Seale, Eugene

Card: ProSet Power 1992
Acquired: In Person, Houston Oilers Training Camp 1992

Considered a local legend for Lamar University, Eugene Seale  went undrafted coming out of college in 1986. (The USFL New Jersey Generals drafted him in the 5th round of the USFL draft, but the league ceased operations shortly afterwards.)  Houston Oilers head coach Jerry Glanville was looking for headhunters during the 1987 NFL work stoppage- and had to look no further than the undersized special teams demon. Eugene Seale would become the Houston poster child for replacement players and fans. He’d get the majority of his starting time at linebacker out of the way in his first two seasons, making 2 interceptions (one for a touchdown) and recording a safety in 1988. While the Oilers would be slowly stripped away by Plan B, Seale would remain with the team, leading the team regularly in special teams tackles and leaving a trail of crushed kick returners and blocked punts in his wake. It was once even said, “Eugene Seale doesn’t tackle people. He uncoils and explodes into them.”  Eugene would retire after 6 seasons with the Oilers in 1992. He lives in Orange, Tx and is a big fan of Lamar football.

Here is a link to Eugene’s Lamar career:

G/Gs  79/5     Tac N/a    Sac  2.0      Fum 0
Int 2  Yds 119     Avg 54.5    Td 1     Lg  73T