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Richard Seymour
DT #92
Height:
6-6
Weight:
317
College:
Georgia
Hometown:
Hopkins, SC
Experience:
12
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 164 496 324 172 57.5 0 33 2 0 6 -- 6
2012 OAK 8 15 12 3 3 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011 OAK 16 29 23 6 6 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2010 OAK 13 48 36 12 5.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2009 OAK 16 47 30 17 4 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2008 NE 15 52 35 17 8 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2007 NE 9 23 15 8 1.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2006 NE 16 40 22 18 4 -- 7 1 0 0 -- 0
2005 NE 12 46 35 11 4 -- 4 -- -- -- -- --
2004 NE 15 39 24 15 5 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2003 NE 15 57 34 23 8 -- 8 -- -- -- -- --
2002 NE 16 56 33 23 5.5 -- 2 1 0 6 6 6
2001 NE 13 44 25 19 3 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --

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Selected by New England Patriots in first round (sixth overall) of 2001 NFL Draft, April 21, 2001…Signed first contract, July 24, 2001…Declared by Patriots physically unable to perform (knee), July 23, 2002…Passed physical, Aug. 5, 2002…Signed new contract, Sept. 4, 2002…Placed on reserve/did not report by Patriots, July 27, 2005…Reinstated to active roster and signed new contract, Aug. 3, 2005…Signed new contract, Aug. 12, 2006…Declared by Patriots physically unable to perform (knee), July 27, 2006…Passed physical, Aug. 7, 2006…Declared by Patriots physically unable to perform (knee), July 24, 2007…Placed on reserve/PUP by Patriots, Sept. 1, 2007…Activated and returned to practice, Oct. 24, 2007…Traded by Patriots to Oakland for New England’s first-round selection in 2011 draft, Sept. 6, 2009 (Patriots selected T Nate Solder, 17th overall)…Designated franchise player by Raiders, Feb. 23, 2010…Signed franchise-player contract, June 21, 2010…Signed new contract, Feb. 28, 2011…Signed new contract, Aug. 5, 2011…Signed new contract, March 6, 2012.

Selected by New England Patriots in first round (sixth overall) of 2001 NFL Draft, April 21, 2001…Signed first contract, July 24, 2001…Declared by Patriots physically unable to perform (knee), July 23, 2002…Passed physical, Aug. 5, 2002…Signed new contract, Sept. 4, 2002…Placed on reserve/did not report by Patriots, July 27, 2005…Reinstated to active roster and signed new contract, Aug. 3, 2005…Signed new contract, Aug. 12, 2006…Declared by Patriots physically unable to perform (knee), July 27, 2006…Passed physical, Aug. 7, 2006…Declared by Patriots physically unable to perform (knee), July 24, 2007…Placed on reserve/PUP by Patriots, Sept. 1, 2007…Activated and returned to practice, Oct. 24, 2007…Traded by Patriots to Oakland for New England’s first-round selection in 2011 draft, Sept. 6, 2009 (Patriots selected T Nate Solder, 17th overall)…Designated franchise player by Raiders, Feb. 23, 2010…Signed franchise-player contract, June 21, 2010…Signed new contract, Feb. 28, 2011…Signed new contract, Aug. 5, 2011…Signed new contract, March 6, 2012.

CAREER: Elite defensive lineman, earned in 2011 his second straight Pro Bowl selection, his second in three Raiders seasons, and seventh overall…Voted to five straight Pro Bowls (2002-06) with New England…Honored four times by the Associated Press as an All-Pro (three first-team selections, one second-team)…Owns three Super Bowl rings from his time in New England…Has played in 156 games with 149 starts over 11 pro seasons…Career totals include 481 tackles (312 solo), 54½ sacks, 32 passes defensed, two interceptions, four forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries…Has sacked 36 quarterbacks…In games in which he records a sack, his teams are 43-8 (.843), including an 8-3 mark (.727) with Oakland; the Raiders have won four straight, and seven of their last eight, in games with a Seymour sack.

2011: Played in 16 games with 15 starts…Named to the Pro Bowl for second straight season with Raiders, and seventh overall…Ranked third on team with six sacks…Totaled 29 stops (23 solo), five tackles for loss, three passes defensed and 11 hurries…(9/12) at DEN: In 23-20 victory on Monday night season-opener, sacked Kyle Orton twice, first on a third-and-goal that forced Denver to settle for a third-quarter FG, and again for a 9-yard loss in the fourth quarter…(9/25) vs. NYJ: Sacked Mark Sanchez for a third-quarter sack in 34-24 win…(10/9) at HOU: Recorded a season-high five tackles (four) in 25-20 victory the day after the passing of owner Al Davis…Posted two sacks, his fifth multiple-sack game as a Raider, and broke up two passes, one on a key fourth-quarter drive…Dropped QB Matt Schaub for a 5-yard loss on third-and-10 to force a punt late in the first half with Oakland trailing, 14-12, then sacked him again with three minutes left in game to force Texans to settle for a field goal…(11/27) vs. CHI: Sacked Caleb Hanie in second quarter…(12/24) at KC: Blocked two FG attempts, a 49-yard try on final play of first half…Blocked a 49-yard, potential game-winning field goal attempt on final play of regulation to force game into overtime…Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

