- Walt Sweeney
Pro Football player
DateOfBirth=Birth date and age|1941|4|18|mf=y
AFLDraftedRound=1 / Pick 2
NFLDraftedRound=8 / Pick 107
ProBowls=AFL All-Star 1964, 1965,
1966, 1967, 1968, 1969
NFL Pro Bowl 1970, 1971, 1972
Honors=AFL All-Time 2nd Team
San Diego Chargers
NFL San Diego Chargers
Walter Francis Sweeney (born
April 18, 1941in Cohasset, Massachusetts) is a former American football offensive lineman, who played college footballat Syracuse University, where he made the school's all-century team. He also played in the North-South Gameand the College All-Star Game. A first-round draft pick of the San Diego Chargersin 1963, Sweeney helped them win the American Football Leaguechampionship.
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 1964AFL All-Star Team, and in 1970 was selected to the All-Time All-AFL second team.
* [http://www.conigliofamily.com/Chargers.htm#WALTSWEENEY Sweeney's citation on AFL Hall of Fame website]
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