School is back in session and to many people that means one thing, College Football! There are 128 Division 1 football programs all vying for the 4 coveted spots in the College Football Playoff. When your team’s fate could be determined by a matter of inches, everything from training to nutrition matters.

You may have read one of our prior blogs about College Athletics and the importance of protein for building and repairing muscle tissue; Protein is also extremely important for football players looking to maintain their weight during the season. According to, high level football players should be “eating every few hours”. Beef Jerky and Meat Snacks are a great source of protein for on the go student athletes juggling class work, training, film, and practice.

Well over 10 football programs across 6 major conferences have Sweetwood Meat Snacks available for their student athletes. With 19g of protein, grass fed beef, and clean ingredients Sweetwood Jerky is the perfect choice for every athlete. The FATTY Smoked Meat Stick, a beef and pork blend stick, is also a great option that provides a higher calorie count, at 200 calories in our 2oz stick. When Indiana University ran out FATTY smoked meat sticks, a football player told his team dietitian after practice, “I never knew I could be depressed about not having a FATTY smoked meat stick”, which is why you should always keep your pantry stocked!

Make sure all the athletes in your family are staying fueled and strong with Sweetwood Meat Snacks. Stock up now!

Here’s a full list of the colleges stocking our slow smoked meat snacks for their football programs.

  • US Military Academy
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Baylor University
  • Iowa State University
  • Indiana University
  • Iowa
  • Purdue
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Mississippi
  • Utah
  • Stanford
  • Colorado State
  • Wyoming
January 26, 2022 — Sarah Kelshaw