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#36
D.J. Swearinger
Int Yds TDs
2 72 1
Team: South Carolina GamecocksHeight: 6-0 Born:
Position: SWeight: 210 Hometown: Greenwood, SC
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Sr


Scouting Report
Having already grabbed attention for his hard-hitting play at South Carolina, Swearinger might have helped his draft stock even more with a strong showing at the NFL scouting combine. He finished in the top 10 among safeties in five different drills and just missed the top 15 with his 4.67-second sprint in the 40. Swearinger, though, might have convinced teams to take him with just his game tape. The Greenwood, S.C., native had the second-most tackles for the Gamecocks in each of the past two seasons and 62 of his 79 in 2012 were solo stops. He also had two interceptions, broke up a career-high seven passes, forced two fumbles and recovered two, including one he returned for a 65-yard touchdown in a win over UAB on Sept. 15. Swearinger earned second team all-SEC honors and was invited to the Senior Bowl but did not play due to a minor injury. He appeared in 52 of 53 possible games over his four seasons at South Carolina, starting 33. The lone one he missed was because of an NCAA suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit against UAB. Swearinger finished with 244 tackles, 183 solo stops and six interceptions. In his final collegiate game, an Outback Bowl win over Michigan on New Year's Day, he tied for the team lead with nine tackles (seven solo), forced a fumble and broke up two passes. Swearinger's full name is Dayario Jamal.

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2009 SC  13 0 0 0
2010 SC  14 1 22 1
2011 SC  13 3 0 0
2012 SC  12 2 72 1
Career   52 6 94 2

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2010 SC  14 0 0 - 0 4 87 21.8 0
2011 SC  13 0 0 - 0 2 39 19.5 0
Career   52 0 0 - 0 6 126 21.0 0

Defensive Logs

Date Opp Int Yds TDs
9/8/2012 ECU 1 3 0
11/10/2012 Ark 1 69 1