The OSC interview: Philadelphia Soul kicker Tim Seder

by Fran Stuchbury
March 21, 2005 - Arena Football League (1987-2008) (AFL I) - Philadelphia Soul

Kicker Tim Seder played his first ever AFL game for the Philadelphia Soul this weekend in the Soul's 69-63 upset of the Tampa Bay Storm. He connected on nine of 10 extra points and was 0-2 on field goals with one blocked. Seder, who went to college in Ashland, Ohio, went on to kick in the NFL for three seasons, playing forthe Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars. He made 44-62 field goal attempts and was a perfect 50-50 on extra points in his NFL career.

Fran Stuchbury: Were you pleased with your performance in your first ever AFL game?

Tim Seder: I definitely want to get better, that’s for sure. It was nice to come in and get the feel of it, get a game under your belt. I expect better performances coming down the road.

FS: What interested you in playing in the AFL?

TS: I grew up in Ashland, Ohio and there is an Arena team up the road in Columbus. It really sparked the interest; they just got a team last year. I saw the challenge of it and it's obviously good football. There is great talent in this league and it's an opportunity to play football.

FS: Did you enjoy the time you spent kicking in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys and the Jacksonville Jaguars?

TS: Yes I did, it was a great opportunity.

FS: What similarities and differences have you noticed in the AFL compared to the NFL?

TS: The speed of the games in both leagues is very good. You're still playing football, you’re throwing it, you’re catching it, your kicking, your tackling, you're - blocking its football.

There are obvious differences but at the same time you tie your shoelaces, you come out and play football, you hit hard and do all the things you need to do.

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