Jim Seymour
No. 84
Born:(1946-11-24)November 24, 1946
Berkley, Michigan, U.S.
Died:March 29, 2011(2011-03-29) (aged 64)
Deerfield, Illinois, U.S.
Career information
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight210 lb (95 kg)
CollegeNotre Dame
NFL draft1969, Round: 1, Pick: 10
Drafted byLos Angeles Rams
Career history
As player
1969Los Angeles Rams
1970–1972Chicago Bears
1974Chicago Fire (WFL)
Career highlights and awards
RecordsNotre Dame: most receiving yards in a single game (276)

James Patrick Seymour (November 24, 1946 – March 29, 2011)[1] was an American football wide receiver who played three seasons for the Chicago Bears in the National Football League (NFL). He was originally selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the first round of the 1969 NFL Draft, 10th pick overall. In 1974, he played for the Chicago Fire of the World Football League (WFL).

Seymour played high school football at Shrine of the Little Flower High School, Royal Oak, Michigan, and college football at Notre Dame, where he was a two-time First-team All-American (1967, 1968) while also being a Second-team All-America selection in 1966. He is widely considered to be one of the Top 50 players in Notre Dame history, and is one of only five three-time football All-Americans at the school (Leon Hart, Ken MacAfee, Chris Zorich, Luther Bradley).[2] Seymour was featured on the cover of Time Magazine in the October 28th, 1966 issue,[3] along with Terry Hanratty. He was the older brother of former professional football player Paul Seymour.

He was traded along with Ron Smith from the Rams to the Bears for Dick Evey on September 1, 1970.[4]

Seymour died on March 29, 2011, from cancer.[5] He was buried in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Notre Dame, Indiana.


  1. ^ Weber, Bruce (March 31, 2011). "Jim Seymour, Star Receiver at Notre Dame, Dies at 64". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "ND Rank: #41-45 | Notre Dame Football Blog". ndfootball.wordpress.com. Archived from the original on 2014-01-26.
  3. ^ "TIME Magazine Cover: Jim Seymour, Terry Hanratty - Oct. 28, 1966 - Football - Notre Dame - Sports". Time.com. 1966-10-28. Archived from the original on February 20, 2008. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
  4. ^ Di Pietro, Bob. "Adderley Traded," United Press International (UPI), Wednesday, September 2, 1970. Retrieved October 31, 2020
  5. ^ Mayer, Larry (2012-09-26). "Former Bears receiver Jim Seymour passes away". Chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2012-09-30.