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Encyclopedia > Richard Seymour
Richard Seymour
New England PatriotsNo. 93
Defensive end
Date of Birth: October 6, 1979 (1979-10-06) (age 28)
Place of Birth: Gadsden, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
National Football League Debut
2001 for the New England Patriots
Career Highlights and Awards
Career History
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
 Teams:
Stats at NFL.com

Richard Vershaun Seymour (born October 6, 1979 in Gadsden, South Carolina) is an American football defensive lineman for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players uniform. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... The 2001 NFL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Football League. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 2001 NFL Draft // 2001 NFL Draft Category: ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... A defensive lineman is any of the down positions on the defensive side of American football. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... NFL redirects here. ...

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High school career

Richard Seymour attended Lower Richland High School in Hopkins, South Carolina. In football, he played as a two-way lineman, won first team All-Region honors, won first team All-Area honors, and as a senior, was voted the teams' best Defensive Lineman, and the Team Captain, won an All-Area Player of the Week award, led his team to four All-Area Team of the Week honors, and finished the season with 8 sacks and 83 tackles. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


College career

Seymour played football for Georgia where he was teammates with current Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Marcus Stroud and New Orleans Saints defensive end Charles Grant. He was selected two times to the All-Southeastern Conference first-team (1999-2000). As a senior Seymour was named All-American first-team selection by the American Football Coaches Association and Walter Camp, and was selected by The Sporting News for their second team. Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... City Jacksonville, Florida Team colors Teal, Black, White, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002-present) Team history Jacksonville... Marcus Stroud (born June 25, 1978 in Thomasville, Georgia) is an American Football player who currently plays Defensive Tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL. // Won a state title with Brooks County High School in 1994. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ... AFCA logo The American Football Coaches Association is an association of football coaches on all levels and is responsible for the Coaches Poll that determines the national champion each year. ... Walter Chauncey Camp (April 7, 1859 – March 14, 1925) was a sports writer and football coach known as the Father of American Football. Along with John Heisman, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Glenn Scobey Warner, and George Halas, Camp was one of the most significant people in the history of American football. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ...


NFL career

Seymour was drafted by the Patriots in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft. He was listed in 2004 as being 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 310 pounds (22 stone). He has been selected to five consecutive NFL Pro Bowls and three consecutive AP all-pro teams. His hallmark is his versatility, as he is capable of playing 4-3 defensive tackle, 3-4 defensive end, and 3-4 nose tackle all at a high level. He has gone to the Pro Bowl both as a 4-3 Defensive Tackle (DT) and a 3-4 Defensive End (DE). Seymour also occasionally plays fullback on short yardage and goal line situations.[1] Many consider Seymour to be the best defensive linemen in the NFL.[2][3] He has been described as the best #6 overall draft pick of all time. [4] The 2001 NFL Draft // 2001 NFL Draft Category: ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues All-Star game. ... Defensive tackle (DT) is a position on the field in American and Canadian football. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ...


In April 2006, Seymour signed a four-year contract extension which will keep him with the Patriots until 2010 unless released.


Seymour was fined $7,500 by the NFL for stepping on Colts lineman Tarik Glenn during a November 5th, 2006 game. Seymour was reportedly angered that Glenn was diving for Seymour's knees. Regardless, Seymour professed his regret for the incident and stated he would apologize to Glenn at their next meeting.[5] City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames The Horseshoes Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970... Tarik Glenn (born May 25, 1976 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former American football offensive tackle who played for the Indianapolis Colts. ...


On September 1, 2007, Seymour was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, which will cause him to miss the first six games of the season before he is eligible to return to the active roster. A rule in the NFL which allows teams to designate players as Physically Unable to Perform or PUP. Once they are designated as such, they are prohibited from practicing with the team. ...


On October 27, 20007, Seymour was recalled from the Physically Unable to Perform list and is available to play starting week 8, with the Patriots taking on the Washington Redskins. [6]


Trivia

  • Nicknamed "Big Sey"
  • Married to his high school sweetheart Tanya. Three children: R.J., Kayla, and Kennedy.
  • Spends much of his offseason at his home in South Carolina.
  • Didn't play football until he was in ninth grade because he was too big to play in Pop Warner with children his age.
  • Created the Richard Seymour BGC (Blessing God's Children) Foundation which holds youth camps and a health fair where doctors other health professionals were brought together to screen kids, some of whom had not seen a doctor in years. The foundation operates in Columbia, Boston, and Atlanta.
  • Plays the trombone.[7]
  • Majored in housing and consumer economics at Georgia.[8]
  • Lost his father in 2004 to what has been classified by authorities as a murder-suicide.[9]
  • Spoke to the draftees from the 2002 NFL Draft about life as an NFL rookie at the NFL's annual rookie symposium.[10]
  • Favorite team growing up was the Oakland Raiders.[11]
  • Hobbies include reading and DJing.[12]

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References

  1. ^ http://sports.ign.com/articles/565/565952p2.html
  2. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/patriots/2006-05-31-seymour-sw_x.htm
  3. ^ http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=jc-offday101106&prov=yhoo&type=lgns
  4. ^ Best all-time first-round picks April 23, 2007
  5. ^ http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/articles/2006/11/20/misstep_is_costly_for_seymour/
  6. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3082717
  7. ^ http://www.patriots.com/team/index.cfm?ac=playerbio&bio=11315
  8. ^ One on one with Richard Seymour: three-time Super Bowl champ talks about spending money, pitfalls of the NFL and overcoming his father's tragic death October 2006
  9. ^ http://www.nfl.com/teams/story/NE/7285010
  10. ^ http://www.patriots.com/team/index.cfm?ac=playerbio&bio=11315
  11. ^ http://sports.ign.com/articles/565/565952p1.html
  12. ^ http://sports.ign.com/articles/565/565952p2.html

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Seymour agrees to an extension - The Boston Globe (847 words)
Arguably the best defensive lineman in the NFL, Richard Seymour will remain with the Patriots for the long term after agreeing to a multiyear contract extension that was under review by the NFL because of a rule that doesn't allow a team to change the dollars in a contract twice in the same year.
In any event, Seymour, who had talked in the past like a man who was not interested in giving a hometown discount, agreed to a deal that by his measure had to be at or near the top of the market for a defensive player.
Seymour, who was scheduled to earn $2.02 million this season, had said he wanted to be a Patriot for the remainder of his career, but also wanted to be paid as a top defensive end.
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