2009: 12 games, 19 catches, 172 yards, 1 TD, 9.1 YPC
2010: 13 games, 72 catches, 825 yards, 4 TDs, 11.5 YPC
2011: 13 games, 89 catches, 1,207 yards, 11 TDs, 13.6 YPC
2012: 13 games, 72 catches, 913 yards, 8 TDs, 12.7 YPC
As a true freshman in 2009, Swope played primarily special teams, but he also saw playing time as a reserve wideout. That season, Swope finished with just 19 catches for 172 yards and a single touchdown.
In his sophomore season, Swope’s role expanded greatly, allowing him to reel in a school-record 72 passes for 825 yards and four touchdowns. He only had three 100-yard performances in 2010, but he caught three or more passes in every game except for two. In the AT&T Cotton Bowl, Swope caught five passes for 45 yards.
As a junior in 2011, Swope’s statistics ballooned even further, as he collected 89 grabs for 1,207 yards and 11 touchdowns. Against Baylor, Swope caught four touchdown passes (a career high) and broke 200 yards receiving on 11 completions. Against Northwestern in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, he caught eight passes for 105 yards in a 33-22 win.
In 2012, Swope’s final season at Texas A&M, his statistics dipped slightly, matching his sophomore season mark of 72 catches, while also adding 913 yards and eight touchdowns. He delivered for the Aggies in a 41-13 win over Oklahoma in the AT&T Cotton Bowl, catching eight passes for 104 yards and a touchdown.
Swope averaged more than 10 yards per catch in each of his final three seasons at Texas A&M. That number peaked during his junior year, when he averaged 13.6 yards per catch.