Former Spartan TE signs with LA Chargers after appearing in The Spring League
One former Spartan is going to finally get his shot at the NFL.
On Friday, the Los Angeles Chargers announced the signing of four players. Among them was former Michigan State tight end Matt Seybert who went undrafted in 2020.
we've signed the following players:
Willie Yarbary, DL
Damon Lloyd, LB
Matt Seybert, TE
Michael Bandy, WR
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) June 18, 2021
Seybert reacted to the news on Twitter:
— Matt Seybert (@mattseybert82) June 18, 2021
Seybert’s final season with the Spartans came in 2019 when he was a key contributor in the passing game. But after going undrafted in 2020, he spent time in The Spring League, an instructional football league designed to showcase talent.
Playing with the Conquerors, Seybert recorded three catches for 88 yards with two of his catches going for touchdowns. The Chargers apparently saw enough to take a chance on him heading into the summer.
Seybert transferred to Michigan State after starting his career at Buffalo. He bounced around on special teams and transitioned to defensive end in 2018 before returning to his natural tight end spot.
During the 2019 season, Seybert finished third on the Spartans with 26 catches and 284 yards, tacking on three touchdowns in the process. Best of luck to him as he starts his journey in the NFL!