James Edward 'Jim' Swink
College Football Hall of Fame 1980
Date of Birth: March 14, 1936, in Sacul, Texas
Date of Death: December 3, 2014, in Rusk, Texas (78 years old)
Dallas Morning News - Published 12/03/14
Jim Swink died at his home in Rusk, Texas due to complications of
Did you know?
James E. Swink served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
You can read more about him here - James E. Swink U.S. Army
Jim Swink decided to not play pro-football right out of college and instead decided
to concentrate on his medical degree. On April 16, 1960, he finally relented and
signed with the Dallas Texans. He lasted five games that season and quickly found
out that he would not be able to play pro-football and continue his medical degree
at the same time.
1960 Dallas Texans (AFL)
Texas Christian University (TCU)