Walter F. Sweeney


Walter Francis Sweeney Walt, 71, of San Diego, CA , formerly of Cohasset on Feb. 2, 2013 died at his home with his children at his side. Walt achieved fame as a nine time all pro in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers and Washington Redskins. He was the number one draft choice of the Chargers...

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When I was 16 years old, I helped coach a Little League team that Rick was playing on. Naturally I was a little starstruck by Walt's presence but he was such a genuinely nice guy and treated me very well. I'll never forget when he and a couple of his buddies treated me and the other coaches to an evening at a Padre game to say "thanks" for coaching Rick. I won't go into all the details but it was the first time in my life I was "86'ed" from a bar. You were a good guy,...

It's been many years. Thanks for your help and for many great memories for me, Jason & Dillion. We will never forget you Walt & Nanci. Love you!
Brandi, Jason & Dillion

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!

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!

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...

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!!

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

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.