Kevin Sweeney (American football)

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Kevin Sweeney
No. 19
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1963-11-16) November 16, 1963 (age 51)
Place of birth: Bozeman, Montana
Career information
High school: Fresno Bullard (CA)
College: Fresno State
NFL draft: 1987 – 7th round – 180th pick
Career history
Career NFL statistics
TDINT: 7–6
Yards: 605
QB Rating: 61.2
Stats at NFL.com

Kevin Joseph Sweeney (born November 16, 1963) is a former American football player. A 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) quarterback from Fresno State, Sweeney was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round of the 1987 NFL Draft, the 180th pick overall. He played two years for the Cowboys, from 1987 to 1988. In 1987 he became the third ever rookie quarterback to start for the Cowboys, following Don Meredith (1960) and Roger Staubach (1969).[1]

Sweeney had the distinction of following coach Jeff Tedford as quarterback at Fresno State and finished his career with the still standing team record for passing yards in a career.[2] Sweeney wore number 9 at Fresno State as he was the youngest of nine children; his college head coach was his father, Jim Sweeney (1929–2013).[3]

College statistics[edit]

  • 1983: 166/334 for 2,359 yards with 16 TD vs 19 INT
  • 1984: 227/421 for 3,259 yards with 20 TD vs 13 INT
  • 1985: 177/295 for 2,604 yards with 14 TD vs 7 INT
  • 1986: 160/284 for 2,363 yards with 15 TD vs 9 INT

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kevin Sweeney". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.totalfootballstats.com/PassingLeaders_Career.asp?id=80
  3. ^ Olderman, Murray (November 7, 1986). "Family affair at Fresno State". Nevada Daily Mail (Nevada, Missouri). NEA. p. 10. 

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