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Brendon Swisher
57   Brendon Swisher

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bartlesville, Okla.

High School:
Bartlesville HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 211

Position:
Linebacker

Experience:
2L


Tulsa ?? A two-year letterwinner . . . returned to school for the 2002 season after serving a two-year church mission in Puerto Rico . . . has played in 21 career games . . . has totaled 29 tackles in his career . . . 2002 ?? Played in 11 games . . . had 11 tackles, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble on the season . . . had a season-best five tackles in the season opener against Oklahoma . . . also had three stops vs. SMU . . . was an Academic all-WAC selection . . . 2001 ?? Served a church mission . . . 2000 ?? Served a church mission . . . 1999 ?? Enrolled at mid-semester 1999 and participated in spring drills . . . played in 10 games as a true freshman . . . was credited with 18 tackles . . . had a season-best six stops against San Jose State . . . Overall ?? Had an outstanding spring . . . was a pleasant surprise in spring drills . . . has good speed and strength . . . a solid tackler . . . adds maturity to the defense . . . could play both linebacker positions.

High School ?? Was a three-year letterwinner at Bartlesville High School . . . started his junior season at tailback, and was a two-year starter at linebacker . . . was credited with 91 total tackles, including 61 solos as a senior . . . also had four sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a senior . . . earned honorable mention all-state accolades by the Tulsa World and Daily Oklahoman his senior season . . . was named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association Class 6A East All-Star team . . . named to the 6A-4 all-district team as a senior . . . also lettered three years in track . . . high school coach was Lee Brower.

Personal ?? Favorite class at TU is Spanish . . . his dream as a child was to be an astronaut . . . the three words that best describe him are ?dedicated, religious and nice? . . . the most memorable place he has visited is Puerto Rico . . . the Dallas Cowboys is his favorite NFL team . . . pizza is his favorite food . . . a member of the Mortar Board and the Student Health Advisory Board . . . has been named to the President?s List twice, and to the Dean?s List for three semesters . . . was married on May 10, 2003 . . . his wife?s name is Rossy (pronounced Rosie) . . . parents are Greg and Sharon Swisher . . . his father played golf at the University of Oklahoma . . . majoring in biology, pre-med . . . born August 4, 1979 in Norman, Oklahoma.

Career Statistics

DefenseGUTATTotLossSackFRFFPBUInt
1999 (Fr)1099180/00/00000
2000Serving a mission
2001Serving a mission
2002 (So)11 6 5 11 0/0 0/0 1 10 0
Totals211514290/00/01100