Lynn Swann's Career Highlights

All-Pro: 1975 (PFWA), 1977 (PW), 1978 (AP, PFWA, NEA, PW)

All-Pro Second Team: 1975 (AP, NEA), 1977 (AP)

All-AFC: 1975 (AP, UPI, SN, PW), 1977 (UPI, SN, PW), 1978 (UPI, SN, PW)

(3) – 1976, 1978, 1979

(at time of his retirement following 1982 season)

• [3rd] Most Yards Gained on Punt Returns, Rookie Season - 577 (1974)

Super Bowl Records

• [1st] Most Receptions, Career - 16
• [1st] Most Receiving Yards, Career - 364
• [1st] Most Receiving Yards, Game - 161 (Super Bowl X)
• [1st] Highest Punt Return Average, Game – 11.3 (Super Bowl IX)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Touchdown Receptions, Career - 3
• [2nd] Highest Average Per Reception, Career - 22.8
• [2nd] Most Combined Net Yards, Career - 391
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Touchdowns, Career - 3

Post-Season Records

• [Tied for 2nd] Most Touchdown Receptions, Career - 9
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Touchdowns, Career - 9

(Steelers' records held by Swann at the time of his retirement following the 1982 season)

• [1st] Most Receptions, Career – 336
• [1st] Most Yards Receiving, Career – 5,462
• [1st] Most Touchdown Receptions, Career – 51
• [1st] Most Yards Punt Returns, Season – 577 (1974)
• [2nd] Most Touchdowns, Career – 53
• [2nd] Most Punt Returns, Season – 41 (1974)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Touchdown Receptions, Season – 11 (1975, 1978)
• [3rd] Most Total Points, Career – 318
• [4th] Best Average Punt Returns, Career – 12.3
• [4th] Best Average Punt Returns, Season – 14.1 (1974)
• [5th] Most Receptions, Season – 61 (1978)
• [5th] Most Yards Receiving, Game – 192 (vs. Cincinnati, Dec. 2, 1979)
• [5th] Most Yards Punt Returns, Career – 740
• [6th] Most Punt Returns, Career – 60

Team Statistical Championships
Pass Receiving Titles: 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980

• Super Bowl X Most Valuable Player
• All-NFL Team of the 1970s
• Super Bowl Silver Anniversary Team

Year Team W L T Division Finish
1974 Pittsburgh Steelers 10 3 1 (1st)
1975 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 2 0 (1st)
1976 Pittsburgh Steelers 10 4 0 (1st)
1977 Pittsburgh Steelers 9 5 0 (1st)
1978 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 2 0 (1st)
1979 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 4 0 (1st)
1980 Pittsburgh Steelers 9 7 0 (3rd)
1981 Pittsburgh Steelers 8 8 0 (2nd)
1982 Pittsburgh Steelers 6 3 0 (4th*)
* AFC regular season finish in strike-shortened season.

 

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