2010: Started 13 games, all at defensive tackle…Received sixth career Pro Bowl selection, but did not play due to injury…Totaled 5½ sacks and ranked second on the team with 10 tackles for loss…Had 48 total stops (36 solo), two passes defensed and one fumble recovery…(9/12) at TEN: Recovered a first-quarter fumble and returned it 13 yards to set up a field goal…(9/26) at ARI: Dropped Derek Anderson for a 7-yard sack…(10/10) vs. SD: Shared a third-quarter sack with Tommy Kelly…(10/24) at DEN: Sacked Kyle Orton on last play of third quarter…(10/31) vs. SEA: Got to QB Matt Hasselbeck twice, forcing respective punts in first and fourth quarters …(11/7) vs. KC: Recorded a season-high eight tackles (seven solo)…(12/12) at JAC: Took down David Garrard for a third-quarter sack.

2009: Started all 16 games in his first season with the Silver and Black, despite New England trading him to Oakland just eight days before the season-opener…Compiled four sacks, 47 tackles (30 solo), three passes defensed and one forced fumble…(9/14) vs. SD: Had a memorable Raiders debut on Monday Night Football, recording two sacks and a season-high six tackles (three solo)…Sacked Philip Rivers twice in the first half, including the last snap before intermission, forcing Chargers to settle for a field goal…(10/18) vs. PHI: In 13-9 win, posted two sacks and three tackles for loss…Also batted away a Donovan McNabb pass, and forced a fumble…On one second-quarter series, threw RB LeSean McCoy for a 2-yard loss, then sacked McNabb to force a punt…Then, with time running out in the first half, sacked McNabb again…(1/3/10) vs. BAL: Matched a season high with six tackles (five solo).

2008: Started first 15 games and tied his career high with a team-leading eight sacks in final Patriots season…Also led team with 17 hurries, along with 63 tackles (34 solo)…(9/14) at NYJ: Sacked Brett Favre just before half to preserve a 6-3 lead…(10/5) at SF: Started at defensive end, in his 100th career game…(10/20) vs. DEN: Tied a career high with two sacks…Dragged down Jay Cutler on a pair of second-half sacks, one to force a fourth-quarter punt…(10/26) vs. STL: In 23-16 win, tallied four hurries with one sack…Five of his seven tackles came on plays that resulted in a loss or no gain, including a Marc Bulger sack to force a second-quarter punt with Patriots trailing 10-7…(11/9) vs. BUF: Induced a first-quarter punt by sacking Trent Edwards …(11/13) vs. NYJ: Tallied 10 tackles (four solo), including a Brett Favre sack one play before a third-quarter punt …(11/23) at MIA: Wrapped up Chad Pennington to force a third-quarter punt…(11/30) vs. PIT: Teamed up with Ellis Hobbs to sack Ben Roethlisberger…(12/7) at SEA: Pounced on a Seneca Wallace fumble created by Brandon Meriweather’s strip-sack to snuff out final Seattle gasp in 24-21 victory…(12/21) vs. ARI: Combined with Mike Wright on a Kurt Warner sack to force a first-quarter punt.

2007: Limited by a knee injury, played in nine games while making eight starts at defensive end…Activated from the reserve/PUP on 10/27…(10/28) vs. WAS: Saw his first action of the season in a reserve role at defensive end…(11/4) at IND: Got his hand on a 50-yard FG attempt …(12/16) vs. NYJ: Split a Chad Pennington sack with Jarvis Green late in second quarter, in addition to a team-high three hurries…In first quarter, his pressure created an interception returned by Eugene Wilson for touchdown in 20-10 win…(12/23) vs. MIA: Chased down Dolphins Cleo Lemon for a fourth-quarter sack…Postseason: (1/12/08) vs. JAC: Tied for team lead with nine tackles (four solo) in AFC Divisional playoff…(1/20/08) vs. SD: Made one tackle in AFC Championship…Super Bowl XLII (2/3/08) vs. NYG: Made seven tackles (three solo).

