Junior Seau: 1969 – 2012

Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots celebrates after making a play against the New York Giants on December 29, 2007 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. According to reports May 2, 2012, Seau, 43, was found dead in his home in Oceanside, California. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Remembering Junior Seau Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots celebrates after making a play against the New York Giants on December 29, 2007 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. According to reports May 2, 2012, Seau, 43, was found dead in his home in Oceanside, California. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Junior Seau of the San Diego Chargers leaves the field after the game against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Browns won 20-16. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Tom Pidgeon/Allsport
Remembering Junior Seau
Junior Seau of the San Diego Chargers leaves the field after the game against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns won 20-16. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Tom Pidgeon/Allsport
San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau #55 takes a breather in his game versus the Cincinnati Bengals at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers won 28-14. DIGITAL IMAGE Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn/ALLSPORT
Remembering Junior Seau San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau #55 takes a breather in his game versus the Cincinnati Bengals at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers won 28-14. DIGITAL IMAGE Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn/ALLSPORT
Linebacker Junior Seau #55 of the San Diego Chargers celebrates a play against the Washington Redskins in their game at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.  The Chargers won 30-3.DIGITAL IMAGE  Mandatory Credit:  Stephen Dunn/Allsport
Remembering Junior Seau Linebacker Junior Seau #55 of the San Diego Chargers celebrates a play against the Washington Redskins in their game at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers won 30-3.DIGITAL IMAGE Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn/Allsport
Junior Seau #55 linebacker of the San Diego  Chargers celebrates his quarterback sack versus the Buffalo Bills at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.  The Chargers won 27-24. DIGITAL IMAGE  Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn/Allsport
Remembering Junior Seau Junior Seau #55 linebacker of the San Diego Chargers celebrates his quarterback sack versus the Buffalo Bills at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers won 27-24. DIGITAL IMAGE Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn/Allsport
Junior Seau #55 linebacker for the San Diego Chargers watches the offense work versus the Seattle Seahawks in their preseason game on  August 16, 2002 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers won 24-14. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Remembering Junior Seau Junior Seau #55 linebacker for the San Diego Chargers watches the offense work versus the Seattle Seahawks in their preseason game on August 16, 2002 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers won 24-14. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Linebacker Junior Seau #55 of the San Diego Chargers stands on the field before the NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at Qualcomm Stadium on November 17, 2002 in San Diego, California. The Chargers won in overtime 20-17. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Remembering Junior Seau
Linebacker Junior Seau #55 of the San Diego Chargers stands on the field before the NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at Qualcomm Stadium on November 17, 2002 in San Diego, California. The Chargers won in overtime 20-17. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Outside linebacker Junior Seau #55 of the San Diego Chargers stoically watches as time runs out during their loss to the New York Jets in the NFL game at Qualcomm Stadium on November 3, 2002 in San Diego, California. The Jets defeated the Chargers 33-14.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Remembering Junior Seau Outside linebacker Junior Seau #55 of the San Diego Chargers stoically watches as time runs out during their loss to the New York Jets in the NFL game at Qualcomm Stadium on November 3, 2002 in San Diego, California. The Jets defeated the Chargers 33-14. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Junior Seau #55 of the University of Southern California Trojans walks the field during the NCAA game against the University of Notre Dame fighting Irish on October 21, 1989 in South Bend, Indiana The Notre Dame won 28-24.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Remembering Junior Seau Junior Seau #55 of the University of Southern California Trojans walks the field during the NCAA game against the University of Notre Dame fighting Irish on October 21, 1989 in South Bend, Indiana The Notre Dame won 28-24. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
U.S. President George W. Bush presents an award to receipient Miami Dolphins linebacker Junior Seau during the celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and presentation of the President?s Volunteer Service Awards at the East Room of the White House May 25, 2005 in Washington, DC. The President?s Volunteer Service Award was created to recognize Americans who have made a sustained commitment to volunteer service.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Remembering Junior Seau
U.S. President George W. Bush presents an award to receipient Miami Dolphins linebacker Junior Seau during the celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and presentation of the President?s Volunteer Service Awards at the East Room of the White House May 25, 2005 in Washington, DC. The President?s Volunteer Service Award was created to recognize Americans who have made a sustained commitment to volunteer service. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Junior Seau speaks during a press conference to announce his retirement from the NFL on August 14, 2006 at the Chargers Training Camp in San Diego, California. The 37-year-old Seau is retired from the NFL after 12 Pro-Bowl Appearances, 13 seasons with the San Diego Chargers and three years with the Miami Dolphins.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
Remembering Junior Seau Junior Seau speaks during a press conference to announce his retirement from the NFL on August 14, 2006 at the Chargers Training Camp in San Diego, California. The 37-year-old Seau is retired from the NFL after 12 Pro-Bowl Appearances, 13 seasons with the San Diego Chargers and three years with the Miami Dolphins. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
