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Brad Seely - Inducted 2023

A 1974 Baltic High School and 1978 SDSU graduate, Brad Seely was considered one of the greatest special teams coaches in NFL history. He coached for the three New England Super Bowl-winning teams in 2001, 2003, and 2004.

Seely was an All-State high school football player, all-conference basketball player, and state track & field meet qualifier at Baltic. He became a captain and a two-time all-conference offensive lineman at SDSU. He had a tremendous college coaching career, mainly as an offensive line coach at SDSU (1978); Colorado State (1979-80); Southern Methodist (1981); Lamar University and North Carolina State (1982); Pacific (1983); and Oklahoma State (1984-88). Seely coached offensive lines that opened holes for future NFL Hall of Famers Eric Dickerson at SMU and Barry Sanders at OSU.

Seely started a long career in the NFL, coaching with eight NFL teams: Indianapolis (1989-93); New York Jets (1994); Carolina (1995-98); New England (1999-2008); Cleveland (2009-10); San Francisco (2011-14); Oakland (2015-17); and Houston (2018-19). He served as the assistant head coach at Cleveland and San Francisco. He was named NFL special teams coach of the year several times and coached future NFL Hall of Fame kicker and fellow SDSU graduate Adam Vinatieri while with the Patriots. Seely moved a lot, as he was always highly sought out by head coaches. NFL teams went 296-230-1, including 21-10 in the playoffs, a 68 percent winning percentage. He worked the 2022-23 season as a consultant with the Philadelphia Eagles and participated in his sixth Super Bowl.

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