Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Argonauts on July 15, 2012.
2012: Signed as a free agent by the Edmonton Eskimos on June 24...Released by Edmonton on July 10... Signed by Toronto on July 15... Dressed in 14 regular season games for Toronto... Week 4, Started in first game as an Argonaut as K/P and punted 10 times for 454 yards…Had 5 kickoffs for 341 yards…Hit one 1 of 2 field goal attempts from 17 yards in win over Winnipeg…Week 6, Started at K/P and punted seven times for a total of 297 yards…Converted 3 of 3 field goals in a loss against BC...Week 8, started at K/P and punted 4 times for a total of 203 yards...Converted 5 of 5 field goals in a win at Calgary…Week 12, started at P/K and completed 3 out of 4 field goals, punted 6 times for 271 yards and kicked off 3 times for 199 yards…Rushed once for 15 yards in a loss at BC…2012 Playoffs Started at K/P and converted 2 of 3 field goals in a win against Edmonton in Eastern Semi-Final…Started at K/P and converted 3 of 3 field goals in a win at Montreal in Eastern Final…2012 Grey Cup Started at K/P and converted 2 of 2 field goals in a win against Calgary.
2011: Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers in February…Released by Pittsburgh on September 2.
2010: Signed as a free agent by the Oakland Raiders on April 13...Released by the Oakland Raiders on September 4, 2010.
2009: Signed by the Detroit Lions as a free agent and attended training camp…Released by the Detroit Lions on August 26.
College: Played four seasons at Alabama at Birmingham (2005-08)…2008 Started all 12 games for the Blazers…Finished the season third in the Conference USA in field goals made (19), fifth in punts (55) and punt yards (2,396 yards)…2007 Played in all 12 games as the teams kicker and punter…Named First-Team All-Conference USA by media and Second-Team selection by conference’s head coaches…Named a finalist for the Lou Groza Award…Punted 69 times for 2,859 yards (41.4 AVG)…Made 22 of 28 field goals (78.6 FG%)…Hit 8 of 10 attempted field goals from 40-49 yards and 3 of 4 for 50 plus yards…Scored a total of 87 points on the season…Finished season ranked ninth in NCAA in field goals made (22)…2006 Appeared in eight games for the Blazers as the team kickoff specialist and “long field goal specialist”…Made 9 of 12 attempted field goals…Compiled a total of 34 points…Finished season ranked third in field goal percentage…2005 Appeared in two games for the Blazers as a kickoff specialist…Named to Conference USA Commissioner’s Honour Roll.
Personal: Swayze is the son of Susan and Joel Waters. He attended Jackson Prep in Jackson, Mississippi, where he was the kicker, wide receiver and punter. Swayze was the team’s leading receiving for three years. In his senior year, he was named an all-state selection and the team’s Most Valuable Player after having 35 catches for 813 yards and 10 touchdowns and kicking 14 field goals. He was also a member of Jackson Prep’s baseball and track teams.