Walt Sweeney


Walt Sweeney

Pro Football player


DateOfBirth=Birth date and age|1941|4|18|mf=y
Birthplace=flagicon|USA Cohasset, Massachusetts
DateOfDeath=
Jersey=78
Position=Guard
College=Syracuse
AFLDraftedYear=1963
AFLDraftedRound=1 / Pick 2
NFLDraftedYear=1963
NFLDraftedRound=8 / Pick 107
(by the Cleveland Browns)
DatabaseFootball=SWEENWAL01
NFL=SWE415289
PFR=SweeWa00
Stats=y
ProBowls=AFL All-Star 1964, 1965,
1966, 1967, 1968, 1969
NFL Pro Bowl 1970, 1971, 1972
Honors=AFL All-Time 2nd Team
Awards=
Records=
years=1963-1969
1970-1973
1974-1975
teams=AFL San Diego Chargers
NFL San Diego Chargers
NFL Washington Redskins
HOF=

Walter Francis Sweeney (born April 18, 1941 in Cohasset, Massachusetts) is a former American football offensive lineman, who played college football at Syracuse University, where he made the school's all-century team. He also played in the North-South Game and the College All-Star Game. A first-round draft pick of the San Diego Chargers in 1963, Sweeney helped them win the American Football League championship.

A premier guard, he was versatile enough to fill in at virtually any offensive line position. Sweeney was named to All-Star teams and Pro Bowls for nine consecutive years at offensive guard, beginning with the 1964 AFL All-Star Team, and in 1970 was selected to the All-Time All-AFL second team.

ee also

*Other American Football League players

External links

* [http://www.conigliofamily.com/Chargers.htm#WALTSWEENEY Sweeney's citation on AFL Hall of Fame website]


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