Greenback High School retires jersey of former football player who died in January
Hundreds of friends, family and community members watched Friday night as Greenback coaching staff retired the jersey of former football player, Ryan Seymour.
Seymour, 17, died on January 21, 2011, four days after being in a car crash. He was a senior at Greenback, and would have graduated in June, 2011.
wonderful that they're retiring Ryan's
Seymour's younger brother, also named Richard, plays offense and defense on the team, and is a team captain. Brother Richard Seymour helped the team beat Tellico Plains 48-14 Friday night. The team is now undefeated so far this season.
Coach Ridge said Ryan Seymour is never far from the team's minds, and retiring the full-back's jersey was never a question.
"We try not to talk about it, but you know, I think they're really proud to have been part of his life and for what he stood for," said Coach Ridge.