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Jim Schwantz

Born: Jan 23, 1970

Birthplace: Arlington Heights

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Jim Schwantz

Date of Birth : Jan 23, 1970
Birth Place : Arlington Heights

James William Schwantz is the Mayor of Palatine, Illinois. He is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, and the San Francisco 49ers. He went to the Pro Bowl after the 1996 NFL season as a special teams player. Schwantz played college football at Purdue University. He is a notable graduate of William Fremd High School in Palatine, Illinois. Schwantz is also a contributor to the WBBM 780AM Chicago Bears Broadcast Team along with former players Jay Hilgenberg and Tom Thayer, plus announcers Jeff Joniak and Ron Gleason. During the 1996 NFL season, he set the Dallas Cowboys single-season record for special teams tackles with 32. The Cowboys started keeping that stat in 1990. Jim Schwantz played in 78 NFL games and was credited with 39 tackles, amounting to half a tackle per game. He made 35 of his tackles in his three years with Dallas. He also made the Pro Bowl in 1996 and won the Super Bowl.


  • Politician
  • Football player

Also known as

  • James William Schwantz


  • Brenda Schwantz


  • Austin Schwantz
  • Ashlynne Schwantz
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