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 93   Richard Seymour   DL
  Height: 6-6   Weight: 310
  Year: 9   Yrs/Pat: 9
  Acquired: D1-01 (6th overall)
  School: Georgia
  Born: Oct 6, 1979  Gadsden  SC
  Pro Bowl: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Career Transactions

Richard Seymour was drafted by the Patriots in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft ... Signed by the Patriots (7/24/01).



Career Statistics

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Career Highlights

GP/GS (Playoffs): 111/105 (15/13)

  • In his eight seasons in New England (2001-08), Seymour has been a part of six division championships, four conference titles and three Super Bowl crowns.
  • Seymour earned a Pro Bowl berth in five straight seasons from 2002-06. His five Pro Bowl berths are the most by any Patriots defensive lineman since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.
  • Seymour became the first Patriots defender since Andre Tippett (1984-88) to earn five straight Pro Bowl nods. He is the fifth player in team history to earn five straight Pro Bowl selections, joining John Hannah (eight straight from 1978-85), Mike Haynes (five straight from 1976-80), Ben Coates (five straight from 1994-98) and Tippett.
  • Since Seymour joined the Patriots in 2001, New England has allowed an average of 17.8 points per game, a total that ranks third in the NFL over that span. The Patriots have allowed fewer than 20 points per game six times in Seymour's eight seaons.
  • In 2008, Seymour led the Patriots with 8.0 sacks, a figure that tied his career high (2003). His 8.0 sacks last season tied his 2003 total as the most by a Patriots defensive lineman in a dozen years, dating back to when Willie McGinest had 9.5 sacks in 1996.
  • Seymour started 15 games in 2008 as a key part of a defense that finished eighth in the NFL in allowing 19.3 points per game.
  • Seymour enters the 2009 season tied for 10th in franchise history with 39.0 sacks in a Patriots uniform. His career sack total is tied with Houston Antwine (1961-71) for the sixth highest career total for a Patriots defensive lineman. Seymour's 39.0 career sacks for the Patriots entering 2009 are more than any other player on the team.
  • In 2007, Seymour returned from injury to start the final eight games of the season and all three of New England's playoff contests. He helped the Patriots defense allow just 288.3 yards per game, the lowest total for the franchise in 25 years, as New England completed an undefeated regular season. Seymour played in his fourth career Super Bowl in 2007.
  • In 2006, Seymour was a captain on a Patriots defense that set a franchise record by allowing just 14.81 points per game. The defense allowed just 237 points, the fewest by any Patriots club over a 16-game season.
  • In 2005, Seymour was named a first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press for the third consecutive season. From the time he returned from an injury on Nov. 13, 2005, until the end of the regular season, the Patriots allowed just 14.8 points per game while recording a 6-2 record.
  • Seymour helped to anchor a dominating three-game defensive effort from Dec. 4-17, 2005, when the Patriots allowed just 10 total points over the three contests, setting a franchise record for the fewest points allowed over a three-game span.
  • Seymour was named a defensive captain by his teammates in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
  • Seymour scored his first career touchdown on a 68-yard fumble return to ice the Patriots' victory over Buffalo on Oct. 3, 2004. The fumble return was the longest in franchise history.
  • In 2004, Seymour was a co-captain on a Patriots defense that allowed 16.25 points per game, the second fewest in the NFL and the third fewest in franchise history.
  • Seymour finished second on the Patriots with a careerhigh 8.0 sacks in 2003, while also setting career highs with 79 tackles (45 solo) and 10 pass deflections.
  • Seymour earned his first Pro Bowl selection in 2002 and became the first Patriots defensive tackle ever selected and the first Patriots defensive lineman to be honored since Willie McGinest in 1996. Former Patriots defensive tackles Houston Antwine (6) and Jim Lee Hunt (4) both earned multiple trips to the AFL All-Star Game during their careers.
  • Seymour collected 5.5 sacks during the 2002 season and shared the team lead with Willie McGinest.
  • Seymour has blocked seven field goals in his career, including a block in the 2003 divisional playoffs (1/10/03). Seymour blocked two field goals during the 2002 regular season, becoming the first Patriot since Chad Eaton in 2000 to block two field goals in one season.
  • Intercepted the first pass of his career vs. Buffalo (12/8/02) and returned it six yards.
  • Seymour finished second among Patriots defensive lineman with 44 tackles (25 solos) during his rookie season in 2001.

