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Riley Swanson returns to Arizona

Wednesday May 1, 2013

 DB back with the Rattlers

Mesa, AZ – The Arena Football League has assigned defensive back Riley Swanson III to the Arizona Rattlers.

Swanson (5-11, 190, Wake Forest) began his AFL career with Arizona, playing for the Rattlers in 2010 and 2011. He recorded 151 tackles, six interceptions, 14 pass breakups, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble over the two seasons.

He spent 2012 with the Tampa Bay Storm where he recorded five interceptions. He also tallied two fumble recoveries for two touchdowns.

Swanson signed as an undrafted free agent with the Buffalo Bills in 2007.

At Wake Forest, Riley played in 47 games for the Demon Deacons and finished his career with 179 tackles, seven interceptions and two fumble recoveries.


About the Arizona Rattlers

The Arizona Rattlers are the 2012 ArenaBowl XXV World Champions and are proud members of the Arena Football League (AFL). ArenaBowl XXV marked the Rattlers seventh appearance in the AFL Championship Game where they have earned Arena Bowl titles in 1994, 1997 and 2012.

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