Ramsey, NJ | 6044 | 260 | 4.78E | 2019
Big, stocky tight end with some intriguing athleticism. He won’t out run anyone but he will surely run over someone, Fred Flintstone style. He shows dependable hands, is a solid route runner and is built like a wrecking ball. A lethal weapon on the playaction; he possesses the natural knack to find the open seams in the defense and barrels over defenders in the open field. His blocking technique is not fundamentally sound but he is strong, aggressive and physical, so he can be coached up on technique—he saw limited action early on during his Eagles playing career due to subpar blocking ability. Shades of Mark Bavaro style of play, albeit a much lesser version, as this player will likely have to earn a roster spot as an undrafted free agent.
2016: Started all 13 games at tight end … third on the Eagles with 353 receiving yards on 26 catches … averaged 13.6 yard per catch on the year and scored three touchdowns on the year … recorded 30 receiving yards on two catches at Virginia Tech (Sept. 17) … hauled in two catches for 30 yards against Buffalo (Oct. 1) … tallied four receptions for 48 yards against Clemson (Oct. 7) … set career highs in receptions and receiving yards against NC State (Oct. 29), finishing the game with seven catches for 78 yards and first career touchdown … earned the Golden Helmet Award from the Eastern Massachusetts NFF chapter … recorded four receptions for 39 yards against Wake Forest (Nov. 26) and hauled in the game-winning touchdown … registered a career-long, 24-yard pass and scored on a two-yard TD grab in the Quick Lane Bowl victory over Maryland (Dec. 26).
2015: Played in 12 games … hauled in five catches for 68 yards … recorded first career reception for 10 yards against Howard (Sept. 12) … secured a career-high two catches for 18 yards against Virginia Tech (Oct. 31) … tallied a career-long 22-yard reception against No. 3 Notre Dame (Nov. 21).
High School: Earned all-state honorable mention, National Underclassmen Combine (NUC) Tight End MVP, first-team all-county and first-team all-league as a senior … tallied 27 receptions for 539 yards and five touchdowns in his final high school season.
Personal: Thomas Sweeney … enrolled in the Carroll School of Management … recipient of the Molinaro Family Endowed Athletics Scholarship … Tom and his older sister Moriah are the children of Annette and Bob Sweeney.