Sébastien Sejean

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Sébastien Sejean
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-10-31) October 31, 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth: France
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 223 lb (101 kg)
Career information
University: Laval
Undrafted: 2008
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • European Junior Championships - Best Player (2002)
  • European Team (2002)
  • World Cup Germany - 4th place (2003)
  • Diamond Helmet (2004)
  • Vanier Cup (2004)
  • Dunsmore Cup (2004)
  • Laval Dunsmore Cup (2005)
  • Vanier Cup (2006)
  • Laval Dunsmore Cup (2007)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Sébastien Sejean (born October 31, 1983) is a former American football safety. He played CIS football for the Université Laval Rouge et Or.

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Sebastian Sejean discovered American football through a supervisor from his college that invited him to attend training sessions for Molossian Asnieres-sur-Seine. In 2001, he went to Amiens where he joined the division, with hopes of joining the French Federation of American football, and eventually joined the Spartans club Amiens. In 2002, he was called to France junior team with which he participated in the European Junior Championships, where he earned the title of best player.

In 2003, he was named in the Europe team to participate in the Global Championships. During this tournament he was noticed by U.S.A universities, including Louisiana Tech. That same year he participated with the senior team in France at the World Cup in Germany when France finished 4th. Then in 2004 he won the Diamond Helmet X with the Spartans. Thanks to his good performance he was offered to join Laval University in Quebec. In late 2004 he went to study in Canada then. At Laval, he joined the team of Red and Gold, establishing himself in the number of Red and Gold wins, he contributes to the Laval Dunsmore Cup in 2005 and 2007 and Vanier Cup (highest university competition in Canada) in 2006.

In September 2007, he participated in his second World Cup which took place in Japan.

Sejean was asked to play in NFL Europa, he refuses the proposal made to him while hoping to get a contract in the Canadian League CFL. He was then approached by the Toronto Argonauts, but at the same time he was contacted to participate in the development program organized by foreign players in the NFL. Sejean decided to try his luck in the development program, where only 16 players Were offered contracts. During the tests that took place in London and Seville, he was confronted with sixty players, some of whom had played professionally in NFL Europa. Following the tests he was offered one of 16 precious contracts and signed with St. Louis Rams, becoming the first student from Laval to sign with a club in the NFL.

In 2008, he contributed only to pre-season matches and training at the club. On August 9, Sejean came into play for the first time during the 4th quarter, he managed 2 tackles. Sejean played against the Chargers in San Diego, and added 3 tackles. Finally he played the last game of the pre-season against the Chiefs in Kansas City. At the end of the pre-season he had played 3 games with 6 solo tackles.

Since the end of his contract with the Rams he has looked for a new club. For the 2011 season, he finally found that new club, the Indoor Football League's Reading Express.[1]

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