former Eagles rusher learned the fundamentals of football through character building while developing extraordinary athletic prowess. Unfortunately, Swift's grandfather passed in 2004 due to an illness. From this moment on, Swift decided to honor his late grandfather's memory by writing "Pop Pop" and "Rest In Peace" on his wrist tape, gloves or cleats.
While at St. Joseph's Prep, Swift rushed for 1,564 yards and 34 total touchdowns, leading his team to a perfect 14-0 record and victory in the 2017 Class 6A State Championship game. This was the end of his extraordinary high school career.
As a University of Georgia freshman, he continued to excel in his career and develop his football IQ. Despite being a backup running back his sophomore year, he managed to accumulate 1,049 yards and 10 touchdowns - both of which were team-highs.
2019 was a standout year for Swift as he received numerous awards including being named to the Coaches’ All-SEC 1st Team and All-SEC 2nd Team by AP; a co-winner of the Vince Dooley Offensive MVP; SEC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance vs. Kentucky; and named to pre-season watch lists for the Maxwell Award, Doak Walker Award, and Walter Camp Player of the Year.
He was also included in the Sporting News Preseason All-America Second Team, Athlon Sports Preseason All-America Second Team, Sports Illustrated Preseason All-America Second Team, CBS Sports Preseason All-America Second Team, and Preseason All-SEC First Team Offense by media.
His career highs include 186 rushing yards vs. Auburn, 2018; 25 rush attempts vs. Florida, 2019; a long rush of 83 yards at Kentucky, 2018; 6 receptions vs. Alabama, 2018' and 84 receiving yards vs. Florida, 2017.
Through self-discipline, exemplary character, and a tremendous work ethic, Swift is constantly setting an example for what players look like both on and off the field. He consistently challenges himself to be the best and inspires his teammates to do the same.
Swift is a Mass Communications major and recipient of the IV Chandler Football Scholarship and the Christian Walker Football Scholarship.
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