Keenan Sweeney‘s father and grandfather played their college football at Notre Dame. Now, their son/grandson is set to do the same.
According to his various social media platforms, the younger Sweeney announced that he has decided to transfer from Auburn to Notre Dame for his final season of collegiate eligibility. “No better way to finish my football career at the university I grew up loving,” the fullback/H-back wrote, adding the obligatory “Go Irish!”
Sweeney came to The Plains as a walk-on in 2014, ultimately earning a scholarship during summer camp ahead of the start of the 2016 regular season. The 6-0, 237-pound native of Snellville, Ga., played in nine games during his time with the Tigers, including six this past season.
Jim Sweeney, the transfer’s grandfather, played fullback for the Irish in the late 1940s, as did John Sweeney, the father, three decades later. The latter Sweeney was a starting fullback as a freshman on the 1979 Fighting Irish team, and went on to play another three seasons in South Bend.
On a somewhat related note, there’s also a really cool John Sweeney/Herschel Walker story that you should read by clicking HERE.