D’Andre Swift believes that he can hit 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 rushing receiving yards for the Detroit Lions.The wide receiver said,”I know that. I know with Duce (Lions’ RB coach), the way he coaches me and how I know what I can bring to this team, it can be done,” when said that it is a rare feat to achieve. Only three men: Roger Craig in 1985, Marshall Faulk in 1999, and Christian McCaffrey in 2019, have amassed 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in a single season.

Who is D’Andre Swift?

D’Andre Swift is an American football wide receiver for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). Born on April 24, 1999, he played college football at Georgia and was drafted by the Lions in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. 

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Swift was Georgia’s third running back as a freshman in 2017, trailing eventual NFL starters Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. He gained 597 yards and three touchdowns on 73 carries. The 23-year-old had a string of four straight games with a rushing touchdown as a junior and five games with over 100 rushing yards. In 14 games, he accumulated 196 carries for 1,218 rushing yards, seven rushing touchdowns, and 24 receptions for 216 receiving yards and one touchdown.

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In the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, Swift was drafted by the Detroit Lions with the 35th overall choice. The WR and the Lions agreed to a four-year, $8.5 million contract on July 13, 2020.

Swift made his professional debut against the Chicago Bears on September 13, 2020, and scored his first career rushing touchdown. However, he also missed a touchdown throw that would have won the game in the final seconds. Swift became the first Lions rookie running back to dash for 100 or more yards and score two touchdowns in a game since Barry Sanders in 1989 on October 18 during Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Swift had 114 carries for 521 running yards and eight rushing touchdowns at the end of the 2020 season. He also had 46 receptions for 357 receiving yards and two receiving scores in 13 games.

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For the 2021 season, Swift and Jamaal Williams joined the Lions’ backfield. Swift amassed more than 100 yards from scrimmage in four of the season’s first eight games. Swift racked up 130 and 136 rushing yards in Weeks 10 and 11 vs the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns, respectively.