Bleacher Creatures, Meet Our Newest Member, Former Steeler Ray Seals

Nick SignorelliSenior Writer IDecember 13, 2009

27 Nov 1994: PITTSBURGH DEFENSIVE LINEMAN RAY SEALS DURING THE STEELERS 21-3 VICTORY OVER THE LOS ANGELES RAIDERS AT THE LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
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As the Community Leader of the Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the things that I see as my job is to introduce myself to the newest members, and give them a helping hand whenever they need it.

As I was greeting some of our new members, I came across a name that sounded VERY familiar, Ray Seals.

For those of you who don't know who Ray Seals is, he played in the NFL from 1989-1993 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, then joined the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1994-1996. During that time, he was a starter at defensive end for the Steelers in Super Bowl XXX against the Dallas Cowboys. Ray then finished his career in Carolina, playing for the Panthers in 1997 before an injruy to his shoulder ended his career.

One of his biggest claims to fame is to be one of the very few NFL players that never played in college.

After graduation from High School he worked as a hotel doorman while playing football in the Eastern Football League, which is semi-pro, before joining the Buccaneers in 1989.

Ray is currently writing a book to share with fans his life experiences that took him from Syracuse, NY to the NFL. After speaking to him tonight, I can not wait to get my hands on a copy of his book.

Please welcome Ray to Bleacher Report , and make sure you join his Facebook page as well.

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