Charles A. Sweeney, Sr.

Charles Sweeney

Charles attended Notre Dame, where he beat out the team captain for a starting spot his senior year. As an offensive and defensive end, he went on to become a consensus All-American and the leading vote-getter across the country for the College All-Star team in 1938 (who defeated the World Champion Washington Red Skins at Sol-dier Field in Chicago). Shortly after graduation he joined the NFL and officiated for 25 years. He was one of 8 officials to work the historic first sudden-death championship contest between the NY Giants and the Baltimore Colts in Yankee Stadium in 1958.