Granted free agency on February 11, 2014 and re-signed with the Toronto Argonauts on February 12, 2014.
2014: Started all 18 regular season games for Toronto…punted 136 times for 6,483 yards (47.7 AVG) and hit 47 of 52 field goal attempts (90.4%) en route to being named the CFL’s & East Divisions Most Outstanding Special Teams Player and a CFL & East Division All-Star
2013: Started 8 regular season games for Toronto at K/P…Added to the 9-game injured list between weeks 2-10 after a leg injury in Week 1…Finished the season good on 18 of 25 field goal attempts (72.0%), LG 50, scored on 21 converts and scored 10 total singles (5 MFG, 1 Kickoff and 4 Punt)…Had 45 punts for 2094 yards (46.5 AVG), LG 80…Recorded 41 kickoffs for 2,650 yards (64.6 AVG), LG 77…Made 4 ST tackles…2013 Playoffs Started at K/P in Eastern Final loss vs. Hamilton…Had 6 punts for 308 yards (51.3 AVG), LG 60…Made 4 kickoffs for 270 yards (67.5 AVG), LG 72…Was good on 1 of 1 field goal attempt from 28 yards.
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.
Swayze and his wife Kendal have three dogs named Georgia, Dakota and Tucker. He is the son of Susan and Joel Waters and attended Jackson Prep in Jackson, Mississippi, where he played kicker, wide receiver and punter. Swayze was the team’s leading receiving for three years. In his senior year, he was an All-State selection and the team’s Most Valuable Player. He was also a member of Jackson Prep’s baseball and track teams. Swayze writes a blog on swayzewaters.com and works full-time with The Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Mississippi in the off-season.
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