 



2008 Season

2008 (15/15): Started the first 15 games of the season and tied his career high with a team-leading eight sacks ... Also led the team with 17 quarterback hits ... Finished eighth on the team with 63 tackles (34 solo) ... Tied for the team lead in tackles twice (at SD, at MIA) in 2008 ... Tied a single-game career high with a two-sack performance against Denver (10/20) ... Dragged down Brett Favre for a 9-yard sack at the N.Y. Jets (9/14) ... Started at defensive end while playing in his 100th career game at San Francisco (10/5) ... Tied for the team lead with six tackles at San Diego (10/12) ... Tallied a season high two sacks against Denver (10/20) ... Dragged down Jay Cutler for a 6-yard sack followed by a 7-yard sack ... Tallied a season high eight tackles and four quarterback hits and one sack against St. Louis (10/26) ... Five of his eight tackles came on plays that resulted in a loss or no gain ... Dropped Marc Bulger for a 2-yard sack ... Tallied his fifth sack of the season, dropping Trent Edwards for a 6-yard loss against Buffalo (11/9) ... Teamed with Mike Vrabel to drop Marshawn Lynch for a 3-yard loss on third and goal, forcing the Bills to settle for a field goal ... Tallied seven tackles (4 solo) including his sixth sack of the season against the N.Y. Jets (11/13) ... Sacked Brett Favre for a 9-yard loss for his team-leading sixth sack of the year ... Hauled down Dolphins quarterback Chad Pennington for a 4-yard loss and his seventh sack of the season at Miami (11/23) ... Tallied two quarterback hits and tied for the team lead with six tackles (5 solo) ... Teamed up with Ellis Hobbs to sack Ben Roethlisberger for a 7-yard loss against Pittsburgh (11/30) ... Pounced on a Seneca Wallace fumble created off of a Brandon Meriweather strip-sack in the fourth quarter to help seal the Patriots' win at Seattle (12/7) ... Combined with Mike Wright to drop Kurt Warner for a 7-yard loss against Arizona (12/21).



2007 Season

2007 (9/8/0/0):  Played in nine games while making eight starts at defensive end in 2007... Activated from the reserve/ PUP list on Oct. 27... Led the team in quarterback hits in the Patriots' 20-10 win over the New York Jets on Dec. 16.

Washington (10/28):  Saw his first action of the season in reserve at defensive end in the Patriots' dominating 52-7 win over the Redskins... Tallied two tackles.  at Indianapolis (11/4):  Started at defensive tackle... Stood up Kenton Keith for a 5-yard loss in on a first-quarter Colts' drive, holding them to a field goal try... Got his hand on Adam Vinatieri's ensuing 50-yard field goal attempt for his sixth career and fifth regular season blocked kick and kept the score 0-0... Stuffed Joseph Addai for a 1-yard loss in the fourth quarter... Registered five tackles (4 solo).  at Buffalo (11/18):  Started at defensive end in the Patriots' 56-10 win... Notched one solo tackle.  Philadelphia (11/25):  Started at defensive end... Tallied three tackles in the Patriots' 31-28 victory over the Eagles.  at Baltimore (12/3):  Started at defensive end... Contributed five solo tackles in the Patriots' 27-24 come-from-behind victory over the Ravens... Teamed up with Adalius Thomas to stand up Willis McGahee for a loss of two yards in the first quarter.  Pittsburgh (12/9):  Started at defensive end... Combined with Tedy Bruschi with stuff Willie Parker for no gain in the first quarter... Along with Rodney Harrison, brought down Hines Ward for no gain on an end around, forcing a turnover on downs as the Steelers failed to convert on fourth and one after threatening at the Patriots' 1-yard line... Tallied four tackles.  N.Y. Jets (12/16):  Started at defensive end... Tallied two solo tackles, one half sack, one pass defensed and a team-high three quarterback hits in the Patriots' 20-10 win over the Jets... Pressured Kellen Clemens in the Jets' end zone, forcing Clemens to throw a pass that was intercepted by Eugene Wilson and returned for a touchdown in the first quarter... Teamed with Jarvis Green to sack Chad Pennington for a 13-yard loss in the second quarter... Batted down a Pennington pass attempt at the line of scrimmage in the third quarter.  Miami (12/23):  Started at defensive end... Recorded a sack and a quarterback hit while making four tackles in the Patriots' 28-7 win over the Dolphins... Chased down Cleo Lemon for an 8-yard sack as the Dolphins' offense went three and out in a fourth-quarter drive... Teamed up with Junior Seau to drop Jesse Chatman for a 1-yard loss in the first quarter.  at N.Y. Giants (12/29):  Started at defensive end... Contributed four tackles (2 solo) as the Patriots became the fourth team in NFL history to finish its regular-season undefeated in a 38-35 comeback victory over the Giants... Combined with Vince Wilfork to drop Reuben Droughns for a loss of one yard in the third quarter.

