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Rich Seubert biography

Date of birth : 1979-03-30
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Marshfield, Missouri, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-01
Credited as : Football player NFL, guard for the New York Giants, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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* Originally signed by the Giants as a rookie free agent on April 27, 2001.

GIANTS NOTES


* Seubert has been the longest-tenured Giants player since the departure of Amani Toomer following the 2008 season.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


* Seubert has been a significant contributor as both a starter and reserve. He has played in 88 regular season games with 72 starts and 8 postseason games with 7 starts…Suffered a serious leg fracture on Oct. 19, 2003 that forced him to miss the remainder of that year and the entire 2004 season…Returned to action in 2005.
* In 2009, Seubert started all 14 games in which he played at left guard…Suffered a knee injury in the 2nd quarter at Washington (12/21) and was forced to leave that game and sit out the final 2 games of the season… Run and pass blocking helped the Giants average 366.0 yards a game, the NFL's 8th-highest figure…Line allowed only 32 sacks, tied for 7th-best in the league.
* In 2008, Seubert started all 16 regular season games and the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at left guard. The Giants were the only team to start the same 5 linemen in all 32 regular season games in 2007-08…Seubert was an integral member of an offensive line that helped the Giants finish with 427 points and 338 first downs, both the second-highest totals in franchise history. The Giants gained 5,695 yards, the 3rd-highest total in their history. The line's blocking enabled the Giants to lead the NFL and set franchise records in both rushing yards per game (157.4) and yards per carry (5.0). With Seubert and the line opening holes, Brandon Jacobs (1,089) and Derrick Ward (1,025) became the 4th pair of running back teammates to rush for 1,000 yards in the same season.
* The line's blocking helped the Giants rush for 301 yards in a victory over Carolina (12/21) that clinched the top seed in the NFC playoffs. It was the 5th-highest total in Giants history…Seubert and the line allowed just 2 sacks in a 5-game period from Sept. 21-Oct. 26.
* In 2007, started all 16 regular season games for the 2nd time in his career and all 4 of the Giants' postseason games at left guard…Blocking by Seubert and the O-line enabled the Giants to finish 4th in the NFL in rushing yardage with an average of 134.3 yards a game. In their 4-game postseason surge that culminated in a Super Bowl XLII victory, the Giants averaged 305.5 yards, including 103.8 on the ground.
* In 2006, played in 14 games with 3 starts…Also started the NFC Wild Card Game at left guard…Used as a 2nd tight end throughout the season…Was inactive for 2 games (vs. New Orleans, 12/24, at Washington, 12/30) with a shin injury.
* Started at left guard in the NFC Wild Card game at Philadelphia (1/7)…Offensive line allowed 1 sack and provided the blocks that enabled the Giants to rush for 151 yards on 31 carries…Started at center in place of injured Shaun O'Hara vs. Philadelphia (12/17)…Left the game for 1 play due to a knee injury in the 4th quarter but later returned…Started as a 2nd tight end for the 2nd straight week at Carolina (12/10)…Played center in the 1st half when O'Hara left the game due to injury…Played the entire 2nd half at left guard in place of David Diehl, who was at right tackle in place of the injured Kareem McKenzie.
* In 2005, returned to action after missing the entire 2004 season while recovering from 3 fractures in his right leg suffered in 2003…Played in 4 games with 1 start…When he started at left guard vs. the Chiefs it was his 1st playing time on the offensive line since Oct. 19, 2003, when he suffered a severely fractured right leg against the Eagles. The line's run blocking enabled Tiki Barber to rush for a then-franchise record 220 yards.
* In 2004, missed the entire season after being placed on the physically unable to perform list as a result of the fractured right leg he suffered in 2003.
* In 2003, started the first 6 games at left guard before suffering an injury that forced him to miss the rest of the season…Fractured the right fibula, tibia and ankle late in the 1st quarter vs. Philadelphia (10/19). He was placed on injured reserve the following week.
* In the 5 full games he played, the Giants offense averaged 355 total yards (including 399 at Washington and 381 at New England) and allowed just 8 sacks.
* In 2002, started all 16 regular season games and the NFC Wild Card game at left guard…Was 1 of 3 undrafted free agents to start on the offensive line, joining Chris Bober at center and Jason Whittle at right guard…The line gave up only 24 sacks all season.
* As a rookie in 2001, played in 2 games, with no starts…Played only on special teams…Suited up for a 3rd game but did not play and was inactive for 13 games.

COLLEGE


* Named 1st-team All-Gateway Conference as a senior in 2000…Helped Leathernecks to the 21st-ranked rushing attack in the country…Began career as a tight end before moving to offensive line full-time as a junior in 1999…Started all 11 games at tight end as a true freshman in 1997…Caught 2 passes for 17 yards…Started first 5 games at tight end as a sophomore and caught 4 passes for 58 yards…Started the remainder of the season at guard. Switched to tackle as a junior.

OFF FIELD ACTIVITY


* Hosts the annual Rich Seubert Celebrity Trap Shoot fundraiser in Wisconsin with the goal of contributing $1 million to The Marshfield Clinic for cardiac research. His grandmother, Celine Seubert, received a heart transplant in 1987. Thanks to the subsequent care she has received at Marshfield Clinic, Celine has been able to see the expansion of her families, including several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
* Received the 2009 Wellington T. Mara Award at the Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York annual Vision of Hope awards dinner.
* Participated in Coach Coughlin's Jay Fund Foundation fundraiser dinner and golf outing.
* Participated in the Shaun O'Hara Foundation Golf Outing, raising money for cystic fibrosis research.
* Participated in the Giants Foundation 2009 Golf Outing.
* Attended the Champions for Children fundraiser gala benefitting the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation.
* Hosted the annual Meet the Giants fundraiser benefitting the Ronald McDonald House of New York City, a home away from home for kids fighting cancer and blood disorders.
* Visited New York Presbyterian Hospital's pediatric division.
* Served lunch during Souper Bowl week at New York City Rescue Mission.
* Attended the Giants Kickoff Luncheon benefitting St. Vincent's Medical Center.

PERSONAL


* Married (Jodi). They have two sons, Hunter Thomas and Isaac Richard.
* Lettered in football, basketball and baseball at Columbus High School in Marshfield, Wis.
* Member of 2-time state championship teams in football and basketball.
* National Honor Society member.
* Son of Thomas and Ann.
* Born March 30, 1979.

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