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Larry Seivers
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: March 30, 1954
Career information
High school: Clinton (TN)
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 1977 / Round: 4 / Pick: 111
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Larry Seivers (born March 30, 1954)[1] is a former American football wide receiver who played college football at the University of Tennessee. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL) in the fourth round of the 1977 NFL Draft. He was a consensus All-American in 1975 and 1976.

Early years[edit]

Seivers played high school football and basketball for the Clinton High School Dragons in Clinton, Tennessee.[2]

College career[edit]

Seivers played for the Tennessee Volunteers from 1974 to 1976. He accumulated 117 receptions, 1,924 receiving yards and eight receiving touchdowns in his career. At the time he was the University of Tennessee's all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards.[3] He was a two time consensus All-American in 1975 and 1976.[4][5] Seivers scored the only touchdown of the 1974 Liberty Bowl, catching an 11-yard pass from Randy Wallace, in a 7-3 victory over Maryland.[6] He was a captain on the 1976 Tennessee Volunteers football team. He was selected as an SEC Football Legend in 2005.[7] Seivers was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.[8]

Professional career[edit]

Sievers was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL with the 111th pick in the 1977 NFL Draft.[9] He was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on August 30, 1977 for a fourth round 1979 NFL Draft choice.[10] The draft pick received by the Seahawks was given to the Buffalo Bills as voluntary compensation for Ahmad Rashād signing in 1976.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 [database on-line]. Larry C. Seivers, born March 30, 1954, living in Knoxville, Tennessee.
  2. ^ Evans, Richard (December 17, 2013). "Seivers honored at CHS basketball game". mycouriernews.com. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Larry Seivers". utsports.com. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Larry Seivers". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Yellin, Jason (December 16, 2013). "This Day In #Vols History (Dec. 16)". utsports.com. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "SEIVERS JOINS SEC LEGENDS FOR CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND". utsports.com. November 29, 2005. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Seivers, Teague To Enter TN Sports Hall". utsports.com. October 3, 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "1977 NFL Draft". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Seivers Landed by Buccaneers". Spokane Daily Chronicle. August 31, 1977. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "TRADES" (PDF). seahawksmedia.com. Retrieved 23 August 2014. [permanent dead link]

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