2007 Postseason (3/3/0/0):  Jacksonville (1/12):  Started at defensive end... Tied for the team lead with nine tackles (4 solo) in the Patriots' 31-20 win over the Jaguars.  San Diego (1/20):  Started at defensive end... Made one tackle in the Patriots' 21-12 win over the Chargers in the AFC Championship Game.  N.Y. Giants (2/3):  Started at defensive end in Super Bowl XLII... Made seven tackles (3 solo).



2006 Season

2006 (16/15/0/0): Was voted a defensive captain for the 2006 season by his teammates ... Led the team or tied for the team lead in sacks three times in 2006 (vs. BUF, at NYJ, vs. CHI) ... Led the team in quarterback hits twice in 2006 (vs. DEN, vs. HOU) ... Tied for the team lead in passes defensed three times in 2006 (at MIN, vs. HOU, at JAX).

Buffalo (9/10): Made the start at defensive end ... Collected five tackles (4 solo) and a sack in the Patriots' 19-17 victory over the Bills ... Finished second on the team with three quarterback hits ... Pounced on JP Losman for no gain after the signal caller fumbled in the first quarter ... Teamed with Tully Banta-Cain to stop Willis McGahee for a 1-yard loss on a rush off left end in the third quarter ... Sacked Losman for a 6-yard loss on a critical third-and-two play in the fourth quarter. at N.Y. Jets (9/17): Started at defensive end ... Notched six tackles (3 solo), one-and-a-half sacks, a pass defensed and a quarterback hit in the Patriots' 24-17 win over the N.Y. Jets ... Ended the Jets second drive by batting down a Chad Pennington pass at the line of scrimmage that was intended for Jerricho Cotchery on third-and-two ... Halted another Jets' drive with a sack of Pennington at the end of the second quarter ... Combined with Ty Warren to stop Leon Washington for no gain on a rush up the middle in the third quarter ... Teamed with Mike Vrabel to sack Chad Pennington for a 10-yard loss on a third-andeight play in the fourth quarter. Denver (9/24): Made the start at defensive end and tallied seven tackles (2 solo) and a team-high three quarterback hits ... Teamed with Mike Vrabel to stuff Tatum Bell for a 2-yard loss on a rush off right guard in the first quarter ... Combined with Ty Warren to stop T. Bell for no gain on a rush off right tackle in the first quarter. at Cincinnati (10/1): Started at defensive tackle and notched three tackles (1 solo) and a pass defensed in the Patriots' commanding 38-13 victory over the Bengals ... Ended a Bengals' drive by knocking down a pass intended for Chad Johnson at the line of scrimmage on third-and-four in the second quarter. vs. Miami (10/8): Started at defensive end and registered a tackle in the Patriots' 20-10 win over the Dolphins. at Buffalo (10/22): Started at defensive end and notched two tackles in the Patriots' 28-6 road victory over the Bills ... Only played in the first half after leaving the game with an injury. at Minnesota (10/30): Saw significant action in a reserve role on the defensive front ... Registered a half a sack, a quarterback hit and a pass defensed in the Patriots' commanding 31-7 road win against the Vikings ... Provided pressure in the pocket causing Brad Johnson to throw a pass that was intercepted by Chad Scott in the second quarter ... Halted a potential Vikings' scoring drive by batting down a Johnson pass at the line of scrimmage that was intended for Troy Williamson on fourth-and-three in the third quarter ... Teamed with Jarvis Green to drop Brooks Bollinger for a 2-yard sack in the fourth quarter. Indianapolis (11/5): Started at defensive end ... Collected three tackles and a quarterback hit. vs. N.Y. Jets (11/12): Made the start at defensive end. at Green Bay (11/19): Started at defensive end and notched five tackles (3 solo) in the Patriots' 35-0 road victory over the Packers ... Stonewalled Ahman Green for a 3-yard loss on a rush off left end in the second quarter ... Combined with Ty Warren to stuff Ahman Green for no gain on a rush off right tackle in the third quarter. Chicago (11/26): Started at defensive end ... Collected four tackles (1 solo), a sack, a pass defensed, a blocked field goal and a fumble recovery in the Patriots' 17-13 victory over the Bears ... Blocked a Robbie Gould 45-yard field goal attempt, keeping the scored tied at 0-0 with 4:58 remaining in the first quarter ... Recovered a fumble when Rex Grossman botched the snap on a third-and-five play deep in Patriots territory in the second quarter ... Sacked Rex Grossman for a 5-yard loss on a third-and-15 play in the third quarter ... Batted down a Rex Grossman pass at the line of scrimmage that was intended for John Gilmore in the fourth quarter. Detroit (12/3): Made the start at defensive end ... Notched two solo tackles and a pass defensed in the Patriots' 28-21 comeback victory over the Lions ... Batted down a Jon Kitna pass at the line of scrimmage that was intended for Mike Furrey. at Miami (12/10): Started at defensive tackle as the team opened the game in a 4-3 alignment ... Collected five tackles (3 solo) ... Stuffed Sammy Morris for a 2-yard loss on a rush in the third quarter. Houston (12/17): Started at defensive end and collected an interception and two passes defensed in the Patriots' commanding 40-7 victory over the Texans ... Teamed with Mike Vrabel to stuff Ron Dayne for no gain on a rush off left tackle in the first quarter ... Deflected a David Carr pass into the air and then intercepted it at the Houston 24-yard line in the first quarter. at Jacksonville (12/24): Started at defensive end ... Notched four tackles (2 solo) and a pass defensed in the Patriots' 24-21 division-clinching win over the Jaguars ... Batted down a David Garrard pass at the line of scrimmage that was intended for George Wrighster in the fourth quarter. at Tennessee (12/31): Started at defensive end and posted three tackles (1 solo) in the Patriots' 40-23 victory over the Titans ... Teamed with Ty Warren to stuff Travis Henry for a 3-yard loss on a rush up the middle in the third quarter.