2006: Saw action in all 16 games with 15 starts…Selected to fifth consecutive Pro Bowl…(9/10) vs. BUF: Sacked J.P. Losman on third-and-2 to force a fourth-quarter punt…(9/17) at NYJ: Notched 1½ sacks, and ended the Jets’ second drive by batting down a pass at the line…Halted another with a Chad Pennington sack at end of the second quarter, then shared a 10-yard sack with Mike Vrabel to force a fourth-quarter punt …(10/30) at MIN: Provided pressure in the pocket, causing Brad Johnson to throw a second-quarter interception, then teamed with Jarvis Green to sack Brooks Bollinger, forcing a fourth-quarter punt …(11/26) vs. CHI: Mammoth in 17-13 win, blocked a 45-yard FG attempt, recovered a second-quarter fumble when Rex Grossman fumbled the snap on third-and-goal from the Pats’ 5-yard line, then sacked Grossman to force a third-quarter punt…Also batted down a pass…(12/17) vs. HOU: Deflected and intercepted a David Carr pass at the Houston 24-yard line to set up a first-quarter FG …Postseason: (1/7/07) vs. NYJ: Notched a Chad Pennington sack on Jets’ final snap in AFC Wild Card…(1/14/07) at SD: Started at DE and posted a solo tackle in AFC Divisional game…(1/21/07) at IND: Notched three tackles and a hurry in AFC Championship.

2005: Selected to fourth Pro Bowl…Played and started 12 games…Totaled four sacks among 69 tackles (41 solo), with a forced fumble and fumble recovery, and four passes defensed…(9/8) vs. OAK: Led team with eight tackles (six solo)…Batted down a third-and-11 pass in the second quarter …(9/25) at PIT: In 23-20 win over eventual Super Bowl champion, recorded first multiple-sack game of career, dropping Ben Roethlisberger in second and fourth quarters; also knocked down a pass…(11/27) at KC: Forced a fourth-quarter fumble at the Kansas City 17-yard line…(12/11) at BUF: Sacked J.P. Losman in third quarter…(12/26) at NYJ: Sacked Brooks Bollinger in third quarter, then recovered a Bollinger fumble in fourth quarter …Postseason: (1/7/06) vs. JAC: Combined with Willie McGinest to sack David Garrard late in game, and recovered an Alvin Pearman fumble in second quarter of AFC Wild Card contest…(1/14/06) at DEN: Led team with six tackles (three solo) and split a pair of Jake Plummer sacks, one with Jarvis Green to force a third-quarter punt, another with Vince Wilfork to force a fourth-quarter punt.

2004: A key cog in New England’s Super Bowl championhip, named to his third straight Pro Bowl, in addition to first-team All-Pro honors from the Associated Press, Football Digest, College & Pro Football Weekly, the PFWA and The Sporting News…Registered 67 tackles (37 solo), five sacks, one pass defensed, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery, which he parlayed into his first career TD…(10/3) at BUF: With less than three minutes left, the Patriots up by a TD and Buffalo deep in NE territory, scooped up a Drew Bledsoe fumble forced by Tedy Bruschi’s sack and rumbled 68 yards for the game-clinching score in 31-17 triumph…Also sacked Bledsoe on final series…(10/10) vs. MIA: Sacked Jay Fiedler in first quarter…(10/17) vs. SEA: Deflected a first-quarter pass that was intercepted…(10/31) at PIT: Notched a career-high 16 tackles (eight solo) according to unofficial press-box stats…(11/7) at STL: Sacked Marc Bulger in fourth quarter…(11/28) vs. BAL: Sacked Kyle Boller to force a fourth-quarter punt…(12/5) at CLE: Caused a William Green fumble returned for a 41-yard touchdown in third quarter…(12/20) at MIA: Sacked A.J. Feeley in fourth quarter…(12/26) at NYJ: Injured his knee and was inactive for ensuing regular-season finale. Postseason: (1/16/05) vs. IND: Inactive for AFC Divisional playoff with knee injury…(1/23/05) at PIT: Inactive for AFC Championship with knee injury…Super Bowl XXXIX (2/6/05) vs. PHI: Returned from injury to see significant action as a reserve on the defensive line…Tackled Brian Westbrook for a 2-yard loss on his first play of the game, then sacked McNabb for a 6-yard loss in the third quarter…Knocked down a pass in the fourth quarter…Helped to hold Philadelphia to 45 rushing yards on 17 carries (2.6 avg.).

