Once upon a time, Limas Sweed was a highly-touted receiver at the University of Texas. As a member of the legendary UT team that dethroned USC, Sweed first caught the attention of scouts everywhere with his large frame and red zone abilities. A spectacular junior year with QB Colt McCoy seemed to seal his first-round draft stock. Then the injuries happened. Sweed’s wrist injury late in his college career hurt his draft stock, leading to the Steelers taking him with the 53rdoverall pick. A series of medical maladies would follow and lead to Sweed’s career numbers being seven catches, 69 yards, and one Super Bowl ring. Think about that — Antonio Brown routinely has more than seven catches in ONE game.
Sweed was released by the Steelers in September 2011 and proceeded to play for two CFL teams without much success. He was last seen coaching and teaching at Chapa Middle School in Kyle, Texas.