Marvin Powell and Jim Sweeney, two renowned offensive linemen from the 1970s and 1980s for the New York Jets, both passed away on Friday and Saturday, respectively, according to the team’s announcement made on Sunday.
The contention of Powell’s son, Marvin Powell III, is that his father passed away as a result of heart failure. The circumstances behind Sweeney’s passing were not made public right away.
Powell, at 67 years old, was selected to the All-Pro team three times while playing for the Jets from 1977 to 1985. He was chosen in the first round of the draught to participate. The Buccaneers of Tampa Bay was his team for the final two seasons of his football career.
Sweeney, now 60 years old, was chosen in the second round of the 1984 draught by the Jets and went on to start the first game of 158 consecutive games for the team, primarily at the centre. From 1988 through 1994, he was a member of the Jets and played centre for the team exclusively.
Two of the greatest offensive linemen to wear the Green & White, Jim Sweeney and Marvin Powell, have passed away.
We’re thinking about the Sweeney and Powell families today. pic.twitter.com/m6VsgwsgEm
— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 2, 2022
He finished his career in 1995 with the Seattle Seahawks and the Pittsburgh Steelers (1996-99). When he was in high school, he played centre for Dan Marino at Pitt, which is also where he received his education.
The owner of the New York Jets, Woody Johnson, expressed his sorrow over the passing of two longtime and exceptional players for the team in a tweet, saying, “Our entire Jets family is devastated to learn of the passing of Marvin Powell and Jim Sweeney.” Right now, we are taking into consideration their families.
Powell, who once lived in the Tampa, Florida vicinity, has not been in contact with his former companions for some time. Sweeney went on to begin a career as a coach. During his stint as a collegiate coach, he held positions as the offensive line coach at both Duquesne (from 2000 to 2002) and Albany (from 2014 to 21).
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