On Saturday, former New England Patriot legend Richard Seymour was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame after an excellent career.
Another New England Patriot has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
On Saturday, former New England Patriot and Oakland Raider Richard Seymour was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Richard Seymour played eight years in New England after being drafted in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft.
In his first four seasons, he helped the Patriots win three Super Bowl titles, making the Pro Bowl in five straight seasons from 2002-2006, while also adding three All Pros during that time as well.
Seymour made the HOF All-200s Team as well.
His full Hall of Fame speech can be seen here, and it was quite the speech. Seymour thanked many players and coaches including Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick, and many former Patriot greats that anchored the defenses in the 2000s era.
After eight seasons in New England, Seymour played the final four seasons of his career as an Oakland Raider where he earned his final two Pro Bowl nods.
Part of what made Richard Seymour great as a Patriot and Raider was his ability to play all along the defensive line, both inside as a nose tackle and on either end as well.
His athleticism was off the charts as well for someone his size, being 6’6″ and weighing 300 pounds.
While Seymour only had 57.5 career sacks in the regular season, real football heads would tell you that sacks are not everything, and that some players are able to impact the game in different ways.
And that was who Richard Seymour was.
He finished his career with 179 total games played over 12 seasons, 62 total sacks, and 549 total tackles.
Congratulations to Richard Seymour on an excellent career and being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame!