Known for his aggressive play on the field, former 3x Super Bowl Champion, Richard Seymour, proved those skills prove to be valuable in poker as well. Participating in the 2019 World Series of Pokers’ main event, Seymour came in 131st out of 8,569 players. This netted him $59,295, not bad for a weeks worth of work. His ultimate goal was to come in first place, which would have netted him $10 million dollars.
This finish was the highest out of any professional athlete in the events’ history. Since retiring in 2012, has netted more than $630,000 playing poker. Even though that sounds good, it’s nowhere near as impressive as his nearly $90 million in earnings while playing in the NFL.
Seymour had built his chip stack up to over $3.6 during the event but he was forced to fold a few hands that cost him a majority of his chips. Feeling as if he needed to make a move, he went all-in with a weak hand of king of hearts & 4 of diamonds. He ultimately lost to a 3-of-a-kind.