Sam Seale, a nine-year NFL veteran as a player, heads into his 27th season with the Packers and his fifth as a national scout. Promoted to his current role on May 25, 2018, Seale spent the 2012-17 seasons as a West regional scout for the Packers.
In 2017, Seale was recognized as the NFC Scout of the Year at the Fritz Pollard Alliance Meeting, which took place during the NFL Scouting Combine.
Seale began his NFL playing career after being picked in the eighth round of the 1984 NFL Draft by the then-Los Angeles Raiders. After one year as a wide receiver (1984) and three seasons as a defensive back/kick returner (1985-87) for the Silver and Black, Seale headed south to play for the then-San Diego Chargers for the next four seasons (1988-91).
After becoming a full-time starter (at cornerback) for the first time in his pro career in 1989, Seale appeared in all 16 games for San Diego in both 1990 and '91. He then returned to the Los Angeles area in 1992 to play one additional season for the Raiders and appeared in one game with the Los Angeles Rams in 1993.
In 121 career games, Seale recorded 11 interceptions, returning one for a touchdown in 1985. He also scored once on a fumble recovery (in 1988 with San Diego).
A four-time letterman (1980-83) as a running back for Western State College (Colo.), Seale averaged 5.3 yards per carry as a collegian while leading the team twice in both rushing and receiving. He also earned NAIA All-America honors in track, competing in the 60-, 100- and 200-meter events. The political science major was an All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference pick two seasons in football and four times in track. Seale was inducted into the Western State College Hall of Fame in 2002.
While attending Orange (N.J.) High School, Seale was an all-state performer in football his senior year and in track as a junior and senior. He earned four letters as a running back/defensive back for the football team while also lettering twice in track as a sprinter.
He and his wife, Elizabeth, reside in San Diego and have two sons, Ricky (Sam Jr.), 30, and Samir, 28, and a daughter, Shi-Ann, 23. Ricky is the all-time leading rusher in San Diego prep history and was a four-year letterman (2011-14) at Stanford University.