Justin William Seaverns (born July 2, 1980) is a former American football linebacker of the National Football League. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football at Appalachian State.
Seaverns was also a member of the Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans and Carolina Panthers.
Seaverns attended Adairsville High School in Adairsville, Georgia where he lettered in football, wrestling, track and cross country. In football, he was selected as the county Player of the Year as a senior.
Seaverns was a four-year letterman in college football at Appalachian State University. He finished second on the team in tackles (108) as a sophomore in 1999 and first (135) in 2000, earning second-team All-Southern Conference selections both seasons. He earned first-team all-conference honors as a senior in 2001 with a career-high 137 tackles in addition to a sack, two interceptions, a forced fumble and three fumble recoveries. Seaverns finished his collegiate career with 387 tackles (21 for a loss), 3.5 sacks, five interceptions, two forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries in 47 games (37 starts).
Seaverns majored in business while at Appalachian State.
After going undrafted in the 2002 NFL Draft, Seaverns signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent on April 24. He was assigned No. 55. Seaverns appeared in three preseason games for the Dolphins, including one start, but was waived by the team on August 25.
Seaverns was claimed off waivers by the Indianapolis Colts on August 28, 2002. He was released by the team on September 3 and re-signed to the practice squad the following day. He spent the first eight games of the 2002 regular season on the Colts' practice squad.
Seaverns was re-signed by the Miami Dolphins off the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad on November 6, 2002. However, he was inactive for every game the rest of the season.
In 2003, Seaverns switched to No. 56 after linebacker Junior Seau was acquired and took No. 55. Seaverns suffered an ankle injury in May 2003, forcing him to miss the remainder of the team's minicamp. The Dolphins waived him on August 23.
Seaverns was signed to the practice squad of the Houston Texans on September 10, 2003. However, he was released by the team a week later on September 17.
Seaverns was signed to the practice squad of the Carolina Panthers on October 9, 2003 but was let go the same month.