Former University of Wyoming running back Titus Swen will have a chance to make an NFL roster after the Indianapolis Colts signed the 5-foot-9, 204-pound as an undrafted free agent.
Swen, who led the Cowboys as the team’s featured back last season, was dismissed from the program by Head Coach Craig Bohl before their bowl game this past season.
Swen told Cowboy State Daily after his dismissal that he planned to enter the transfer portal and play for another college program for his senior season, saying that UW “just ain’t fit my style.”
Swen will have an uphill battle to make the Colts’ final 53-man roster, but could compete for a spot on the team’s practice squad.
“Swen has offered steady rush production for Wyoming over the last two seasons despite possessing average size and play speed,” Zierlein wrote. “He runs with patience and has the foot quickness to find his cuts quickly, but he needs to change his tempo more frequently to keep linebackers guessing.
“He’s a tough runner, but doesn’t have the frame or power to batter NFL tacklers. Swen has attributes to work with, but a lack of third-down talent could make it tough for him to stick on a roster.”
How He Left UW
After learning of his dismissal from the team, Swen praised the Wyoming football family, saying it’s “a good program.”
Bohl announced Swen’s dismissal in a short press released in November, saying simply he was kicked off the team for “violations of team rules.”
The move came less than two weeks removed from Swen posting a career-high 212-yard game in a Nov. 19 loss to Boise State.
He rushed for 75 yards in a 30-0 loss in the Cowboys’ final regular season game against Fresno State and finished his UW career 10th on the program’s all-time rushing list with 2,173 career yards. He had 1,039 yards in his final college season for UW.
Neither Swen nor Bohl would say more about the violation of team rules that led to his being kicked off the team.
“Swen’s personal conduct is below the standard necessary to be a member of Cowboy Football,” the coach said in his press release.
For his part, Swen told Cowboy State Daily he didn’t have any hard feelings toward Bohl or UW.
“We just didn’t see eye to eye when it came to game planning,” he said.
He also told UW fans that he appreciates “all the love and support, and wouldn’t want it any other way.
“I just hope everybody lives life, and don’t let anybody dictate your future — just go and get it.”
Swen will now have a chance to follow his own advance as an unrestricted free agent for the Colts.