2003: Earned second Pro Bowl berth…In 15 games, with 14 starts, finished second on a Super Bowl championship team with a career-high 8.0 sacks, registering a Patriots-best nine games with a sack…Ranked fourth on the team with a career-high 80 tackles (45 solo) and caused havoc at the line with 10 passes defensed…Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week on two occasions, for his performances in Week 7 and the Divisional Playoffs…Named an All-Pro by the Associated Press, Sports Illustrated and ESPN.com…(9/7) at BUF: Sacked Drew Bledsoe last in first half…(10/5) vs. TEN: Dropped Steve McNair on Titans’ final drive…(10/12) vs. NYG: Sacked Kerry Collins in the fourth quarter and caused two interceptions with pass deflections, one on the game’s first play…(10/19) at MIA: Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after blocking a potential game-winning 35-yard FG with two minutes remaining…(10/26) vs. CLE: Shared a Kelly Holcomb sack with Dan Klecko to snuff out Browns’ fourth-quarter hopes in 9-3 win…(11/16) vs. DAL: Sacked Quincy Carter in the game’s last minute…(11/23) at HOU: Ended first Texans possession with third-down sack of Tony Banks, then batted away four of his passes…(12/7) vs. MIA: Forced a fourth-quarter punt with a Jay Fiedler sack…(12/14) vs. JAC: Sacked Byron Leftwich, forcing a second-quarter fumble…(12/20) at NYJ: Shared a Chad Pennington sack with Willie McGinest to force a fourth-quarter punt…Postseason: (1/10/04) vs. TEN: Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after blocking a 31-yard Gary Anderson FG attempt in AFC Divisional playoff…(1/18/04) vs. IND: Posted three tackles and one pass defensed in AFC Championship…Super Bowl XXXVIII (2/1/04) vs. CAR: Collected two solo tackles and a pass defensed, and recovered a second-quarter Jake Delhomme fumble, forced by Mike Vrabel’s blindside sack.

2002: Earned first Pro Bowl selection while starting all 16 games at DT…Tied for the team lead with 5½ sacks, along with 56 tackles (33 solo), an interception among three passes defensed, and a fumble recovery…Also blocked two FG attempts…(9/9) vs. PIT: Sacked Kordell Stewart to force a fourth-quarter punt on Monday Night Football…(9/22) vs. KC: Floored Trent Green in second quarter…(9/29) at SD: Helped block Chargers’ 50-yard FG attempt in fourth quarter…(11/3) at BUF: Sacked Drew Bledsoe in the second quarter…(11/17) at OAK: Sacked Rich Gannon inside the New England 10 on a second-quarter series, then blocked Sebastian Janikowski’s 49-yard FG attempt in final period…(11/24) vs. MIN: Started at nose tackle and shared a Daunte Culpepper sack with Tedy Bruschi on a key fourth-quarter drive; also blocked a 43-yard FG attempt on Minnesota’s first series, and recovered Randy Moss’ second-quarter fumble…(12/8) vs. BUF: Intercepted Drew Bledsoe at Buffalo’s 9-yard line to set up a first-quarter touchdown, then sacked the QB in the third quarter.

2001: Played in 13 regular-season games with 10 starts as a rookie…Amassed 44 tackles (25 solo), including three sacks, one pass defensed and a fumble recovery…Voted to Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie Team…Totaled 11 tackles (seven) in the postseason, including a sack in Super Bowl XXXVI…(9/23) vs. NYJ: Made his NFL debut and recorded four tackles…(11/4) at ATL: Started at nose tackle and recorded his first career sack, bringing down Chris Chandler in second quarter…(11/25) vs. NO: Blocked a 43-yard FG attempt in first quarter…(12/2) at NYJ: Started at DT and sacked Vinny Testaverde in third quarter…(12/9) vs. CLE: Dropped Tim Couch in third quarter…(1/6/02) at CAR: Recorded a Richard Huntley fumble in third quarter…Postseason: (1/19/02) vs. OAK: Credited with five tackles in AFC Divisional Playoff game…(1/27/02) at PIT: Made first career postseason start, at DT, and recorded three tackles in AFC Championship…Super Bowl XXXVI (2/3) vs. STL: Recorded three tackles, including first career postseason sack when he brought down Kurt Warner in the third quarter.

COLLEGE: In four years at Georgia, played 41 games with 25 starts…Finished his career with 223 stops (106 solo), 9½ sacks, 25½ tackles for loss and 35 pressures…A two-time first-team All-SEC pick (1999-00), led his team in tackles for loss each of his final two seasons, with 10 and 10½, respectively… A first-team All-America selection (AFCA, Walter Camp) as a senior, started 10 games at defensive tackle, recording 78 tackles (35 solo) and 1½ sacks…As a junior first-team All-SEC selection, started all 11 games at defensive tackle and led the team with 74 tackles (38 solo); also had four sacks and an intercepted…As a sophomore, appeared in every game with four starts…Despite starting only four games, finished fourth on the team with 69 tackles (32 solo)…Added four sacks and five tackles for loss, and forced and recovered a fumble…Appeared in nine games during his freshman year at defensive tackle…Recorded two tackles…Housing and consumer economics major.

PERSONAL: A first-team all-region and all-area selection as a two-way lineman at Lower Richland (S.C.) High School, led the team with 83 tackles and eight sacks as a senior…Named team captain…Also lettered in basketball and track…Married with four children.

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