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MICHAEL SEIDMAN

inductee socal jewish sports hall of fame

Football - 2018

Michael Seidmanís career began at Westlake High School as a Parade All-American tight end, a first-team USA Today High School All-American, and the #14 overall recruit in the nation. He was selected first team All-CIF, All-State, and was picked by the LA Times as a Top Lineman for catching over 100 passes during his prep career. Seidman then attended UCLA, where he set school records for most receiving yards by a tight end and earned multiple honors, including team MVP, first-team All-Pac-10, HM All-American, and was one of three finalists as a senior for the John Mackey Award as the nationís top tight end.

Seidman was selected in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers and played in the NFL for five seasons, where he had two career touchdowns and 18 career receptions to go with outstanding blocking. His NFL career was cut short because of two ACL knee injuries ó the second of which ultimately forced him to retire before the 2007 season.