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February 02, 2014
Walt, you have been gone 1 year ago today, and the Super Bowl is being played today. Isn't that ironic?
We miss you and always will, and I know you HAVE to be in Heaven!
May 19, 2013
When I was a boy you were my hero and as an adult my friend.I will never forget you,me and Roy Buchanan in San Diego and the time you lived with my family in Cohasset!
February 18, 2013
Mr.Sweeney I Idolized you in high school 71 thru 75 I was a right guard and my dad an ex player and I studied your technique and every week it delivered.
I used to pancake guys like nobodys business thanks to you. My coach even called me Mr. Sweeney.
I want you to know that in 2001 I met and married an old friend of yours Donna Jarvis from Lorton Va.
I never really believed some of her stories about you guy's until you wrote Off Guard and their she was. What are the odds that I would meet your ex. that many years later. Great book, Donna is doing well, she is very tuff,focused and successful due in part to you I am sure.
May the After Life be good to you Sir.
Godspeed
February 17, 2013
My hero!! Grew up in Cohasset and witnessed many of his amazing HS feats, in football, track, and basketball....and his strolling Sandy Beach as a life guard...Walt was truly a talent for the ages and a Hall of Famer in every way. It hurts to know he's gone...along with SallyAnne, Clark, and Eddy.

RIP Walt!!
February 13, 2013
Dear Rick and Kristin,
I met your dad whicle buying his book at the "76", on 12/27/12. We started talking. At one point he mentioned he'd like to come back to the Catholic Church and would I help him. I gave him my card and began to pray about his situation. Little did I know, he'd be meeting God so soon. I beleive his intention to do to Church has been blessed by God.
Ginnie Curran
February 12, 2013
Sweeney Family,I'm sorry for your loss of a good man. I meet MR.Sweeney when i was 9yrs. old. Walt showed me at that age,if you can help some one, do it.After all the year's that went by it was to thank him in person on Oct. 6, 2012 in La Jolla.We'll all be together again in time..P.S. I like how Walt said goodbye to the NFL, on super bowl sunday 2013,(LIGHTS OUT). HA,HA.. R.FARR, San Diego,CA.
February 12, 2013
I attended Syracuse from 62 to 64 and worked on the athletic training staff. I remember Walt as a giant of a man....along side of Ernie Davis, the first to pass from the era, along with John Mackie and Bo Nance. Some great athletes and nice guys. Sorry for your loss!
February 12, 2013
walt--

to a guy i have the utmost respect for- as a football player and a man.you were the best you fought a tough battle my friend. now it is time for you to rest in peace with your beautiful nanci and duke. we will miss you, -your friend and neighbor, jack p. battaglia and giatano battaglia.
February 11, 2013
Sorry you had to leave so soon, Walter. You were an inspiration to so many of your small-town classmates because you dared to pursue your big dreams. I wish there had been a better chance to know you in those later years. As another friend remarked, there was much more to you than we ever realized. Rest in peace.
February 11, 2013
HAPPY ARE THEY THAT MOURN,SINCE THEY WILL BE COMFORTED."..MATT.5:4...MY SINCERE SYMPATHY TO THE SWEENEY FAMILY...GQ

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One of the great Orangemen: Walt Sweeney--3rd row from top, 4th from left, #89. RIP Walt. Walter, Dad, & Ron

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