2006 Postseason (3/3/0/0): N.Y. Jets (1/7): Started at defensive end ... Notched four solo tackles, a sack and two quarterback hits in the Patriots' 37-16 AFC Wild Card victory over the New York Jets ... Sacked Chad Pennington for an 8-yard loss on the Jets' final play of the game. at San Diego (1/14): Made the start at defensive end and posted a solo tackle in the Patriots' 24-21 AFC Divisional playoff victory ov the Chargers. at Indianapolis (1/21): Started at defensive end ... Notched three tackles (1 solo) and a quarterback hit.



2005 Season

2005 (12/12/2/2): Selected to his fourth Pro Bowl … Was voted a defensive captain for the 2005 season by his teammates.

Oakland (9/8): Led the team with eight tackles (5 solo) and a pass defensed in the Patriots’ 30-20 victory over the Raiders on opening night … Teamed with Jarvis Green to stuff Lamont Jordan for a 4-yard loss on a rush up the middle in the second quarter … Batted down a Kerry Collins pass intended for Jordan on third-and-11 in the second quarter. at Carolina (9/18): Led the team with 14 tackles (4 solo) … Set a new career-high with 10 assists … Stuffed Stephen Davis for a 3-yard loss on a rush up the middle in the fourth quarter … Stopped Jake Delhomme for no gain on a broken play in the fourth quarter. at Pittsburgh (9/25): Led the team with nine tackles (7 solo), including two sacks for 17 yards and a pass defensed in the Patriots’ 23-20 victory over the Steelers … Stuffed Willie Parker for a 2-yard loss on a rush off left guard in the second quarter … Sacked Ben Roethlisberger for a 9-yard loss with a fierce pass rush up the middle in the second quarter … Stonewalled Parker for a 1-yard loss on a rush up the middle in the third quarter … Knocked down a pass intended for Parker in the fourth quarter … Collected his second sack of the afternoon when he dropped Roethlisberger for an 8-yard loss in the fourth quarter. San Diego (10/2): Registered five tackles (3 solo). at Atlanta (10/9): Inactive. at Denver (10/16): Inactive. Buffalo (10/30): Inactive. Indianapolis (11/7): Inactive. at Miami (11/13): Registered three tackles (2 solo) and a pass defensed in the Patriots’ 23-16 road victory over the Dolphins … Combined with Rosevelt Colvin to stonewall Ricky Williams for a 1-yard loss on a rush off left guard in the first quarter … Batted down a pass at the line of scrimmage that was intended for Darian Barnes in the second quarter. New Orleans (11/20): Collected three tackles (2 solo) in the Patriots’ 24-17 win over the Saints … Combined with Vince Wilfork to stuff Aaron Stecker for no gain on a rush up the middle in the third quarter. at Kansas City (11/27): Tied for the team lead with eight tackles (5 solo) and a forced fumble … Stonewalled a potential Chiefs’ scoring drive by forcing Larry Johnson to fumble at the Kansas City 17-yard line in the fourth quarter … Kept contain and stuffed Eddie Kennison for a 5-yard loss on a reverse in the fourth quarter. N.Y. Jets (12/4): Recorded a tackle and a pass defensed in the Patriots’ 16-3 victory over the Jets … Batted down a pass intended for Jerricho Cotchery in the third quarter. at Buffalo (12/11): Registered four tackles (2 solo), including a sack in the Patriots’ commanding 35-7 road victory over the Bills … Stonewalled Willis McGahee for no gain on a rush off left guard in the first quarter … Teamed with Michael Stone to stuff McGahee for a 2-yard loss on a rush off right guard in the first quarter … Sacked JP Losman for a 7-yard loss with a fierce pass rush up the middle in the third quarter. Tampa Bay (12/17): Collected six tackles (3 solo) in the Patriots’ 28-0 shutout victory over the Buccaneers. at N.Y. Jets (12/26): Recorded six tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery in the Patriots’ 31-21 victory over the Jets … Sacked Brooks Bollinger for a 9-yard loss in the third quarter … Recovered a fumble that was forced when Hank Poteat sacked Brooks Bollinger in the fourth quarter. Miami (1/1): Saw limited action on the defensive front and notched two solo tackles.

