Sebastian Vollmer was signed by the New England Patriots as an unrestricted free agent on March 26, 2013 ... Originally drafted by New England in the second round (58th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.
- Named to the Associated Press All-Pro Second Team in 2010.
- Named to the 2010 USA Today All-Joe Team.
- Has started at both right and left tackle for the Patriots
- Started the regular season on Reserve/PUP.
2015 (14/13, 2/2)
- Played in 14 regular-season games with 13 starts. Started five games at right tackle and nine at left tackle. Became the primary starting left tackle after beginning the season as the starter at right tackle following a season-ending injury to Nate Solder.
- Started both playoff contests at left tackle.
- Was inactive at N.Y. Giants (11/15) and at Miami (1/3) due to injury.
- Started at right tackle at Indianapolis (10/18) and moved to left tackle following an injury to Marcus Cannon in the first series of the game. Vollmer hadn't played left tackle since his rookie season in 2009.
- Made his first start at left tackle since 2009 and played every offensive snap in the win vs. the New York Jets (10/25).
2014 (16/16, 3/3)
- Started at right tackle and played every offensive snap in the Super Bowl XLIX win vs. Seattle (2/1/15).
- Started at right tackle in the AFC Divisional win vs. Baltimore (1/10/15) and the AFC Championship win vs. Indianapolis (1/18/15).
- Started at right tackle at Green Bay (11/30), at San Diego (12/7) and vs. Miami (12/14).
- Started at right tackle and was part of an offensive line that didn't allow a sack for the second straight game in the win vs. Detroit (11/23).
- Helped pave the way for the team to rush for a season-high 246 yards and didn't allow a sack in the win at Indianapolis (11/16).
- Started at right tackle in the first nine games of the season.
- Started the first eight games of the year at right tackle before suffering a leg injury vs. Miami (10/27) and missed the rest of the season.
- Left the second half of game vs. Tampa Bay (9/22) with a foot injury and did not return.
- Returned to starting lineup at Atlanta (9/29).
- Was placed on injured reserve with a leg injury on Oct. 29.
2012 (15/15, 2/2)
- Started all 15 regular season games in which he appeared at right tackle.
- Dependable right tackle for the NFL’s No. 1 ranked offense.
- Also started both playoff contests.
- Was inactive due to injury at N.Y. Jets (11/22).
- Started along an offensive line that paved the way for two 100-yard rushers and a win at Buffalo (9/30).
- Started at right tackle vs. Denver (10/7) on offense that had its second straight 200-yard rushing game for the first time since 1978.
- Returned for the win at Miami (12/2) after missing one game due to injury.
2011 (6/5, 1/1)
- Made one postseason appearance, starting at right tackle in the Super Bowl.
- Made his first appearance since Week 12 when he started at right tackle vs. the N.Y. Giants (2/5).
- Inactive for Patriots wins over Baltimore (1/22) and Denver (1/14).
- Played in six games during the regular season, starting five at right tackle.
- Inactive due to injury against the Colts (12/4), Redskins (12/11), Broncos (12/18), Dolphins (12/24) and Bills (1/1).
- Started at right takle in win over Philadelphia (11/27).
- Started at right tackle for the fourth time in 2011 as part of an offensive line that paved the way for the Patriots to pick up 157 yards on the ground in a win over Kansas City (11/21).
- Started at right tackle against the Jets (11/13)
- Started his second game of the season at right tackle against the Giants (11/6).
- Returned from injury after missing four games as a reserve at right tackle in Pittsburgh (10/30).
- Was inactive due to injury against Buffalo (9/25), Oakland (10/2), Jets (10/9) and Cowboys (10/16).
- Returned from injury to start at right tackle as part of an offensive line that helped Tom Brady throw for 423 yards. Combined with his performance against Miami, Brady's 940 passing yards in consecutive weeks are a franchise record for a two-game span.
- Was inactive due to injury for the season opener against the Dolphins (9/12).
- Started at right tackle in all 16 games of the seaso and was named o the Associated Press All-Pro Second Team; as well as USA Today's All-Joe Team.
- Helped the Patriots become the first team in 2010 to record over 100 rushing yards (103) against a stingy Steelers defense, including a 17-yard rush by BenJarvus Green-Ellis that was the longest run by any player against the Steelers this season. Also helped power Tom Brady to 350 passing yards.
- Was part of an offensive line that helped BenJarvus Green-Ellis to a career-high 112 rushing yards and two touchdowns against the Vikings (10/31).
- Played on an offensive line that helped power the Patriots rushers to 200 yards, the highest single-game total since Dec. 14, 2008 against the Buffalo Bills 9/26)
2009 (14/8, 1/1)
- Played in 14 games, starting eight, with five starts at left tackle and three starts at right tackle while missing two games due to injury.
- Started at left tackle in place of the injured Matt Light vs. Tennessee (10/18), at Tampa Bay (10/25), vs. Miami (11/8), at Indianapolis (11/15) and vs. the New York Jets (11/22).
- Started at right tackle in the final three games of the season, at Buffalo (12/20), vs. Jacksonville (12/27) and at Houston (1/3).
- Also utilized on special teams and as an eligible receiver as an extra blocker in short-yardage situations.
- Made his first NFL start vs. Tennessee (10/18) in the Patriots 59-0 win at left tackle in place of the injured Matt Light.
- Started at right tackle in the postseason game vs. Baltimore (1/10).
- U.S. college coaches lined up to sign Vollmer after he appeared in the 2004 Global Junior Championships in San Diego, but he spoke almost no English when he signed with Houston.
- He started his college career as a 250-pound tight end before growing into a first-team All-Conference USA left tackle as a senior.
- Five years removed from moving to this country, Vollmer became one of the top linemen in Conference USA and started his last 25 games at tackle for the Cougars despite playing tight end and blocking back as a sophomore.
- Played soccer and was a swimmer while growing up in Germany. He began playing football at the age of 14 for the Duesseldorf club team called the Duesseldorf Panther. That led to him playing for the national team and the European All-Star team that participated in the Global Junior Championships in San Diego, Calif., where he was recruited by the University of Houston.
- While at Houston, Sebastian earned the nickname "Sea Bass".
- Vollmer did not start playing football until he was 14 years old, but still helped his German prep school win two national championships.
- Sebastian Georg Vollmer was born to Jutta and Werner Vollmer on July 10, 1984, in Duesseldorf, Germany.
- Attended Quirinus Gymnasium (Germany).
- Helped lead his prep team to a 25-0 record over his career.
- Named to the European All-Star team and was twice a member of national championship teams.
- Was also recruited to play football at Western Michigan, Louisiana Tech and Indiana.
- Earned a degree in communications and economics at Houston.
- Sebastian and his wife, Lindsey have a daughter, Annabel.
Honors and Awards
- 2014: MMQB All-Pro Team
- 2010: Associated Press All-Pro: Second Team USA Today All-Joe Team