AJ Swann - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#5 AJ Swann


Class Sophomore
Height 6'3"
Weight 228
Hometown White, Ga.
High School Cherokee

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Student-Athlete Features
VUCommodores.com — Black (and Gold) Swann
The Tennessean — Swann’s multi-sport background bred opportunity, hope with Vanderbilt football
Vanderbilt Hustler — QB AJ Swann is built to be Vanderbilt’s signal-caller

As a Sophomore (2023)
• Started six of six games played
• Completed 196 passes for 1,457 yards and 12 touchdowns, averaging 242.8 yards per game in 2023
• Made 14 completions in 23 attempts for 167 yards and a touchdown at Tennessee
• Completed 16 of 35 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns at UNLV, his third game this season with three passing touchdowns
• Recorded a career best 314 passing yards and three touchdowns at Wake Forest
• Recorded a career long 25-yard rush and three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) in win over Alabama A&M
• Named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Offensive Player of the Week after his performance in win over Hawai’i
• Threw 258 yards and three touchdowns in win over Hawai’i

As a Freshman (2022)
• Capped freshman season completing 58.1-percent of passes for 1,274 yards and 10 touchdowns to just two interceptions
• Threw 159 pass attempts before throwing his first interception, the longest such stretch by a Vanderbilt quarterback to open a career since at least 1996 and the longest by an SEC quarterback to open a career (at an FBS school) since 2002
• 1,274 passing yards as a freshman are the fourth-most in Vanderbilt history, trailing only the rookie seasons of Ken Seals, John Gromos and Jay Cutler
• Fewest interceptions of any FBS true freshman with at least 200 drop backs on the season, with five fewer than the next closest quarterback
• Was 10-for-18 for 127 yards and two touchdowns against South Carolina before suffering an injury
• Passed for 281 yards and two touchdowns against Ole Miss
• Recorded 255 passing yards and four touchdowns in collegiate start debut at Northern Illinois
• Named SEC Freshman of the Week for his performance against the Huskies in first start
• Was the second true freshman in the SEC to throw for at least four touchdowns in his first career start since 2002
• His passing yards at Northern Illinois were the most by a true freshman at Vanderbilt since 2000
• Became the third Vandy signal-caller of any age to throw for at least 250 yards and four touchdowns in a road game since 1996, joining Jay Cutler and Kyle Shurmur
• Came off the bench and threw for two touchdowns and 146 yards against Wake Forest
• Made collegiate debut in relief at Hawai’i, completing three passes for 51 yards
• On3 Midseason True Freshman All-American

The Swann File
• Enrolled at Vanderbilt in January 2022
• Played at Cherokee High School for head coach Josh Shaw
• Named Under Armour All-American
• Elite 11 finalist
• Rated a four-star prospect by Rivals and the No. 19 pro-style quarterback in the country
• Threw for 6,931 yards and 65 touchdowns during his prep career, completing more than 60 percent of his passes
• Majoring in medicine, health and society