Today in Patriots History
Happy 37th birthday to Sebastian Vollmer
Born July 10, 1984 in Dusseldorf, Germany
Patriot OT, 2009-2016; uniform #76
Pats 2nd round (58th overall) selection of the 2009 draft, from Houston
- 88 regular season games played, with 80 starts
- 10 playoff games, all as a starter
- two Super Bowl rings (SB49, SB51)
- 2nd team All Pro, 2010
Sebastian Vollmer (59) Offensive Lineman - Career | 2008 Game-by-Game | 2007 Game-by-Game - 2008 All-Conference USA First Team- 2007 All-Conference USA Honorable
May 16, 2017:
Vollmer sat out the 2016 season and is now retired
Sebastian Vollmer spent seven years playing tackle for the New England Patriots. When Vollmer was on the team, the Patriots listed him at 6-foot-8 and 320 pounds.
Vollmer dealt with various injuries throughout the 2016 offseason, and toward the end of training camp, the Patriots placed him on the physically unable to perform list. That move mandated that he miss the first six games of the season, but the seriousness of his hip and shoulder issues wound up keeping him out for the entire season anyway. Vollmer was then released in March.
He surfaced again on Tuesday for an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio, and well, he's down from 320 pounds to 245 pounds. Check it:
March 18, 2019:
Cover Photo: Getty Images The NFL has quite a few storied traditions, but perhaps none are as fun as the retired lineman suddenly getting into incredible...
July 21, 2018:
Sebastian Vollmer, Wes Welker, Rob Ninkovich, and what life’s been like after football - The Boston Globe
The three former Patriots are leading productive lives since their playing careers ended.
Vollmer, like Ninkovich, has remained in the New England area and is just starting to find his post-football life. He works out first thing each morning, spends lots of time with his wife and young kids, and works with a few charities and local businesses. Vollmer also moonlights as an NFL broadcaster for German-language TV back in his home country.
“We all played for a long time, assumed a risk to a certain degree, but I can’t worry about it. I can’t worry today what might happen tomorrow in 10, 20, 50 years,” he said. “Yeah, you probably try to stay active. But I think even if you didn’t play, you shouldn’t give up on reading and Sudoku.”
He carries plenty of pain from his eight NFL seasons — lingering back, shoulder and hip injuries, a broken leg, arthritis. But he is also fit and trim — he lost so much weight right after retirement, 75 pounds, that he has put about 15 back on.
“Certain things I won’t be able to do and I’m in pain every day, but there’s also a lot of things I can do, so I try to concentrate on the good things, and that’s the way I’m doing it,” he said. Football “worked for me, and I don’t regret it one bit.”
Tom Brady Tries to Speak German in Sebastian Vollmer's School of German
Tom Brady Learns to Yell in German | Vollmer’s School of German