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Josh Sweat, 'Nerdy' Eagles DE, Builds Computers From Scratch


Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Josh Sweat

Sweat's NFL paycheck helps cover expenses for fittings, graphic cards, and a CPU.

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Josh Sweat, the 25-year-old pass-rushing star for the Philadelpha Eagles, builds computers from scratch in his spare time. "It's a lot easier than you think," he insists.

Certain hobbies that are common in NFL locker rooms. Then there's Sweat building computers — more than 20 in the past decade. Sweat's interest dates back to high school. He's an avid video gamer who learned that gaming is better on a PC than a traditional console, but he didn't want to settle for basic PC functions.

"When you get more technical . . . it's much different," Sweat says. "The last level is getting radiators, getting water pumps, glass tubes, metal tubes, whatever you want. Make sure everything's cooled properly, it makes it silent so you don't hear fans. And it looks like art."

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