Rod Sweeting

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Rod Sweeting
Rod Sweeting 2012.jpg
Sweeting in 2012
No. 44     Buffalo Bills
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-09-28) September 28, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: Locust Grove (GA) Luella
College: Georgia Tech
Undrafted in 2013
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Practice squad
Career highlights and awards

Roderick Hilary Sweeting (born September 28, 1990) is an American football cornerback playing for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

High School[edit]

Sweeting attended Luella High School in Locust Grove, Georgia. He was named an 2008 Georgia Class 5A first team all-state selection, and a two-time first team all-region, and also earned Golden Helmet Award for academic and athletic performance and was team MVP in 2008. He had 36 receptions for 723 yards and 10 TD's as a senior, while defensively, he recorded 58 tackles and two interceptions and also served as a kickoff and punt returner. In his junior season, he recorded 58 tackles, one interception, one blocked field goal, one fumble recovery and a 99-yard kickoff return. He earned three varsity letters in football and served two years as team captain.

Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated as the 45th best cornerback in the nation.[1] He accepted a scholarship from Georgia Tech over offers from Mississippi State, West Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

College career[edit]

As a true freshman in 2009, he was one of seven true freshmen to see action. He played in all 14 games as a reserve in the secondary and on special teams, and recorded eight tackles including seven solos. In 2011, he played in all 13 games, recording 38 tackles (27 solo tackles) and one tackle for loss, one interception and one fumble recovery, while his seven pass break-ups ranked second on the team. As a junior, he started all 13 games at cornerback. His three interceptions tied for the team lead and ranked tied for 10th in the ACC and was tied for fifth in the ACC in pass break-ups (10). He recorded 56 tackles (37 solos), three tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery while earning an all-conference honorable mention selection. In his senior season, he played and started in all 14 games, and was the Most Valuable Player of the 2012 Hyundai Sun Bowl. He recorded 58 tackles including 42 solo tackles, produced six tackles for loss and a sack, had one interception, a team-high seven pass break-ups and recovered one fumble.

Professional career[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Sweeting played in the East–West Shrine Game and was timed as one of the fastest cornerbacks at the NFL Scouting Combine.[2] He was rated as a mid-to-late round prospect in the 2013 NFL Draft,[3] but he was not drafted. An undrafted free agent, he was signed by the New Orleans Saints on April 27, 2013. The Saints released Sweeting on August 26, 2014.[4] On November 4, 2014 he was signed by the Buffalo Bills to their practice squad.[5]

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