D'Andre Swift is in Hall of Fame company after career day
D’Andre Swift is in Pro Football Hall of Fame company.
The former Georgia standout rushed for a career-high 116 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries in a 34-16 Detroit victory over Jacksonville. Swift is the first Lions rookie since Barry Sanders in 1989 to rush for at least 100 yards and score two touchdowns in a game.
Swift made the most of his increased workload. Detroit has a crowded backfield that includes Adrian Peterson, Kerryon Johnson and Bo Scarbrough. Ahead of the game, Swift compared the situation to being back at RBU in Athens.
With only so many touches to go around in the Motor City, Swift had just rushed 12 times for 42 yards and a TD through the first four games of the 2020 season.
“It comes with during the week, my preparation,” Swift said of his increased role and production Sunday, per the team’s official website. “Just allowing them to see me run the plays that are called and trust in me so we can get this thing rolling.”
We’ll see if Swift can keep it going next Sunday when he returns to the Peach State as the Lions travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons.