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Bruce Jordan-Swilling Earns Amateur Athlete of the Month Honor
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Bruce Jordan-Swilling, a star running back for Brother Martin High School, has been selected as the Greater New Orleans Amateur Athlete of the Month for September. The monthly award-winners are chosen in voting by the Greater New Orleans Sports Award Selection Committee, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Greater New Orleans Amateur Athletes of the Month
During the first four games of the season, all victories, Jordan-Swilling rushed for 993 yards on 110 carries and scored 20 touchdowns. That included a game against St. Stanislaus in which the 215-pound junior rushed for 333 yards (the third most in N.O. prep history) on 17 carries and scored seven (7) touchdowns in a 68-21 win on the road. He followed that with a 271-yard performance in a 44-41 win over Karr. In that game, Jordan-Swilling scored five touchdowns and had two others nullified by penalties. He also had three scores in a district win over John Curtis and four in a victory over Plaquemine.
The Greater New Orleans Sports Selection Committee has been selecting an Amateur Athlete of the Month each month since 1958. The athlete must be a native of the greater New Orleans area or must compete for a team in the metropolitan region in order to be eligible. Each of the monthly award winners will be honored in the summer at the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony, hosted by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.