Ryan R. Seymour (born February 7, 1990) is a former National Football League offensive lineman (NFL). A first-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013, Seymour played his entire career with the team until he was released on August 30, 2018.
He attended The Haverford School in Haverford, Pennsylvania. During his time there, he lettered in football for two years and also wrestled for the Hawks. After high school, he went on to play college football at Penn State University. There he started all 52 games he appeared in and was part of three bowl teams. After graduating from Penn State with a bachelor's degree in social science in 2012, he entered the NFL draft. The Steelers selected him with the 29th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Seymour was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to parents Robert and Susan Seymour. He has one brother, Robert Jr.. His father played basketball for La Salle University before becoming an assistant coach under Tom Amstutz at Haverford High School. His mother worked as a secretary for the Philadelphia Eagles organization.
After high school, Seymour attended Penn State University where he played offensive line for the Nittany Lions.
Defensive lineman Defensive lineman/Position Richard Seymour was a dominant force at Stanford during his career, where he played from 1996 to 1999. He finished his Cardinal career with 57 tackles and 6 sacks. The New York Jets selected Seymour in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft.
Seymour started out as a defensive end but eventually moved to defensive tackle. He played all five positions on the line for the Jets, and is considered one of the best defensive players in team history. He was named to the Pro Bowl after his first two seasons and was also a First-Team All-Pro selection in 2001.
In January 2012, it was announced that Seymour had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). He has since become an advocate for people with MS and participates in fundraising events.
In August 2013, it was reported that Seymour had filed a lawsuit against the NFL alleging that the league's management knew or should have known about the connection between football and MS and failed to warn players of the risks involved. The suit claims that Seymour developed the disease as a result of playing football. It seeks compensation for medical bills and other costs related to treating his condition.
"Richard was a unique physical and athletic talent who possessed outstanding brains," Belichick remarked after Seymour was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame. "He was more than most offensive players could handle, which allowed us to benefit as a defense in a variety of ways."
Seymour's size (6 feet 4 inches, 275 pounds) and speed made him one of the most feared defenders in football during his career at Boston College. He was selected No. 3 by the New York Giants in the 1994 NFL draft and went on to play nine seasons in New York. He finished with 71 sacks over that time span.
During his first two seasons with the Patriots, Seymour helped transform their defense from an average unit to a top-five unit. He was named a First Team All-Pro both years he played for New England and also won the Ed Block Courage Award in 1997. Seymour was voted into the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2009.
Belichick's comments are evidence of how much respect he had for Seymour. Although they were opponents, they enjoyed a great deal of success against each other during their careers at New England and New York.
An analysis of Seymour's stats shows that he was very effective in bringing down quarterbacks. Over his three years with the Patriots, he had 53 sacks and 24 forced fumbles.
Ryan Brett Grant (born December 9, 1982) is a former National Football League (NFL) running back (NFL). Grant played collegiate football at Notre Dame, where he carried for over 1,000 yards in his lone season as a starter. He began his career as an undrafted free agent with the New York Giants. After two seasons with the Giants, Grant joined the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he spent three seasons as a backup to Le'Veon Bell before being released in 2016.
After leaving the Steelers, Grant signed with the Buffalo Bills, but was released at the end of training camp. He finished his NFL career with the Washington Redskins after one season there started as their starting running back. In 50 games over five seasons, Grant rushed for 7,249 yards and 51 touchdowns. He also caught 185 passes for 2,010 yards and six more scores during his NFL career.
After ending his career with the Redskins, Grant entered the 2017 season as a free agent but was not retained by any team. He announced his retirement on August 24, 2017.
He is now a senior analyst for ESPN's NFC East blog.
Grant was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, but grew up in Boca Raton, Florida. His mother is African American and his father is Irish American. He has two siblings: a brother, Bryan, who is four years older than him, and a sister, Taylor, who is two years younger than him.
Seymour was a seven-time Pro Bowler, a three-time first-team All-Pro pick, a three-time Super Bowl champion, and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's All-Decade Team for the 2000s. These are the honors that voters and fans look for when deciding which players should be inducted into the Hall of Fame, but Seymour was much more than these highlights. He was one of the best centers in football during his career, helping lead the Baltimore Ravens to two Super Bowl victories over time.
Seymour played in every game for all seven of his teams from 1989 to 2005. He finished his career with 667 tackles, 36 passes defensed, 7 interceptions, and 14 fumble recoveries. The Ravens retired his number 55 after he died in 2006 at the age of 42.
He was born on January 4, 1964 in New York City. His parents were both college professors who moved to Boston when Seymour was young so they could take on different jobs. This allowed him to grow up in several cities including Boston, Chicago, and Baltimore. He attended Boston College where he played on the football team from 1986 to 1988. In his rookie season, he started 11 games at center for the Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts. That same year, the colts won the AFC Championship game before losing to San Francisco in the Super Bowl.
After leaving the Colts, he joined the New York Giants. There he met his future wife, Karen, who was also a student at Boston College.
Harry Alistair Ellis (born May 17, 1982 in Leicester) is a former English rugby union football scrum half who played for Leicester Tigers, England, and the British and Irish Lions. Ellis announced his retirement from the game on July 8, 2010, due to a recurrent knee problem. He had been struggling with injury since breaking his arm during a league match for Leicester in 2004.
Ellis made his international debut against Australia at the end of 2002 and was part of the squad that won the last three matches at the 2007 Rugby World Cup. After missing out on the tournament he returned to England for the 2008-09 season where he helped Leicester win the Premiership title. In June 2009 it was announced that Ellis would be leaving Leicester at the end of the season to join Bath as one of their coaches.
During his time at Leicester he scored 106 tries in all competitions, which is currently third behind Jonny Wilkinson (116) and George Ford (108).
He also has four try assists to his name and five penalties taken during his time at Welford Road.
After two seasons at Bath, Ellis joined London Irish as one of their coaching staff. The club went on to get relegated from the Guinness Premiership but Ellis stayed on board as an assistant coach until the end of the 2011-12 season.