Former NFL linebacker buys into NASCAR team

Bill Romanowski played 16 seasons in the NFL.. (getty Images)
Bill Romanowski played 16 seasons in the NFL.. (getty Images)
Bill Romanowski played 16 seasons in the NFL.. (getty Images)

Bill Romanowski, who played 16 seasons in the NFL, has signed on as a minority-owner of Swan Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series the team announced in a press release Thursday. The Boston College graduate played for the San Francisco 49ers, 1988-1993; Philadelphia Eagles, 1994-1995; Denver Broncos, 1996-2001; and Oakland Raiders, 2002-2003. He retired from Oakland in 2003. During his career he plated a record 243 consecutive games and was on the winning team for four of his five Super Bowl appearances.

Romanowski will join team owner Brandon Davis, who is leading Swan into its first full racing season.

“Bill Romanowski understands what it takes to win, which makes him a perfect fit at Swan Racing,” said majority owner Brandon Davis. “Bill is the only linebacker to start in five Super Bowls, and he did it playing for four different teams. His leadership skills and approach to successful competition will help Swan Racing become a championship contender.” MORE>>>

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