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Swinton Retires

May 30, 2007 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Arkansas Diamonds News Release

(North Little Rock, AR) - Reggie Swinton has announced his retirement from arena football. Swinton will forever be the face of success in the arenafootball2 league after parlaying a record setting season in 2001 into a successful career in the National Football League.

The former Murray State standout was assigned to the Twisters in early May but has been unable to take the field due to a bulging disc in his back.

Swinton initially joined the Twisters in 2001. He played in 13 games; catching 85 passes for 1483 receiving yards and 33 touchdowns. He set Twisters records for points scored in a season with 222 along with receiving yards and touchdowns that still stand today. His single game record of 174 yards receiving stood until Robert Kilow broke it earlier this season.

The Dallas Cowboys signed Swinton following his historic '01 season where he became on the NFL's best return specialists. He played for the Cowboys until 2003 before stops with Detroit and Arizona. He returned four kicks for touchdowns in his NFL career.

A graduate of Little Rock Central High School, Swinton earned All-State honors in football, basketball, baseball and track. Swinton played for current University of Arkansas football coach Houston Nutt while each were at Murray State.

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