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WATCH/READ: Arizona State Tight End Messiah Swinson Chats Camp T, Evolution as a Pass Catcher

Tight end Messiah Swinson is going into his second year with the Sun Devils in perhaps the deepest position group on the team.

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ASU returns the 6-foot-8 Swinson, Jalin Conyers and Bryce Pierre form an elite tight end room in a dynamic new offense under Kenny Dillingham.

After transferring over from Missouri, where he saw limited playing time, before last season, Swinson logged 15 catches for 185 yards and touchdowns for the Sun Devils in 2022.

With his big 6-8, 255-pound frame, the senior is proud of his growth at receiving the ball.

“I feel like I’ve grown so much as a pass catcher just so much,” Swinson said. “Last year, I caught more passes that I had ever caught in any season combined that I have ever played in. I learned so much from (2022 tight ends) coach (Juston) Wood and (2022 offensive coordinator) coach Glenn (Thomas) and all those guys. Having coach Wood as a tight ends coach was the first time I really got to learn how to run routes, just pass concepts. Before that, I was never really taught that.”

As for now, fall camp is right around the corner and so is a trip to Camp Totozona (Camp T).

“It’s an experience that not many other people can say that they have,” Swinson said. “Some teams prior to this, those are the only people in the world that can say, ‘I went to Camp T with Arizona State.’ So I think it’s a blessing. It really is like an honor to be able to do that.”

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Brendan Mau is a college sports insider and general assignment reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on Twitter via @Brendan_Mau

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