2005 Postseason (2/2/0/0): Jacksonville (1/7): Registered four tackles (3 solo), a fumble recovery and a half a sack in the Patriots' 28-3 AFC Wild Card victory over the Jaguars ... Recovered an Alvin Pearman fumble that was forced by Eugene Wilson in the second quarter ... Teamed with Willie McGinest to sack David Garrard for a 7-yard loss in the fourth quarter. at Denver (1/14): Led the team with 12 tackles (7 solo) and a sack ... Dropped Jake Plummer for a sack in the fourth quarter ... Teamed with Vince Wilfork to stuff Tatum Bell for no gain on a rush off left guard in the fourth quarter.



2004 season

2004 (15/15/1/0): Named to his third consecutive Pro Bowl … Was voted a defensive captain for the 2004 season by his teammates … Named a First Team All- Pro by the Associated Press, Football Digest, College & Pro Football Weekly, the PFWA and the Sporting News … Finished tied for third on the team with 5.0 sacks … Registered his first career touchdown in the Patriots' victory at Buffalo (10/3/04) … Recorded a sack in Super Bowl XXXIX.

Indianapolis (9/9):  Notched six tackles (2 solo) in the Patriots' 27-24 victory over the Colts.  at Arizona (9/19):  Registered one tackle in the Patriots' 23-12 victory over the Cardinals.  at Buffalo (10/3):  Tallied five tackles (2 solo), a sack and a fumble recovery that he returned for a touchdown in the Patriots' 31-17 victory over the Bills ... Registered his first career touchdown when he scooped up a Drew Bledsoe fumble and rumbled 68 yards for the game-clinching score in the fourth quarter ... Sacked Bledsoe for an 8-yard loss in the fourth quarter.  Miami (10/10):  Tallied one sack in the Patriots' 24-10 victory over the Dolphins ... Dropped Jay Fiedler for a 7-yard sack in the first quarter.  Seattle (10/17):  Registered six tackles (4 solo) and a pass defensed in the Patriots' 30-20 victory over the Seahawks ... Deflected a pass that was intercepted by Willie McGinest in the first quarter.  N.Y. Jets (10/24):  Collected three solo tackles in the Patriots' 13-7 win over the Jets ... Teamed with Willie McGinest to stonewall Curtis Martin for a 3-yard loss on third-and-five late in the fourth quarter.  at Pittsburgh (10/31):  Notched a career-high 16 tackles (8 solo) against the Steelers ... Teamed with Rodney Harrison to stop Jerome Bettis for no gain on a rush in the third quarter ... Combined with Tedy Bruschi to stonewall Jerome Bettis for a 1-yard loss on a rush in the third quarter.  at St. Louis (11/7):  Collected four tackles (3 solo), including a sack in the Patriots' 40-22 road win against the Rams ... Sacked Marc Bulger for a 9-yard loss in the fourth quarter.  Buffalo (11/14):  Started at defensive end in the Patriots' commanding 29-6 victory over the Bills.  at Kansas City (11/22):  Recorded six tackles (3 solo) in the Patriots' 27-19 Monday Night victory over the Chiefs.  Baltimore (11/28):  Registered three solo tackles, including a sack in the Patriots' 24-3 victory over the Ravens ... Sacked Kyle Boller for a 6-yard loss in the fourth quarter.  at Cleveland (12/5):  Notched six tackles (4 solo) and a forced fumble in the Patriots' 42-15 victory over the Browns ... Caused William Green to fumble with a vicious hit and the ball was scooped up by Randall Gay for a 41-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown in the third quarter.  Cincinnati (12/12):  Tallied four tackles in the Patriots' AFC East clinching 35-28 victory over the Bengals ... Teamed with Willie McGinest to stop Rudi Johnson for no gain on a rush up the middle in the fourth quarter.  at Miami (12/20):  Registered three solo tackles and a sack ... Sacked A.J. Feeley in the fourth quarter.  at N.Y. Jets (12/26):  Notched three tackles in the Patriots' 23-7 victory over the Jets.  San Francisco (1/2):  Inactive.

