FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Saturday, officials held the 2022 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement and induction ceremony, with Former New England Patriots defensive lineman Richard Seymour among those honored in Canton, Ohio.
Seymour joined the Hall of Fame Class of 2022 following his 12-year career in the National Football League, eight seasons of which he spent with the Patriots, winning six division titles, four conference crowns, and three Super Bowl championships for New England.
Seymour is the tenth Patriot to earn the induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
After his time with Patriots, Seymour went to the Oakland Raiders in 2009 through a trade. Across his time with the two teams, Seymour helped secure seven Pro Bowls and was selected for the 2000's All-Decade Team.
According to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Seymour thanked Patriots Coach Bill Belichick summarizing lessons he learned in New England in work ethic, respect, preparation, and teamwork.
"Richard was the consummate professional and leader, always accepting the roles he was assigned, putting team goals ahead of personal ones, and in turn, raising the game of everyone around him. Yet as great as he was as a player, he is a hall of fame-caliber person, as well," said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft.
Seymour was drafted by the Patriots sixth overall in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft out of Georgia, kicking off a Patriots career that ended with 460 tackles, two interceptions, and six fumble recoveries.