Lynn Swann, a former Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver, joined ABC Sports in 1976.
An accomplished veteran football commentator, Swann currently serves as a sideline reporter on ABC's College Football.
In January, Swann was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Swann was a member of all four Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl championship teams and the MVP of Super Bowl X in 1976. His talents have been utilized on various "Wide World of Sports" segments, horse racing, halftime and sidelines of ABC's NFL "Monday Night Football," and other diverse events.
He was the expert commentator (teaming with Keith Jackson) on ABC's coverage of the United States Football League in 1983-85. Swann also provided commentary for the bobsled competition on ABCs' coverage of the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics and for weightlifting during ABC's record-breaking coverage of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. An expert commentator for ABC's coverage of "NCAA Football" in 1983, he has been seen on coverage of the NFL Pro Bowl. He has appeared on coverage of a variety of "ABC's Wide World of Sports" events, including the English Rugby League Cup Final, the travels of the ever-popular Harlem Globetrotters in Hong Kong, and the Jeep Superstars; and he hosted coverage from 1988 to 1991 of the Iditarod sled dog race from Alaska.
Swann was the Steelers' first-round draft choice in 1974 following his graduation from the University of Southern California, where he received a degree in public relations and was a unanimous All-America choice in his senior year.
Lynn is on the national Board of Directors and is spokesman for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America (since 1980). He has created a youth scholarship program for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater school.
Swann has been the recipient of several honors and awards, both on and off the field. In 1993, he was inducted into the National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame, the Senior Bowl Hall of Fame, and was named the Best Athlete of All Time in San Mateo County, California. In 1997, Swann was the recipient of the Walter Camp Football Foundation Man of the Year Award. In 1999 he received the National Collegiate Athletic Association Silver Anniversary Award and in 2000 he was awarded the Pop Warner Little Scholars Tomlin Award and the Pittsburgh YMCA Man of the Year Award.
Swann resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.