O.J. Swanigan
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Elk Grove, Calif.

High School:
Laguna Creek HS '01

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 162

Position:
RB

Major:
Managerial Economics

2003: Appeared in 8 games, starting 7... Finished 2nd on team in rushing (behind Antar Mahasin) with 86 carries for 431 yards and 6 TDs... Also reeled in 11 catches for 63 yards and another score... Needs just 400 yards to break into UC Davis' career top 10 in rushing yards... Posted season highs of 22 carries and 136 rushing yards against North Dakota State... Selected as team's Offensive Player of the Week after that game... Ran for 2 TDs in each of the last two games... Also caught 4 passes for 54 yards and a TD vs. Central Washington, giving him 121 all-purpose yards in the win.

2002: Co-winner (with Dan Elbanna) of team's MIKE WISE AWARD for outstanding freshman... Appeared in all 12 games, finishing 2nd on team with 491 rushing yards on 106 carries... Scored 6 total TDs (5 rush, 1 receiving)... Compiled season bests of 31 carries and 178 yards in rainy regular-season finale at Western Washington... Voted as team's co-Offensive Player of the Week (along with Elihu Vann) for that game... Combined with Vann for 310 rushing yards, a school single-game record for a tandem... Made lone start the following weekend in NCAA first round at Central Washington, scoring a pair of TDs... First collegiate TD was a 5-yarder in 4th quarter at Grand Valley State... Named as team's Offensive Player of the Week after opener with Lakers... Scored all 5 rushing TDs in road games... Lone receiving TD was a 24-yarder from Ryan Flanigan vs. North Dakota State.

2001: Redshirted.

LAGUNA CREEK HS '01: Three-year captain and team MVP... Earned first team All-Delta League honors... Scholar-Athlete honoree by the Sacramento Chapter of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame... Named second team all-city as a kick returner by the Sacramento Bee in 2000.

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 19, 1983 in Sacramento, Calif.... Mechanical engineering major... Parents are O.J. & Lesa Swanigan... Full name is Orintheo James Swanigan... Lists Emmitt Smith as his sports hero, his parents as non-sports heroes... Says he would change his sport by allowing just running, no passing... Career highlight was scoring four touchdowns in one game.