Richard Seymour was born in Gadsden, SC on October 6, 1979. He is a graduate of Hopkins Lower Richland High School. Seymour received numerous All-Area honors for his play as a defensive lineman in high school and was highly recruited by the University of Georgia. During his time as a Bulldog, Seymour was named to two First-team All-SEC teams and a First-team All-American in 2000.
After completing his career in Athens, he was drafted in the NFL as the sixth overall pick by the New England Patriots in 2001. During his career, he was selected to seven Pro Bowls, named to five All-Pro teams (three first-team), and won three Super Bowls with the Patriots. Over his 12 seasons in the NFL, he spent eight seasons with the Patriots and four with the Oakland Raiders. Seymour’s storied career lead him to be named to the Patriots 50th Anniversary Team, All-2000s Team, and the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team. In 2022, Richard Seymour was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 6th, 2022. He is the 4th South Carolina native and 6th South Carolina Football Hall of Famer to be elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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