Allyson Swailes

Allyson Swailes
Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2013-2014
Jersey Number: 98
Nickname: Ally
Position: DL
Age: 29
Height: 6-2
Weight: 250
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
College: Bowie State University
Occupation: Teacher; Coach; Mental Health Counselor


Allyson Swailes Q&A

Who was your childhood idol? Why?
My brother…he always worked hard to get what he needed accomplished.
Who is your biggest supporter?
My mom.
If you could have a conversation with anyone, dead or alive, who would you choose? Why?
My niece…she passed away before I could get to know her.
Who is your favorite NFL player? Why?
Brian Orakpo…he is one of the best defensive ends in the NFL.
What are your favorite hobbies or special interests?
Flag football, video games, and writing poetry.
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite book?
To Kill a Mockingbird.
Who is your favorite musician?
Celine Dion.
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Smart, funny, outgoing.
What are your lifetime aspirations?
To become a successful mental health counselor and open my own clinic. I would also like to become a head basketball coach in college.
What was the first sport you ever played?
What is your favorite sports memory?
When I scored my 1,000th point in college.
How did you get into women’s tackle football?
Jimmien Strong recommended it to me.
If you could play any other position, which one would you choose? Why?
Tight end…I can block and I have great hands.
What teammate best embodies the Divas spirit?
Donna Wilkinson.
Why do you play women’s tackle football?
I like contact and competitive sports.
What does it mean to you to be a D.C. Diva?
A woman that is strong and independent.