Are Josh and Montez Sweat related?

Shaquan Montez Sweat is a defensive end with the National Football League’s Washington Commanders.



He played collegiate football at Mississippi State, Michigan State, and Copiah-Lincoln Community College before being chosen by Washington in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Josh and Montez Sweat

Josh Sweat plays defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League.
He participated in collegiate football at Florida State. Sweat, a student at Oscar F. Smith High School alongside Andrew Brown, is from Chesapeake, Virginia.



He had 94 tackles in his junior year and helped Oscar Smith lead an unbeaten team to the 2013 VHSL 6A state championship game before Centreville High School upset them 35-6.

Montez Sweat and Josh Sweat are not related in any way, not even by blood.

When he was a student at Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, Georgia, Montez Sweat was recognized as one of the top tight ends in the country.

Sweat decided to play college football at Michigan State, where he redshirted in 2015 after playing in just two games and recording one sack in 2013.

After graduating from Michigan State in 2016, he enrolled at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Mississippi and started playing football there. In 2017, he moved once more to join the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

In his lone season at Mississippi State, Sweat had 10.5 sacks, earning him a spot on the 2017 All-SEC football team.