D’Andre Swift truly lives up to his last name. The Georgia Bulldog running back finished his junior year with 2,885 rushing yards, becoming the fifth player in UGA history to have multiple 1,000-yard seasons and first since Nick Chubb (2014, 16-17).
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Swift’s passion for football began as he and his grandfather, Henry Holloway, watched Eagle games together. Swift says his grandfather was instrumental in developing his love for the game and eventually led Swift to play for the Enon Eagles, a Pop Warner team sponsored by Enon Tabernacle Church.
It’s here the former Eagles rusher learned the fundamentals of football through character building while developing extraordinary athletic prowess. Unfortunately, Swift’s grandfather passed in 2004 due to an illness. From this moment on, Swift decided to honor his late grandfather’s memory by writing “Pop Pop” and “Rest In Peace” on his wrist tape, gloves or cleats.
While at St. Joseph’s Prep, Swift rushed for 1,564 yards and 34 total touchdowns, leading his team to a perfect 14-0 record and victory in the 2017 Class 6A State Championship game. This was the end of his extraordinary high school career.
"“Swift possesses the play traits and running style of a skillful NFL
veteran…with Offensive Rookie of the Year potential.” "
"“Swift lived up to his name, using his incredible speed and quickness to produce many explosive plays” "
"“A cerebral runner who’s got the juice to bounce it outside and the
moxie to drive up the middle, Swift is a well-rounded playmaker.” "
"“He will make you pay once he gets the ball in his hands” "