Isaac Seumalo

American football player (born 1993)

American football player
Isaac Seumalo
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Seumalo with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017
No. 73 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born: (1993-10-29) October 29, 1993 (age 30)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:303 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school:Corvallis (Corvallis, Oregon)
College:Oregon State (2012–2015)
NFL draft:2016 / Round: 3 / Pick: 79
Career history
  • Philadelphia Eagles (2016–2022)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2023–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Super Bowl champion (LII)
  • Freshman All-American (2012)
  • Second-team All-Pac-12 (2013)
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Games played:98
Games started:77
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Isaac Seumalo (born October 29, 1993) is an American football guard for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oregon State.

Early years

A native of Corvallis, Oregon, Seumalo attended Corvallis High School, where he won 5A First-team All-State honors as an offensive and defensive lineman his junior and senior years. He had transferred there from Santiam Christian School, where he played his freshman and sophomore years. Regarded as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Seumalo was listed as the No. 3 offensive guard prospect in his class.[1] He chose Oregon State, where his father Joe Seumalo worked as defensive line coach, over offers from Oregon, Stanford, and Southern California.[2] Seumalo had been working out in the summer on Oregon State's campus.[3]

College career

In his first season at Oregon State, Seumalo became the first true freshman to start at center since Roger Levasa in 1978,[4] appeared in all 13 games and earned Freshman All-American honors by College Football News and CBSSports.com,[5][6] as well as honorable mention All-Pac-12 Conference honors. Seumalo was particularly praised for his performance against reigning Pac-12 Defensive Lineman of the Year Star Lotulelei, in a victory over the Utah Utes.[7][8]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 3+78 in
(1.93 m)
303 lb
(137 kg)
33 in
(0.84 m)
9+78 in
(0.25 m)
5.19 s 1.72 s 2.99 s 4.52 s 7.40 s 26.0 in
(0.66 m)
8 ft 9 in
(2.67 m)
19 reps
All values from NFL Combine, except bench from Pro Day[9][10]

Philadelphia Eagles

On April 29, 2016, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Seumalo in the third round (79th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.[11] In 2017, Seumalo played in 14 games, however, he was benched as the starting left guard in favor of Stefan Wisniewski after a poor performance in a week 2 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He won his first Super Bowl ring when the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII.[12]

In 2018, Seumalo entered the season as the backup left guard behind Stefen Wisniewski. He was named the starter in Week 5 and started the next nine games before being sidelined the final three weeks of the regular season with a pectoral injury.

On March 4, 2019, Seumalo signed a three-year contract extension with the Eagles through the 2022 season.[13]

On September 22, 2020, Seumalo was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.[14] He was activated on November 20, 2020.[15]

On September 28, 2021, Seumalo was placed on injured reserve after suffering a Lisfranc injury in Week 3.[16]

During the 2022 season, Seumalo helped the Eagles reach Super Bowl LVII but lost 38–35 to the Chiefs.[17]

Pittsburgh Steelers

On March 18, 2023, Seumalo signed a three-year, $24 million contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.[18]

Personal life

Seumalo's father Joe is the defensive line coach at the University of Arizona , while his sister Jessi is the director of on-campus recruiting for the Washington State football team.[19][20]

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 4, 2015. Retrieved March 7, 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Seumalo makes it official and signs with the Beavers". Corvallis Gazette-Times. February 1, 2012.
  3. ^ "Sean Mannion has a new center ... Isaac Seumalo". Corvallis Gazette-Times. August 6, 2012.
  4. ^ "Oregon State Beavers football: Isaac Seumalo makes history". The Oregonian. August 28, 2012.
  5. ^ "Scout.com: 2012 CFN All-Freshman Team". Archived from the original on December 13, 2012. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
  6. ^ "NCAA College Football".
  7. ^ "OSU Beavers rundown: Another future NFL player awaits in Seattle". OregonLive.com. October 26, 2012.
  8. ^ "OSU football notebook: Offensive line does its job". Lebanon Express. October 21, 2012.
  9. ^ "Isaac Seumalo Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". National Football League. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  10. ^ "2016 Draft Scout Isaac Seumalo, Oregon State NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Retrieved April 4, 2022.
  11. ^ Gowton, Brandon (April 29, 2016). "NFL Draft Results: Eagles pick offensive lineman Isaac Seumalo at No. 79". BleedingGreenNation.com. SBNation. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  12. ^ "Eagles dethrone Tom Brady, Patriots for first Super Bowl title in stunner". USA TODAY. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  13. ^ Johnson, Vaughn (March 4, 2019). "Eagles agree to terms with OL Isaac Seumalo on a three-year extension". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
  14. ^ "Roster Moves: Eagles place G Isaac Seumalo on Injured Reserve". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. September 22, 2020.
  15. ^ McPherson, Chris (November 20, 2020). "Eagles activate G Isaac Seumalo". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  16. ^ McPherson, Chris (September 28, 2021). "Eagles will place G Isaac Seumalo, S K'Von Wallace on Injured Reserve". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
  17. ^ "Super Bowl LVII - Philadelphia Eagles vs. Kansas City Chiefs - February 12th, 2023". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 26, 2023.
  18. ^ "Seumalo signed to three-year contact". Steelers.com. March 21, 2023.
  19. ^ "Like father, like son: Joe, Isaac Seumalo experience similar offseasons". ESPN. April 26, 2016. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  20. ^ "New WSU boss Rolovich hires Ferrigno, 13 others". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. March 6, 2020. Retrieved August 19, 2020.

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