Jim Seymour

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Jim Seymour
Date of birth: (1946-11-24)November 24, 1946
Place of birth: Berkley, Michigan
Date of death: March 29, 2011(2011-03-29) (aged 64)
Career information
Position(s): WR
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1969 / Round: 1 / Pick 10
As player:
Chicago Bears
Chicago Fire (WFL)
Career highlights and awards
Honors: Notre Dame: 3 time All-American
Records: Notre Dame: most receiving yards in a single game (276)
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

James Patrick "Jim" Seymour (November 24, 1946 – March 29, 2011)[1] was an American football wide receiver who played three seasons for the Chicago Bears in the National Football League. He was originally selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the first round of the 1969 NFL Draft, 10th pick overall. In 1974 he played for the Chicago Fire of the WFL.

Seymour played high school football at Shrine of the Little Flower High School, Royal Oak, Michigan, and college football at Notre Dame, where he was a two-time First-team All-American (1967, 1968) while also being a Second-team All-America selection in 1966. He is widely considered to be one of the Top 50 players in Notre Dame history, and is one of only five three-time football All-Americans at the school (Leon Hart, Ken MacAfee, Chris Zorich, Luther Bradley).[2] Seymour was featured on the cover of Time Magazine in the October 28th, 1966 issue,[3] along with Terry Hanratty. He was the older brother of former professional football player Paul Seymour.

Seymour died on March 29, 2011 from cancer.[4]


  1. ^ Weber, Bruce (March 31, 2011). "Jim Seymour, Star Receiver at Notre Dame, Dies at 64". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ http://ndfootball.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/nd-rank-41-45/
  3. ^ Follow TIME Facebook Twitter Google + Tumblr (1966-10-28). "TIME Magazine Cover: Jim Seymour, Terry Hanratty - Oct. 28, 1966 - Football - Notre Dame - Sports". Time.com. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  4. ^ Mayer, Larry (2012-09-26). "Former Bears receiver Jim Seymour passes away". Chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 

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