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Former Bears receiver Jim Seymour passes away

Posted Mar 30, 2011

Jim Seymour LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Former Bears receiver Jim Seymour passed away Tuesday night after a long battle with cancer.


Jim Seymour

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Former Bears receiver Jim Seymour passed away Tuesday night after a long battle with cancer. He was 64.

Seymour appeared in 31 games with the Bears over three seasons from 1970-72, catching 21 passes for 385 yards and five touchdowns.

In 1974, Seymour played for the Chicago Fire in the World Football League.

Seymour was a first-team All-American at Notre Dame in 1967 and 1968.

In his first college game in 1966, he set a school receiving record that still stands with 276 yards against Purdue. The Fighting Irish won the national championship in 1966 with a 9-0-1 record.

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