Georgia Tech football linebacker Bruce Jordan-Swilling balances a learning curve and a legacy in his freshman season
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High School: Rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals and Scout … Tabbed as the nation’s No. 9-ranked inside linebacker by Rivals … Member of the prestigious “ESPN 300” as the 193rd-ranked player in the nation … Two-time first-team all-state selection … Played running back throughout his prep career, rushing for 5,393 yards and 83 touchdowns over the course of his career, including 1,716 yards and 28 touchdowns as a senior and 2,062 yards and 34 touchdowns as a junior … Helped lead Brother Martin to state semifinals in 2014 and 2016 and a quarterfinals appearance in 2015 … Coached by Mark Bonis … Selected to participate in the Army All-American Bowl following his senior campaign and tallied four tackles (second most on the team).
Personal: Full name is Bruce Lee Jordan-Swilling ... Born Sept. 22, 1997 ... Son of Pat and Robin Swilling… Father, Pat Swilling, played defensive line for Georgia Tech from 1982-85, was a first-team all-American in 1985, continues to hold Tech’s all-time record with 15 single-season sacks (’85) and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009 … Selected by the New Orleans Saints in the third round of the 1986 NFL Draft, Pat Swilling went on to be a two-time first-team All-Pro, two-time second-team All-Pro, five-time Pro Bowler and the NFL sacks leader and Defensive Player of the Year in 1991 … Pat Swilling was teammates at Georgia Tech with the fathers of current Yellow Jackets Bailey Ivemeyer (John Ivemeyer), Kyle Cerge-Henderson (Kevin Henderson), T.D. Roof (Ted Roof - Georgia Tech’s current defensive coordinator) ... Pat Swilling was also teammates at Georgia Tech with current athletics director Todd Stansbury ... Jordan’s uncles, Darrell and Ken Swilling, also played at Georgia Tech from 1988-91 and were members of the Yellow Jackets’ 1990 national championship team ... His brother, Tre Swilling, is a freshman defensive back for the Yellow Jackets ... Lists playing with his brother as his most memorable athletic accomplishment ... Older brother, Pat, played basketball at Tulsa ... Jordan is majoring in industrial management.
Tackles: 11 at Virginia, Nov. 4, 2017
Solo Tackles: 6 at Virginia, Nov. 4, 2017
Tackles for Loss: 1.0, twice - last at Virginia, Nov. 4, 2017Forced Fumbles: 1 at Virginia, Nov. 4, 2017
Fumble Recoveries: 1 at Virginia, Nov. 4, 2017
Interceptions: 1 at Virginia, Nov. 4, 2017
Pass Breakups: 1 vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 23, 2017
Quarterback Hurries: 1 at No. 7 Clemson, Oct. 28, 2017
Touchdowns: 1 at Virginia, Nov. 4, 2017