Another heartbreaking article of information has been revealed. Former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Jim Sweeney is died. He was 60 years old when he died unexpectedly. The New York Jets released the information on Twitter.
It was published under a photo of Sweeney that Jim Sweeney and Marvin Powell had unfortunately perished. Everybody has been devastated by the information. Internet users are flooding social networking sites with passionate condolences to the duo. Check out this article to learn what occurred to him and how he died.
Nothing was revealed other than the announcement of the news. Jim Sweeney’s death cause is unclear at this time. Many reports, although, suggest that he passed from a heart attack.
It can’t be verified just now. Sweeney spent 3 seasons for the Steelers from 1996 and 1999, at the end of his career. He joined the Green and White after being drafted in the 3rd round of the 1984 NFL Draft out of Pitt. Sweeney played with the Seattle Seahawks for one season.
Sweeney was a versatile player who played tackle, center, and guard throughout his career. For the Jets, he once played 158 consecutive matches. “Jim was your classic Pittsburgher.”
Former colleague and Jets radio commentator Marty Lyons informed NewYorkJets.com that he was tough. Every single day was a challenge practicing against him.
Each and every Sunday, he was trustworthy. But the moment he crossed the line, he transformed into someone else.
Sweeney, who was born in Pittsburgh in 1962, studied Seton-La Salle in the South Hills until going to Pitt, where he played tight end and all over the offensive line for the first 2 seasons. He was named second-team All-American as a senior in 1983.
Sweeney was named to the NFL All-Rookie team in 1984. He played in 228 games throughout his 16-year career, earning 46 with the Steelers. He spent 3 seasons with the Steelers, mostly as a backup in the latter part of his career.
Social networking sites have been filled with tributes and sympathy messages. Supporters and dear ones have come out to express their grief at the situation. Alltrendyposts also pays respect to him and sends sympathy to his family.