 

2004 Postseason (1/0/0/2):  Indianapolis (1/16):  Inactive.  at Pittsburgh (1/23):  Inactive. Philadelphia (2/6):  Returned from injury to see signifi cant action as a reserve on the defensive line in the Patriots' 24-21 victory over the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX … Stonewalled Brian Westbrook for a 2-yard loss on his fi rst play of the game … Sacked Donovan McNabb for a 6-yard loss in the third quarter … Knocked down a McNabb pass at the line of scrimmage that was intended for Terrell Owens in the fourth quarter … Helped to hold Philadelphia’s rushing game in check, allowing only 45 rushing yards on 17 carries (2.6 avg).



2003 Season

2003 (15/14/3/3): Was voted a defensive captain for the 2003 season by his teammates … Earned his second consecutive Pro Bowl berth … Finished second on the team with a career-high 8.0 sacks … Was in on a sack in a team-leading nine games … Ranked fourth on the team with a career-high 80 tackles (45 solo) … Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week on two occasions, for his performances in Week Seven and in the Divisional Playoffs … Named an All-Pro by the Associated Press, Sports Illustrated and ESPN.com. Buffalo (9/7): Tallied seven tackles (3 solo), including a seven-yard sack of Drew Bledsoe in the second quarter. Washington (9/28): Finished the game with a career-high eight tackles (4 solo). Tennessee (10/5): Recorded six tackles (4 solo), including a sack in the Patriots’ 38-30 victory over the Titans … Sacked Steve McNair for a seven-yard loss during the Titans’ final drive of the afternoon. N.Y. Giants (10/12): Recorded a sack and made two pass deflections that led to interceptions … Deflected a Kerry Collins pass at the line of scrimmage on the first play of the game that was then intercepted by Tyrone Poole … Tipped another Collins pass that was then intercepted by Rodney Harrison … Sacked Collins for a five-yard loss, forcing the Giants to settle for a field goal two plays later. Miami (10/19): Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after blocking Olindo Mare’s potential game-winning 35-yard field goal with 2:00 remaining in the game to preserve a 13-13 tie. Cleveland (10/26): Tallied four tackles (3 solo) and a shared sack … Teamed with Dan Klecko to sack Kelly Holcomb for an eight-yard loss in the fourth quarter. Dallas (11/16): Registered six tackles (5 solo), including a sack … Dropped Quincy Carter for a three-yard loss in the fourth quarter. Houston (11/23): Recorded six tackles, four pass defenses and a sack … Sacked Tony Banks for an eight-yard loss on third-and-two. Indianapolis (11/30): Tied his career high with eight tackles (2 solo). Miami (12/7): Tallied four tackles (2 solo), including a sack ... Sacked Jay Fiedler for a 13-yard loss on third-and-20 in the fourth quarter. Jacksonville (12/14): Collected seven tackles (5 solo) and a sack … Sacked Byron Leftwich for a six-yard loss with a blind-side hit that forced the signal caller to fumble in the second quarter. N.Y. Jets (12/20): Registered four tackles (2 solo), a shared sack and a pass defense … Combined with Willie McGinest to sack Chad Pennington for a seven-yard loss in the fourth quarter. Tennessee (1/10): Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after tallying seven tackles (5 solo) and a blocked field goal in the Patriots’ 17-14 divisional playoff victory over the Titans … Blocked Gary Anderson’s 31-yard field goal attempt with a strong push up the middle in the second quarter. Carolina (2/1): Collected two solo tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass defense in the Patriots’ 32-29 Super Bowl XXXVIII victory over the Panthers … Recovered a fumble after Mike Vrabel forced the ball loose with a blind-side sack of Jake Delhomme in the second quarter.
 



