Sebastian Vollmer was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round (58th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft ... Signed by the Patriots (7/23/09).
SEASONAL REVIEWS2012 (14/14, 2/2)
- Named tot he Associated Press All-Pro Second Team in 2010
- Named to the 2010 USA Today All-Joe Team.
2011 (6/5, 1/1)
- Starts at right tackle on the offensive line.
- Returned for the win at Miami (12/2) after missing one game due to injury
- Inactive due to injury at N.Y. Jets (11/22).
- 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.
- Started along an offensive line that paved the way for two 100-yard rushers and a win at Buffalo (9/30).
- 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).
2009 (14/8, 1/1)
- 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)
- 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).
- Vollmer did not start playing football until he was 14 years old, but still helped his German prep school win two national championships.
- 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 the Conference USA and started his last 25 games at tackle for the Cougars despite playing tight end and blocking back as a sophomore.
- 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.
- Did not begin playing football until he was 14.
- Was also recruited to play football at Western Michigan, Louisiana Tech and Indiana.
- Earned a degree in communications and economics at Houston.
- 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".