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Paul Seiler
No. 71, 79, 65     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1945-11-01)November 1, 1945
Place of birth: Algona, Iowa
Date of death: September 25, 2001(2001-09-25) (aged 55)
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 258 lb (117 kg)
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1967 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12
Debuted in 1967 for the New York Jets
Last played in 1973 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Games played     39
Games started     1
Fumbles recovered     0
Stats at

Paul Herman Seiler (November 11, 1945 – September 25, 2001)[1] was an American football offensive lineman who played in the American and National Football Leagues for the New York Jets and Oakland Raiders.

Born in Algona, Iowa,[2] Seiler played college football at the University of Notre Dame and was a member of the school's 1966 team that won the national championship.[3] In the 1967 NFL Draft, the Jets selected him with the 12th overall pick. Seiler played in two games for the Jets in the 1967 AFL season,[2] but a leg injury led the Jets to put him on a "waived injured list".[4] In 1968, he enlisted in the military and did not play that season.[2][5] Seiler returned to the Jets in 1969, playing in 11 games.[2] After undergoing offseason leg surgery,[6] the Jets released Seiler before the start of the 1970 season.[7] From 1971 to 1973, Seiler played for the Raiders. He played in 26 games, starting once in 1973, his last NFL season.[2]


  1. The ESPN Pro Football Encyclopedia Second Edition. New York City: Sterling Publishing. 2007. p. 621. ISBN 978-1-4027-5250-6.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Paul Seiler". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  3. LaFleur, Pete (September 29, 2006). "Reliving A Season Of Glory: The 1966 National Champions Celebrate the 40-Year Anniversary". University of Notre Dame. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  4. "Jets Ready for Abner". The Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. December 8, 1967.,2782335. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  5. "Seiler Enlists". Reading Eagle. United Press International. January 22, 1968.,3538196. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  6. "Operate On Jets". The Norwalk Hour. United Press International. January 29, 1970.,4075598. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  7. Di Pietro, Bob (September 16, 1970). "Other Veterans Given Releases". The Bonham Daily Favorite. United Press International.,536313. Retrieved July 6, 2011.

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