2002 Season

2002 (16/16): Earned his first Pro Bowl selection while starting all 16 games at defensive tackle … Tied for the team lead with a career-high 5.5 sacks (Willie McGinest) … Blocked two field goals. Pittsburgh (9/9): Sacked Kordell Stewart for a 10-yard loss in the Patriots 30-14 win over the Steelers on Monday Night Football … Dropped Stewart for a three-yard loss on a quarterback draw play … Tied a career high with four assisted tackles. Kansas City (9/22): Tallied his second sack of the season, bringing down Trent Green for a four yard loss in the Patriots 41-38 overtime win over the Chiefs … San Diego (9/29): Finished second on the team with six tackles (5 solos) … Teamed with Bobby Hamilton to block a San Diego 50-yard field goal attempt in the fourth quarter. Buffalo (11/3): Sacked Buffalo’s Drew Bledsoe for a loss of eight yards in the second quarter of their 38-7 victory … Part of a Patriots defense that held the Bills offense, which had been ranked second in the NFL, to just one touchdown and just 65 yards rushing. Oakland (11/17): Recorded five tackles (2 solos) and notched his fourth sack of the season, setting a new career high … Brought down Rich Gannon for a loss of eight yards … Blocked a 49-yard field goal attempt by Sebastian Janikowski in the fourth quarter. Minnesota (11/24): Started at nose tackle and shared a sack, blocked a field goal and recovered a Viking fumble in the Patriots 24-17 victory over the Vikings … Helped give the Patriots early momentum by blocking a 43-yard Gary Anderson field goal attempt on Minnesota’s first series of the game … Teamed with Tedy Bruschi to sack Daunte Culpepper for a total loss of four yards … Recovered a Randy Moss fumble that was forced by Roman Phifer. Buffalo (12/8): Key part of the Patriots strong defensive effort, recording an interception and a sack to go along with four tackles (2 solos) in a 27-17 win over the Bills … Grabbed a Drew Bledsoe pass that had been tipped by Anthony Pleasant and returned it six yards to the Buffalo nine-yard line … The Patriots offense converted the turnover into a touchdown two plays later, jumping out to a strong 17-0 lead … Sacked Drew Bledsoe for a loss of 10 yards. Miami (12/29): Notched six tackles (5 solos) in the Patriots come-from-behind, 27-24 overtime win over the Dolphins in the season finale … Teamed with Tebucky Jones to break into the Dolphins backfield and stuff Ricky Williams for a loss of five yards on third down in the fourth quarter, pushing Miami out of field goal range and setting the tone for the Patriots comeback.
 



2001 Season

2001 (13/10/3/2): Played in 13 regular season games on the defensive line, including 10 starts … Amassed 44 tackles (25 solos), including three sacks … Voted to Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie Team … Totaled 11 tackles (7 solos) in the postseason, including one sack in Super Bowl XXXVI. N.Y. Jets (9/23): Made his NFL debut and recorded four tackles as the Patriots limited the Jets to 238 total yards, the lowest total they yielded during the season. Indianapolis (9/30): Recorded four tackles as the Patriots defense limited the Colts offense to 82 yards rushing and forced four turnovers in their 44-13 victory. Miami (10/7): Established a career-high with seven tackles (4 solos). San Diego (10/14): Recorded two tackles and was part of Patriots defensive front that held the Chargers to only 85 yards rushing on 28 carries (3.0 avg.) in their 29-26 overtime victory. Atlanta (11/4): Started at nose tackle and recorded his first career sack when he brought down Chris Chandler for a six-yard loss … Part of a defensive assault on the Falcons quarterbacks as seven different defenders recorded a season-high nine sacks. Buffalo (11/11): Started at defensive tackle and tied his career-high with seven tackles (5 solos) in the Patriots 12-9 overtime victory over the Bills … His seven tackles also tied Ted Johnson for the team lead as the Patriots held the Bills to only 241 total yards, including 69 yards rushing. New Orleans (11/25): Started at right defensive tackle and recorded three tackles in the Patriots 34-17 victory … Blocked a 43-yard field goal attempt by John Carney in the first quarter. N.Y. Jets (12/2): Started at defensive tackle and recorded three tackles, including a sack of Vinny Testaverde for a six-yard loss in the Patriots 17-16 victory. Cleveland (12/9): Recorded his third sack of the season and his second in as many weeks when he brought down Tim Couch for a six-yard loss … Accumulated five tackles and was part of defensive front that held the Browns to just 50 yards rushing on 19 carries (2.6 avg.) … Also had a key block on Browns punter Chris Gardocki on a Troy Brown 85-yard punt return for a touchdown. Miami (12/22): Collected four tackles as the Patriots defensive limited the Dolphins to just 58 yards rushing on 19 carries (3.1 avg.) in their 20-13 victory … Lined up as an eligible fullback and made the lead block on an Antowain Smith two-yard touchdown run. Carolina (1/6): Recorded the first career fumble recovery, covering a ball that was stripped from running back Richard Huntley by Willie McGinest … Lined up as an eligible fullback in goal line formations. Oakland (1/19): Credited with five tackles as the Patriots defense held the Raiders to just 77 yards rushing on 30 carries (2.6 avg.) … Joined with Tedy Bruschi to tackle Charlie Garner for no gain in the fourth quarter. Pittsburgh (1/27): Made his first career postseason start at defensive tackle and recorded three tackles as the defense limited the Steelers to just 58 yards rushing on 22 carries (2.6 avg.) … Tackled Amos Zereoue for a one-yard loss and brought down Kordell Stewart for a two-yard loss. St. Louis (2/3): Recorded three tackles, including his first career postseason sack when he brought down Kurt Warner for a seven-yard loss in the Patriots 20-17 victory in Super Bowl XXXVI.



