Former Weaver football star Asaph Schwapp dead at 26

Former Weaver High School star and University of Notre Dame fullback Asaph Schwapp has died Wednesday after a year-long battle with cancer.

Schwapp, 26, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins’  lymphoma just a year ago.

The Hartford native played for Weaver from 2002-05. He earned the Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year award as a junior in 2004, playing both fullback and linebacker.

He was recruited to play at the University of Notre Dame, and spent four seasons in South Bend, Indiana. After graduating, Schwapp signed as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in 2009.

He spent the 2010 season in the United Football League as a member of the now-defunct Hartford Colonials.

Here is a video of Schwapp preparing for the season with the Colonials in 2010: provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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