Throwback Thursday: Former Indianapolis Colt in the Sweet 16

Before ever putting on the horseshoe helmet, Erik Swoope wore the green and orange for the Miami Hurricanes. Back in 2013, the Canes were a two seed in the NCAA tournament, and reached the Sweet 16. Things have changed since then for Swoope, but I am sure he will never forget that tourney run. You may also be interested in: Report: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are taking calls about...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Erik Swoope coming into his own in football

When the draft was over, the Indianapolis Colts decided to take a chance on a player who had never played a down of college football. Erik Swoope had spent his four years in college playing basketball for Miami University. Last month was the first time Swoope had ever put on his helmet and pads, and each day since then has been an adventure for him. In fact, Swoope has never played...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Miami Hurricanes Basketball Player Erik Swoope Worth Using a Draft Pick On?

Finding the diamond in the rough; the untapped superstar is something NFL teams are always trying to do. It's not easy to do of course, but sometimes you can roll the dice with a person that fits the right prototype. With the success that some basketball players have had in the NFL (Tony Gonzalez, Jimmy Graham, Julian Thomas) it certainly isn't a bad idea to look towards the hard...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

'Canes basketball player Erik Swoope declares for NFL Draft

Former University of Miami power forward Erik Swoope announced his attention to enter the NFL Draft and pursue a professional football career via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. Last week, Swoope worked out for a Denver Broncos scout at the Greentree Practice Fields. He projects as a tight end or wide receiver. Denver already has a basketball-turned-football player on its team -- Pro...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Erik Swoope leads Miami past Virginia Tech in ACC tourney

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Erik Swoope scored 14 points and hit the go-ahead basket with 2:42 left to help Miami beat Virginia Tech 57-53 in Wednesday's first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. Rion Brown scored 15 points to lead the 10th-seeded Hurricanes (17-15), who hit four free throws in the final 8 seconds to hang on against the last-place Hokies (9-22). Miami...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes rely on seniors to lead way past Seminoles

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- After suffering through seven losses in January and February, Miami coach Jim Larranaga decided it was time to change things up. So Larranaga opted for an all-senior starting lineup for the first time this season. Erik Swoope and Raphael Akpejiori had not started a game, but both provided quality minutes for a team that was playing its third game in six days...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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