Boston College Football 2014: Tom Sweeney, TE


Yesterday, we featured the Boston College Eagles’ Mike Strizak, from Don Bosco. Today, it’s freshman tight end Tom Sweeney, also from Don Bosco.

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The New Jersey prep school scene has been a reliable pipeline for Boston College since the days of yore, and Sweeney was one of the latest to make the trip from the Garden State to the Bay State.

At Don Bosco as a senior, Sweeney was an all-league and all-county tight end who received for well over 500 yards. He also participated in the National Underclassmen Combine and was named the best of the tight ends present.

Tom Sweeney committed to the Eagles on June 23, 2013, joining what would ultimately be a class of 28 newcomers, non-inclusive of transfers.

As is the case with all the new faces, it is up to the coaches to figure out roles for them. What will be Tom Sweeney’s function in 2014?

Tom Sweeney: Fast Facts

  • Position: Tight end
  • Hometown: Ramsey, New Jersey
  • High School: Don Bosco Preparatory High School, Ramsey, NJ
  • Measurements: 6-foot-5, 220 lb.
  • Class year at 2014 opener: Freshman
  • BC games played: 0

Tom Sweeney: 2013 Season (HS)

  • All-county tight end
  • Cumulative statistics: 27 rec., 539 yards, 5 TD
  • Did not appear on Spring 2014 roster

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At 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds, at least according to Boston College’s official spring statistics, Sweeney is tall and relatively thin. He’s no rail at 220, but something like 250 is probably a realistic target, and what he would probably need to be.

He has likely bulked up a bit since he started working out at Boston College, but this is nothing that a redshirt year can’t fix. Expect to see Sweeney on the scout team this season.

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