- David Ching, ESPN Staff Writer
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There will not be a second standout Seymour at Georgia after all.
Only a couple of weeks after arriving in Athens, offensive lineman DeVondre Seymour informed Bulldogs coach Mark Richt that he no longer wants to play football. Seymour is the son of Bulldogs All-American Richard Seymour, who was named to seven Pro Bowl rosters since becoming a first-round NFL draft pick in 2001.
But DeVondre does not appear to be on the same path. UGA released a statement from Richt regarding Seymour’s exit on Thursday.
“DeVondre Seymour has decided to discontinue his football playing career. I met with DeVondre and he feels strongly that football is not what he wants to do. We do wish him well in whatever career he chooses to pursue,” Richt said.
Seymour initially signed with Georgia out of North Gwinnett (Georgia) High School in 2013, but he did not academically qualify to join the Bulldogs out of high school. Seymour attended Hinds (Mississippi) Community College and signed with the Bulldogs again this year.
Nonetheless, Georgia returns four offensive line starters from last season, along with most of its key reserves.