Garrett Swanson
Garrett  Swanson


Riverside, Calif.

High School:
Martin Luther King HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 230




'Dogs Picked to Win MW West Division, Five Named Preseason All-Conference

In the second season of divisional play for the conference, Fresno State is picked to win the West


Fifty Bulldogs Selected as Mountain West Scholar-Athletes

Fresno State's soccer and volleyball soccer squads led the way with six and five honors, respectively.


Garrett Swanson Named to Ray Guy Award Watch List

Award honors the nation's top punter


Fifty Bulldogs Selected as Mountain West Scholar-Athletes

Fresno State's soccer and volleyball soccer squads led the way with six and five honors, respectively.


71 Bulldogs Named 2012-13 MW Scholar Athletes

A total of 71 Fresno State student-athletes were honored as part of a league-record 623 Mountain West scholar athletes.


Fresno State vs. UNLV (10/16/15)

Fresno State vs. UNLV (10/16/15)


Southern Utah at Fresno State (USA Today)

Fresno State defeats Southern Utah; photos by Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Last updated on April 4, 2016

2015 (Senior): Named the team’s special teams player of the year at the season-ending banquet … played in all 12 games, handling the punting, place-holding on field goals and kickoff duties for the Bulldogs … punted 67 times for an average of 42.2 yards per punt … had a long punt of 63 yards on the season that came in the San Diego State road contest, a game in which he punted 10 times for an average of 42.5 yards with three over 50 and two that were downed inside the opposing 20-yard line … downed 18 total punts inside the opposing 20, had 15 boots of over 50 yards, 27 punts that were fair caught and just three of his 67 punts went for touchbacks in 2015 … of his 54 kickoffs on the year, 25 of them went for touchbacks … averaged 50 yards on five punts in the Sept. 19 game against No. 21 Utah … downed a season-high three punts inside the opposing 20-yard line in two games, first at No. 14 Ole Miss and again at BYU.

2014 (Junior): Named to the 2014 Academic All-Mountain West team ... served as the primary punter and kickoff specialist in all 14 games ... punted 82 times for an average of 40.7 yards, amounting to 3,341 yards ... had a season-long punt of 65 yards on Sept. 13 against Nebraska, a game in which 12 punts were attempted, one shy of the school record ... the 12 punts that went for 495 yards rank tied as the second-most punts in MW history and stood tied for second-most punts in a single-game that season in the FBS, the 495 yards are the third-most in MW history ... of the 82 punts, 26 (31.7 percent) were inside the 20 while 32 (39.0 percent) were fair caught and only three (3.7 percent) went for touchbacks ... 23 of his punts were returned for an average of 8.1 yards ... season-best single-game average was 47.4 vs. San Diego State on Oct. 3 -- the mark ranks as the fifth-best average in the MW for attempts in conference games only ... named Preseason All-MW and to the Ray Guy Award and CFPA Punter Trophy watch lists.

2013 (Sophomore): Honorable mention All-Mountain West selection ... named to the Mountain West All-Academic team and to the 2013-14 Mountain West Scholar-Athlete for having a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA ... punted 53 times for an average of 43.1 yards per punt, which ranked fourth in the Mountain West ... helped Fresno State net 40.7 yards per punt on the season, which led the Mountain West and ranked No. 8 in the FBS ... registered nine punts of 50 or more yards with a long punt of 69 yards in the Las Vegas Bowl vs. USC ... that 69-yard punt was the longest in a bowl game in Fresno State history, the longest in the history of the Las Vegas Bowl and the second longest in a bowl game in Mountain West history ... of his 53 punts, 14 were downed inside the 20-yard line (26.4 percent), 26 were fair caught (49.1 percent), only three went for touchbacks (5.7 percent) and just nine were returned (17 percent) for an average of only 3.0 yards ... had eight kickoffs on the season, all in the Nov. 9 game at Wyoming, and six of the eight went for touchbacks ... also served as the teams holder on PAT and field goals.

2012 (Freshman): Named to the 2012 Mountain West All-Academic team and received the 2012-13 Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award ... handled the kickoff duties all season long ... had 25 touchbacks on 88 kickoffs (28.4 percent of the time) ... recorded two tackles on the year.

High School: Named first-team All-State by Scout.com, second-team All-State by MaxPreps.com and third-team All-State via ESPN.com ... averaged 46.8 yards per punt, which was second-best in California and registered fifth-best in the nation ... was 9-for-12 in field goal attempts, including an Inland Empire League record 60-yard long field goal ... named team MVP and team captain ... scholar-athlete all four years of high school.

Personal: Born in Riverside, Calif. ... son of Roland and Jackie Swanson ... has one brother, Ian ... kinesiology-exercise science major.


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