Sunday, February 7, 2016

Former Hampton Pirates Swinton Lands Coaching Gig With San Francisco 49ers

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
High School: Thomas Dale
Hampton, Virginia -- Former Hampton University football standout Darius Swinton II has been named Special Teams Coordinator by the San Francisco 49ers.

"Darius' appointment as special teams coach with the 49ers is a testament to what it means to be a Hampton student athlete: to succeed not only in the athletic arena, but in life in general," University President Dr. William R. Harvey said. "I have no doubt he will continue to represent Hampton University and uphold a standard of excellence in everything he does."

From 2003-06, Swinton donned the Pirate blue and white, and he was part of Hampton's back-to-back-to-back MEAC championship teams from 2004-06. He finished his collegiate career with 103 tackles, 19 pass deflections, and eight interceptions.

As a player, Swinton's NFL debut came in 2007 with the St. Louis Rams.

He has also worked with the Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, and Chicago Bears. This past season, Swinton was an assistant special teams coach with the Bears. Chicago was 12th in the NFL in special teams, while San Francisco was 27th.

For more information on Hampton University football, please call the Office of Sports Information at (757) 727-5811, or visit the official Pirates website at


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