Walt Sweeney, Chargers and Redskins Guard

February 4th, 2013  |  Published in Player Deaths

Walt Sweeney 1969 Glendale StampWalt Sweeney, a guard from 1963 to 1975 for the San Diego Chargers and Washington Redskins, passed away on February 2. Sweeney was an AFL All-Star or NFL Pro Bowler for nine straight seasons, and he was elected to the Chargers Hall of Fame in 1981. There is a tribute to Sweeney on the Syracuse Post-Standard web site. Also see the Tales From the American League blog for an article comparing Sweeney’s career to the careers of two members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Sweeney is pictured here on his 1969 Glendale Stamp. He appeared on numerous other cards and stamps, as well. You can see all of them in the Vintage Football Card Gallery.

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