Found May 11, 2014 on Sports-Kings:
The Indianapolis Colts have taken a flier on Erik Swoope, signing him as an undrafted free agent to play tight end. The catch? Swoope, a former basketball player for the Miami Hurricanes, has never played organized football in his life. The Colts hope they have found the next Jimmy Graham or Antonio Gates, who both came from basketball backgrounds and became freakish impact players in the NFL. From the hardwood to the gridiron… ERIK SWOOPE joins the Indianapolis Colts. Congrats, @eswoope21! #ProCanes — Miami Hurricanes (@MiamiHurricanes) May 11, 2014

Erik Swoope's first organized football will be as a member of the Indianapolis Colts

Most NFL prospects first donned shoulder pads and a helmet while playing for a local youth league team or for their high school. Erik Swoope's first football practice will be at a slightly higher level. Swoope, a power forward on the University of Miami's basketball team the past four years, signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent Saturday night and...

From the Hard Courts to the Gridiron

The NFL Draft has come and gone, but that did not keep the Colts from looking to continue improving their roster. Indianapolis is hoping to follow in the footsteps of the Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, and San Diego Chargers with their newest acquisition Erik Swoope out of Miami. Much like: Antonio Gonzalez, Jimmy Graham, and Tony Gates, Swoope spent his collegiate career...
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