2008 Pittsburgh Steelers: Where are they now?

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PITTSBURGH – JANUARY 18: Limas Sweed #14 of the Pittsburgh Steelers can’t make the catch on a deep pass against the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC Championship game on January 18, 2009 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Limas Sweed – WR

2008 Stats: 6 receptions, 64 yards, 0 touchdowns, 2 fumbles.

That’s right, remember Limas Sweed? After Roethlisberger called for a “big target” to be drafted, GM Kevin Colbert heard loud and clearly and selected Sweed with the 6-5, 220 lb receiver out of Texas with the team’s second round pick that season. Sweed didn’t do too much that season due to injury (or any year, really), but he is most remembered for his oh-so-devastating wide open drop in the AFC title game against the Ravens.

To Sweed’s credit, the stutter/go was ran so well, the route itself may have deserved to stand alone rather than share a touchdown with it. To Limas’ credit, he came back the next play and delivered a crushing block to answer for his sins and set up the Steelers to score before the half.

Where are they now?

After minor stints with both the NFL and CFL, Sweed’s most recent whereabouts go back to an article written in a 2014 issue of The Daily Texan about the former Longhorn product’s new ventures into coaching a middle school football team in Kyle, Texas.

“I’m at peace here,” Sweed said. “It allows me to see my children as needed and watch them grow up and not miss out on their lives.”

It appears Sweed has found comfort in settling down with his family, and like many former players, now uses the path of coaching to stay connected with the game that earned him championships at both the professional and collegiate levels.

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