Third time’s the charm? Seymour named Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist for third straight year

Third time’s the charm? Seymour named Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist for third straight year
FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2008, file photo, New England Patriots' Richard Seymour reacts after sacking New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre during the second quarter in an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. Seymour was selected as a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2021 on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File) (Source: Julie Jacobson)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Former New England Patriot and Oakland Raider Richard Seymour has been named a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the third consecutive year.

Seymour -- a three-time Super Bowl champion, a seven-time Pro Bowl selection, a member of the National Football League’s 2000s All-Decade Team, and a 2018 inductee of the SC Football Hall of Fame -- made a name for himself as a standout at Lower Richland High School before playing at Georgia.

After leaving Georgia, Seymour was selected in the NFL Draft by the Patriots in 2001. He played for New England for eight seasons before being traded to Oakland in 2009. During his career, Seymour recorded 324 tackles with 57.5 sacks.

After retiring in 2013, Seymour was named a Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist in 2019 and 2020.

Fans can vote for Seymour in the Hall of Fame Fan Vote.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019 will be announced on February 2, the eve of the Super Bowl, at the “NFL Honors.”

The Class of 2021 will be enshrined on August 8, 2021.

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