Position: Defensive Back
Year: (Redshirt) Sophomore
Weight: 175 lbs.
Hometown: Essex Fells, N.J.
High School: Montclair Kimberely Academy
2020 stats: Has yet to appear in a game for Syracuse.
2021 projections: Most likely we’ll see more scout team duties for the walk-on
How’d he get here?: Sweetwood’s father, Howard, is a Syracuse alum, which probably helped John get to CNY.
What’d recruiting sites say?: Nada
Money quote: The most notable thing we’ve seen on the internet is Anthony Queeley catching a ball over Sweetwood in the 2019 spring game (remember when ‘Cuse had spring games? Fun).
Queeley leaped for a back-shoulder ball and reached his arms over the helmet of walk-on defensive back John Sweetwood to snare the pass from Rex Culpepper.
Twitter feed: @JohnSweetwood4
Tweets of wonder: If you couldn’t tell, Sweetwood is a Patriots fan.
The news I didn’t need today.... https://t.co/sGZV91msf7— John Sweetwood (@JohnSweetwood4) April 12, 2021
What movie would Dino recommend for him?: I bet many people wouldn’t peg Jim Halpert to become an acclaimed film director and actor, but that’s exactly what John Kransinski has become. Both “A Quiet Place” and “A Quiet Place Part II” have received high praise from critics and movie-goers alike.
Interesting nugget o’interest: Sweetwood also played baseball in high school and was a three-time All-County selection.
Let’s get a look at ya: Ye ol’ Hudl tape.