Georgia's DeVondre Seymour giving up football

Georgia's DeVondre Seymour giving up football

June 19th, 2015 by David Paschall in Sports - College

The University of Georgia's football team will not have offensive lineman DeVondre Seymour, the adopted son of former Bulldogs standout defensive lineman Richard Seymour, on its roster this fall. The younger Seymour, who originally signed with Georgia in 2013 and spent the past two years at Hinds (Miss.) Community College, has decided to end his playing career. Photo by The Associated Press.

Photo by JOHN AMIS

Georgia announced Thursday afternoon that incoming offensive lineman DeVondre Seymour has decided to end his playing career.

The 6-foot-6, 310-pounder is from the Atlanta suburb of Suwanee and played at North Gwinnett High School. He was originally in Georgia's 2013 signing class but took a detour to Hinds (Miss.) Community College.

Seymour was rated this past winter by as the No. 31 overall junior college prospect and the No. 4 offensive tackle.

"I met with DeVondre, and he feels strongly that football is not what he wants to do," Bulldogs coach Mark Richt said in a release. "We do wish him well in whatever career he chooses to pursue."

Seymour is the adopted son of former Georgia defensive tackle Richard Seymour, who was selected by the New England Patriots as the sixth overall pick in 2001. He was traded to the Oakland Raiders at the start of the 2009 season and played his last NFL season in 2012, having won three Super Bowls and earned seven Pro Bowl selections.

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