Football pro turned poker pro watches his team take the Super Bowl

Richard Seymour made a name for himself on the gridiron before taking to the felt

Richard Seymour is a seven-time Pro Bowler for the NFL that switched gears in 2012 and brought his competitive spirit to the poker tables. He has already racked up more than $530,000 in live cashes, including a third-place finish at the 2018 PCA, where he took home $376,360. He was one of several football players to be nominated for the NFL Hall of Fame (HOF) this year, but would see the opportunity pass him by. Instead, he could still relish in the fact that his former team – the one which gave him three Super Bowl rings – was once again in the Super Bowl and, once again, was crowned the champs of the Vince Lombardy trophy.

Seymour took the news of being passed up for the HOF in stride. He posted on Twitter, “[D]on’t let today’s disappointment cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams… although my nomination bid into the HOF fell a bit short. I am forever grateful to have been nominated and a part of the process. [C]ongrats to well deserving and newly elected members.”

Seymour continues to impress at the poker felt. In addition to his PCA third-place win, he also has two cashes from the 2017 WSOP and another two from the WPT. By some standards, he’s still a rookie at the tables and will only get better with time. He may not have made it to the football HOF, but perhaps he’ll make it to the Poker HOF some day.

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