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Football: Former Kingsmen star Billy Seymour inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame

Penn graduate Billy Seymour will be inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame this summer.

Penn’s Football legend played tight end for the Kingsmen and won the state championships back-to-back in 1995 and 1996. Seymour also played on a National Championship Team for the Michigan Wolverines, and played for the Green Bay Packers in the NFL.

“Moving to Indiana before my junior year was one of the best things that has ever happened to me,” Seymour said about coming to Penn and playing football. “Coach (Geesman) and coach Yeoman took my game to the next level.

“Winning back to back state championships and playing against the best teams in the state helped prepare me for what I could expect at the college level,” Seymour said.

After a great high school football career, Seymour then looked to continue excellence at the University of Michigan. That following year, Seymour became a National Champion with the Wolverines in 1997.

“There is nothing like playing in front of over 100,000 fans,” Seymour said of wearing the Maize-and-Blue. “I’ll always remember the first time running out of that tunnel onto the field in the Big House! It’s the best stadium in the world! I Have so much pride being a Michigan man.

Seymour continued to climb up the ladder, signing with the Green Bay Packers after his college career.

“It was a really cool feeling to sign with one of the most historic NFL teams,” Seymour said. “It was a great experience and I really enjoyed my time in Green Bay.”

Congratulations to a member of the Long Black Line as Billy Seymour takes a well-deserved spot in the Indiana Football Hall of Fame.

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