Lynn Swann

Lynn Swann

About Lynn Swann

Lynn Curtis Swann (born March 7, 1952) is an American former professional football player, sportscaster, and current politician and part owner of the Arena Football League team, the Pittsburgh Power. In 2006, he was the Republican nominee to run against the incumbent Ed Rendell for Pennsylvania Governor. Swann was born in Alcoa, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains near Knoxville. The Swann family moved to San Mateo, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area when Lynn was 2. As a youth, Swann was raised in neighboring Foster City and attended Junpero Serra High School, where in addition to playing football he was a track star, leaping 24' 10' in the long jump. On June 10, 1979, during the summer after winning Super Bowl XIII, Swann married Bernadette Robi, the daughter of singer Paul Robi of The Platters. The pair divorced in 1983, and she is currently married to boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard.

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