St. Francis Alum Seybert Joins The Spring League

Traverse City St. Francis alum and former Michigan State tight end Matt Seybert is getting a second chance to impress NFL scouts this fall as he joins The Spring League.

Launched in 2017 as a developmental league for the NFL, The Spring League traditionally holds its season in the spring, but the six-team league will play this fall utilizing a bubble environment, with 12 games stretched across a four-week period from Tuesday, Oct. 27 through Monday, Nov. 23. All games will be played at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

A 6-foot-4, 225-pound tight end, Seybert was a two-year letterwinner at MSU after transferring from Buffalo following his freshman campaign and earned a scholarship with the Spartans in 2019 after initially walking on.

Seybert, who graduated from MSU in May 2019, didn’t have the opportunity to have a Pro Day due to the coronavirus pandemic, which put a bump in his pre-draft process. He had counted on impressing NFL scouts with a Pro Day, but Seybert still found a way to send them a video of his skills.

“The workouts weren’t allowed for a long time until the beginning of the NFL season,” Seybert said. “Once it actually started, it was almost too late for the workouts to be allowed. No Pro Day, no combine, no Senior Bowl for me. Really, this is my first opportunity to show what I’ve got, postseason, since last season. I’m super excited to go and compete again.”

Seybert appeared as a defensive end and tight end with the Spartans and led MSU tight ends as a senior with a career-best 26 catches for 284 yards and three touchdowns.

Seybert has been training in Arizona since May and is still waiting to find out which of The Spring League’s six teams he’ll join.

The league’s 2020 season will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The league plans to operate a 2021 season in the spring.

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