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Swiadon, Phil

Philip Edward Swiadon

Swiadon captained New York University's football team in 1938 and played one season in the NFL in the 1940s.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. December 5, 1914

Career Highlights:
A star at Erasmus High School (in Brooklyn), Swiadon played football and lacrosse in high school before playing two seasons at NYU. In 1938, he was team captain and named AP All-East honorable mention as the Violets had a record of 4-4-0.

After graduating, Phil played one season in the NFL with the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1943, he appeared in three games for the Dodgers, who finished the season 2-8-0 and were outscored 234-65 (the team didn't score until the fifth game of the season).

Origin:
Brooklyn, New York

Career Dates:
Swiadon played tackle at New York University in 1936 and 1938. He then played guard in the NFL for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1943.

Physical description:
6'0", 220 pounds



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References:
The Encyclopedia of Football, by Roger Treat (New York: A.S. Barnes and Co., 1976 -- 14th Edition)
Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League, edited by Bob Carroll, Michael Gershman, David Neft, and John Thorn (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999)
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)


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