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Lynn Swann Takes Ballet

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Lynn Swann Takes Ballet

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The Hall of Fame wideout for the Pittsburgh Steelers back in the 1970s and 80s was commonly depicted as one of the most graceful wide receivers to ever play the game. Turns out Swann's incredible footwork and ability to glide across the football field was the product of a heavy dedication to ballet classes, which he used as part of his training throughout his NFL career. His love of dance even led him to serve on the board of directors of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre after he retired.

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Photo via steelersonly.com

The Hall of Fame wideout for the Pittsburgh Steelers back in the 1970s and 80s was commonly depicted as one of the most graceful wide receivers to ever play the game. Turns out Swann's incredible footwork and ability to glide across the football field was the product of a heavy dedication to ballet classes, which he used as part of his training throughout his NFL career. His love of dance even led him to serve on the board of directors of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre after he retired.


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