Indiana Football adds DL Jovan Swann


The Indiana football program announced on Wednesday that defensive lineman Jovan Swann will join the Hoosiers as a graduate transfer from Stanford University. A 6-2, 270-pounder out of Center Grove High School, Swann earned his degree in human biology, is admitted to the IU Kelley School of Business MBA Management program and will have one year of eligibility.

“We are pleased to welcome Javon to our program,” head coach Tom Allen said. “He is a young man from just up the road who started the last couple of years at Stanford. Javon’s a very mature, sound player who will make our team better. He brings us tremendous leadership and production.”

Swann owns 85 tackles, 49 solo, 11.5 sacks (45 yards), 18.5 for loss (57 yards), nine quarterback hurries, three pass breakups, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception and one blocked field goal in 39 games (19 starts).  

The Greenwood, Ind., native started nine times and played in all 12 games in 2019, when he finished second on the team with 5.5 sacks and fourth with eight stops for loss.

En route to 2018 All-Pac-12 honorable-mention accolades, Swann shared second on the Cardinal with 4.5 sacks and fourth with seven TFLs in 10 starts (13 games).

The two-time Pac-12 All-Academic honoree played in 14 games in 2017, and he arrived in Pal Alto in 2016.

Swann was a two-time, first-team all-state and all-conference selection at Center Grove, where he was named the state’s 2015 Defensive Player of the Year and led the program to the 6A championship. He was ranked the No. 5 prospect in Indiana by ESPN and collected 64 tackles, 16.5 for loss and 6.5 sacks over his three-year career.

Swann’s parents are Jolanda and Mario Swann Sr., and his brother, Mario Swann Jr., played safety for the Hoosiers (2013-15).

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