michael-garcia - May 3, 2012
Junior Seau, who died today of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, was one of the greatest linebackers of his generation. Seau, who earned the nickname "Say-Ow" because of how hard he hit ball carriers, became a star while he was still at USC.
Seau was picked by his hometown team, the San Diego Chargers, with the fifth pick in the 1990 Draft. Junior made an immediate impact and was named an alternate to the Pro Bowl. For the next 11 seasons, Seau led the Chargers' defense, helping them to the Super Bowl in 1994. Seau was named AFC Player of the Year for that season.
Seau was named to the 1990s All-Decade Team, after being named All-Pro every season in that decade. Seau went on to play for the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots, but will always be remembered as a San Diego Charger.
Junior Seau was 43-years-old.
Article by Eric Gray