Georgia Bulldogs 2015 OT DeVondre Seymour Ends Football Career


The Georgia Bulldogs 2015 recruiting class was just reduced by one when JUCO offensive tackle DeVondre Seymour announced that he was giving up football.

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Seymour, who attended North Gwinnett H.S. in Suwanee, Ga. and then Hinds Community College,  was a 3-star prospect rated as the No. 6 JUCO offensive tackle in the nation and the No. 12 JUCO player in the state of Georgia according to the 247 Sports composite rankings.

This is a bit of a blow to the Dawgs’ offensive line depth, which didn’t take a big hit in terms of starters this season (other than the loss of center David Andrews).

The announcement came from UGA head coach Mark Richt on

“I met with DeVondre and he feels strongly that football is not what he wants to do,” said Richt. “We do wish him well in whatever career he chooses to pursue.”

No further information was provided.

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The 6-foot-6, 310-pound Seymour was one of four offensive linemen in the 2015 class, the others being 4-star Patrick Allen (Reisterstown, Md.), 3-star Sage Hardin (Atlanta, Ga.) and 3-star Sam Madden (Barnegat, N.J.).

At best, Seymour was looked at to work into the rotation at tackle in his second year, possibly as a starter. More than likely he would have been third on the 2015 depth chart, so this isn’t a big blow in terms of the now, but does mean that the future at offensive line will have to be tweaked a bit.

Seymour is the nephew and adopted son of former UGA and NFL defensive lineman Richard Seymour.

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