College

Seymour was a four-year letterman at Georgia (1997-2000) … Played in 41 games for the Bulldogs, earning 25 starting assignments ... Finished his career with 223 tackles (106 solos), nine-and-a-half sacks, 25.5 tackles for losses and 35 quarterback pressures … Voted All-Southeastern Conference first-team pick twice (1999-2000) … Led his team in both his senior and junior years with 10 and 10.5 tackles for losses, respectively … Named SEC player of the week twice during his career. 2000 (Senior): Named All-American first-team selection by the American Football Coaches Association and Walter Camp, earning second-team honors from The Sporting News ... Voted All-Southeastern Conference first-team pick ... Started ten games at right defensive tackle, recording 78 tackles (35 solos) and a team-leading 10.5 tackles for loss … Added one-and-a-half sacks for a loss of six-and-a-half yards ... Credited with 13 quarterback pressures … Earned SEC player of the week honors following nine tackle, one sack performance vs. Tennessee … Bulldog defense limited Arkansas to only 52 yards rushing on 26 carries (2.0 avg.), their lowest total allowed in 2000 … Accumulated nine tackles, including a 2-yard sack and two stops behind the line of scrimmage to earn SEC Player of the Week honors in 21-10 win versus Tennessee … 1999 (Junior): All-Southeastern Conference first-team selection ... Started all 11 games at right defensive tackle and led the team with 74 tackles (38 solos), including 10 tackles-for-loss ... Collected four sacks for minus 22 yards and seven quarterback pressures ... Also intercepted a pass … Collected six tackles (5 solos), including a pair of sacks, three stops for minus 12 yards and a pressure that resulted in an interception in 24-6 victory over South Carolina … Named SEC defensive player of the week for his performance against the Gamecocks … Established a career-high with 13 tackles against Georgia Tech. 1998 (Sophomore): Appeared in every game, with four starts for the Bulldogs ... Despite starting only four games, he finished fourth on the team with 69 tackles (32 solos) ... Added four sacks for minus 38 yards and 14 quarterback pressures … Recorded five tackle-for-loss of 11 yards, recovered and caused a fumble ... Accumulated a season-high 12 tackles, including a sack, a stop behind the line of scrimmage and two quarterback pressures versus Tennessee … Followed with 11 tackle performance in 28-26 victory over Kentucky. 1997 (Freshman): Appeared in nine games during his freshman year at right defensive tackle … Recorded two tackles and a quarterback pressure.



Personal

Richard Vershaun Seymour was born the son of Richard and Deborah Seymour on Oct. 6, 1979 in Gadsden, S.C. ... First-team all-region and all-area selection as a two-way lineman at Lower Richland (S.C.) High ... Led the team with 83 tackles and eight sacks as a senior ... Named team captain and best defensive lineman on the team ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... A first-round selection in the 2001 draft, Richard spoke to the 2002 draft class about life as an NFL rookie at the NFL's annual rookie symposium in 2002 ... Plays the trombone ... In 2007, participated in Take A Player To School Day, going to a Sharon, Mass. elementary school and speaking to a school-wide assembly ... Participated in the 2007 Salvation Army Holiday Party at Gillette Stadium with nearly 250 children from the Boston and Providence Salvation Army centers ... Majored in housing and consumer economics at Georgia ... Richard is married with three children.



Extra Points

  • Richard established the Richard Seymour BGC (Blessing God's Children) Foundation to empower low-income children through actvities such as camps and health fairs.
  • Richard wears a size 17 shoe, the largest on the team.
  • Richard took a trip to Israel with owner Robert Kraft and teammate Benjamin Watson during the 2008 offseason and helped to kick off the last game of the regular season in the Israel Football League.