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Hall inductees ‘dream, believe’

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“First, I dreamed about being able to do it, then I went out and did it.

“If somebody told me I couldn’t achieve something, then you better believe that’s one of the major things that motivated me to be able to do it.”

Swilling and Mitchell also attributed their success to the undying support of their parents.

“I’m here in this room tonight as part of this induction class because of my mom and dad,” said Swilling, who played a dozen seasons in the NFL. “They always believed I could achieve great things and they supported me all through my career. Without them, I wouldn’t be here.”

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