A two-year starter at cornerback... tied teammate T.J. Barnes for the most career games played in Georgia Tech history (54)... a skilled and athletic player... played as a true freshman in Tech's ACC Coastal Division championship season of 2009... emerged as a leader of the secondary as a senior... played in the East-West Shrine Game.
Played and started in all 14 games... was the Most Valuable Player of the 2012 Hyundai Sun Bowl... named to ESPN.com's ACC All-Bowl Team... recorded 58 tackles including 42 solo tackles... produced 6.0 tackles for loss and a sack... had one interception, a team-high seven pass break-ups and recovered one fumble... recorded six tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and broke up two passes in the season opener at Virginia Tech (Sept. 3)... had six tackles, including four solo tackles, and a pass break-up vs. Miami (Sept. 29)... registered five tackles and a sack for a loss of 11 yards vs. Middle Tennessee State (Sept. 29)... had six solo tackles vs. BYU (Oct. 27)... came up big in the ACC Championship game against Florida State with six tackles (four solo tackles) and an interception of FSU's E.J. Manuel.
An honorable mention All-ACC selection... started all 13 games at cornerback... his three interceptions tied for the team lead and ranked tied for 10th in the ACC... tied for fifth in the ACC in pass break-ups (10)... had 56 tackles (37 solos), 3.0 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery... registered six tackles (5 solos) including a tackle for loss vs. Kansas (Sept. 17)... had an interception to go with five tackles and a tackle for loss vs. North Carolina (Sept. 24)... had four tackles and an interception vs. Maryland (Oct. 8)... earned his third interception of the season and his first career pick-six at Virginia (Oct. 15) when he returned a Cavalier pass 32 yards for a TD... matched a career high with eight tackles, including a half-tackle for loss vs. Virginia Tech (Nov. 10).
Played in all 13 games... recorded 38 tackles (27 solo tackles) and one tackle for loss... had one interception and one fumble recovery... his seven pass break-ups ranked second on the team... had two tackles and recovered a fumble at North Carolina (Sept. 18)... recorded four tackles (all solo tackles) vs. NC State (Sept. 25)... had four tackles (all solos) in the win over Middle Tennessee State (Oct. 23)... registered six tackles at Clemson (Oct. 30)... had a pair of tackles and recorded his first career interception -- off a Tyrod Taylor pass -- at Virginia Tech (Nov. 4)... had a career-high eight tackles in the win over Duke (Nov. 20)... had a pair of tackles and first career tackles for loss vs. Air Force in the Independence Bowl.
One of seven true freshmen to see action... played in all 14 games as a reserve in the secondary and on special teams... recorded eight tackles including seven solo tackles... had a tackle in his first career game vs. Jacksonville State (Sept. 5)... recorded two solo tackles at Mississippi State (Oct. 3)... had a pair of solo tackles at Florida State (Oct. 10).
Luella HS... a Scout.com 4-star recruit... No. 22 CB in the nation (Scout.com)... No. 28 safety in the nation (ESPN.com)... 2008 Georgia Class 5A first team all-state selection, and a two-time first team all-region... earned Golden Helmet Award for academic and athletic performance and was team MVP in 2008... played in the Offense-Defense All-American Game in Myrtle Beach, S.C... had 36 receptions for 723 yards and 10 TD's as a senior... defensively, had 58 tackles and two interceptions and also served as a kickoff and punt returner... junior season had 58 tackles, one interception, one blocked field goal, one fumble recovery and a 99-yard kickoff return... coached by Paul Burgdorf... earned three varsity letters in football and served two years as team captain.
Son of Norris and Williesa Toomer... full name is Roderick Hilary Sweeting... born Sept. 28, 1990 in Miami... has two siblings, Garrett Toomer and Tyrikka Hudson... uncle, John Henry, played basketball at Oral Roberts... enjoys riding horses and four-wheelers... started playing football at age eight... majoring in business management.
- New Orleans Saints Announce 2013 Rookie Free Agent Class...Rod Sweeting - Cornerback, Georgia Tech (6-0, 187): Sweeting, whose 54 games played in his career tied for first in Ramblin Wreck history, was a two-year starter at cornerback and posted career totals of 160 tackles, one sack, five interceptions, 24 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. As a senior in 2012, he posted 58 tackles, six tackles for a loss, a sack, an interception, seven passes defensed and one fumble recovery, his pick coming against Florida State QB E.J. Manuel in the ACC Championship game. - NewOrleansSaints.com
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