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Lynn Swann

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Lynn Curtis Swann (born March 7, 1952) is a former professional football player and current sports broadcaster. He was a wide receiver from 1974 to 1982 with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the only team for which he played. He was named the Super Bowl MVP in 1976, and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001. He was previously an All-American at the University of Southern California, and was also elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1993.

Swann was born in in Alcoa, Tennessee.

In December 2004, Swann indicated that he was considering seeking the Republican nomination for Governor of Pennsylvania in the 2006 election. On February 23, 2005, Swann filed papers with the state elections board stating his intention to run. On the same day he formed a fundraising committee called Team 88 after his Steeler jersey number. His opponents in the Republican primary will probably include Pennsylvania State Senator Jeff Piccola of Harrisburg and former Pennsylvania Lt. Governor William W. Scranton, III, the son of former state governor William Scranton. The incumbent, Democrat Ed Rendell, is expected to seek reelection.

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