30 Facts About Richard Seymour


Richard Seymour played college football for the Georgia Bulldogs, and was drafted by the New England Patriots sixth overall in the 2001 NFL Draft.

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Richard Seymour played in seven Pro Bowls, was named to five All-Pro teams, and was a member of three Super Bowl-winning Patriots teams.

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Richard Seymour was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2022.

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Richard Seymour occasionally played fullback on short yardage and goal line situations.

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At Lower Richland High School in Hopkins, South Carolina, Richard Seymour won first team All-Region honors, first team all-area honor.

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Richard Seymour attended the University of Georgia, where he played for the Bulldogs from 1997 to 2000.

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Richard Seymour was part of a defensive line that consisted of four future first-round draft picks: Seymour, former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Marcus Stroud, New Orleans Saints defensive end Charles Grant, and former Patriots teammate Johnathan Sullivan.

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Housing and consumer economics major, Richard Seymour was a four-year letterman at Georgia who played in 41 games for the Bulldogs, starting 25.

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Richard Seymour was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection in 1999 and 2000.

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Richard Seymour appeared in nine games during his 1997 freshman year at right defensive tackle, made two tackles and had a quarterback pressure.

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Richard Seymour appeared in every game in 1998 as a sophomore and made 4 starts, finishing fourth on the team with 69 tackles, 4 sacks and 14 quarterback pressures.

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In 1999, as a junior, Richard Seymour started all 11 games at right defensive tackle and led the team with 74 tackles, including 10 tackles-for-loss, four sacks and seven quarterback pressures.

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Richard Seymour was named SEC defensive player of the week for his performance against the South Carolina Gamecocks.

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Richard Seymour earned SEC player of the week honors following his performance versus the Tennessee Volunteers.

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Richard Seymour was drafted by the Patriots in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft.

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Richard Seymour was twice named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, after blocked field goals against the Miami Dolphins in Week 7 and the Tennessee Titans in the divisional playoffs.

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Richard Seymour was elected to the 2004 Pro Bowl and was a first-team All-Pro selection following the season.

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Richard Seymour started all 15 games he played in during the 2004 season, but missed the final regular season and first two playoff games against the Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers after injuring the MCL in his right knee in Week 16.

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Richard Seymour recorded the first touchdown of his career on a 68-yard fumble return against the Buffalo Bills in Week 4.

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Richard Seymour finished the season with four sacks and 46 tackles, and was named to his third-consecutive first-team All-Pro team as well as his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl, but did not play due to injury.

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Richard Seymour was reportedly angered that Glenn was diving for his knees.

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Regardless, Richard Seymour professed his regret for the incident and stated he would apologize to Glenn at their next meeting.

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Richard Seymour, who had a groin injury and admitted he was not 100 percent, tallied four sacks, 40 tackles, and a blocked field goal on the season.

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Richard Seymour was named to the 2007 Pro Bowl, his fifth straight, and was a second-team All-Pro selection.

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Richard Seymour refused to report to the Raiders in the days following the trade, reportedly unhappy about being traded to the team.

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Richard Seymour went on to start all 16 games of the 2009 NFL season, recording 47 tackles and four sacks on the year.

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The Raiders and Richard Seymour negotiated a long-term contract, but Richard Seymour opted to sign a one-year deal worth $12.

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Richard Seymour was one of four Raiders selected to attend the 2012 Pro Bowl.

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The contract stipulated if Richard Seymour did not meet a certain amount of allotted playing time the Raiders would have the option of voiding the final year of the deal.

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Richard Seymour was a participant in the 2019 World Series of Poker main event, finishing 131st.

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