Junior Seau #55 of the San Diego Chargers runs on the field during the players roll call before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Chiefs 21-14. Mandatory Credit: Donald Miralle  /Allsport
Remembering Junior Seau Junior Seau #55 of the San Diego Chargers runs on the field during the players roll call before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Chiefs 21-14. Mandatory Credit: Donald Miralle /Allsport
Junior Seau #55 of the San Diego Chargers smashes a cup of water on his head during the game against the Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Park in San Diego, California. Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn  /Allsport
Remembering Junior Seau Junior Seau #55 of the San Diego Chargers smashes a cup of water on his head during the game against the Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Park in San Diego, California. Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn /Allsport
Linebacker Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots warms up before play against the Miami Dolphins at Dolphin Stadium on October 21, 2007 in Miami, Florida.  The Pats won 49 - 28. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Remembering Junior Seau Linebacker Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots warms up before play against the Miami Dolphins at Dolphin Stadium on October 21, 2007 in Miami, Florida. The Pats won 49 - 28. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots reacts against the Indianapolis Colts on November 4, 2007 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Remembering Junior Seau Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots reacts against the Indianapolis Colts on November 4, 2007 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots smiles on the sideline against the Indianapolis Colts on November 4, 2007 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Patriots won 24-20.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Remembering Junior Seau Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots smiles on the sideline against the Indianapolis Colts on November 4, 2007 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Patriots won 24-20. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots reacts after a play against the San Diego Chargers during the AFC Championship Game against on January 20, 2008 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Remembering Junior Seau Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots reacts after a play against the San Diego Chargers during the AFC Championship Game against on January 20, 2008 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots celebrates with the Lamar Hunt Trophy after defeating the San Diego Chargers by a score of 21-12 to win the AFC Championship Game on January 20, 2008 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Remembering Junior Seau Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots celebrates with the Lamar Hunt Trophy after defeating the San Diego Chargers by a score of 21-12 to win the AFC Championship Game on January 20, 2008 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots talks with head coach Bill Belichick before taking on the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Remembering Junior Seau Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots talks with head coach Bill Belichick before taking on the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
(L-R) Laurence Maroney #39 and Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots celebrate with the Lamar Hunt AFC Championship trophy as head coach Bill Belichick looks on after the Patriots won 21-12  against the San Diego Chargers during the AFC Championship Game on January 20, 2008 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Remembering Junior Seau (L-R) Laurence Maroney #39 and Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots celebrate with the Lamar Hunt AFC Championship trophy as head coach Bill Belichick looks on after the Patriots won 21-12 against the San Diego Chargers during the AFC Championship Game on January 20, 2008 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots looks on against the Arizona Cardinals at Gillette Stadium on December 21, 2008 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots won 47-7. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Remembering Junior Seau Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots looks on against the Arizona Cardinals at Gillette Stadium on December 21, 2008 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots won 47-7. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots smiles from the sidelines as his team plays the Arizona Cardinals during their pre season game on August19, 2006 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. According to reports May 2, 2012, Seau, 43, was found dead in his home in Oceanside, California.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Remembering Junior Seau
Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots smiles from the sidelines as his team plays the Arizona Cardinals during their pre season game on August19, 2006 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. According to reports May 2, 2012, Seau, 43, was found dead in his home in Oceanside, California. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots stands on the sideline in the fourth quarter against the Tennessee Titans on October 18, 2009 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Titans 59-0.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Remembering Junior Seau Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots stands on the sideline in the fourth quarter against the Tennessee Titans on October 18, 2009 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Titans 59-0. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Restaurant GM James Velasco helps relocate a memorial of flowers and momentos for NFL Legend Junior Seau that slowing was built at the entrance way of Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley near San Diego as fans stop to show respect for the recently deceased football star on May 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
Remembering Junior Seau Restaurant GM James Velasco helps relocate a memorial of flowers and momentos for NFL Legend Junior Seau that slowing was built at the entrance way of Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley near San Diego as fans stop to show respect for the recently deceased football star on May 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
A memorial of flowers and momentos for NFL Legend Junior Seau slowing builds at Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley near San Diego as fans stop to show respect for the recently deceased football star on May 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
Remembering Junior Seau
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A memorial of flowers and momentos for NFL Legend Junior Seau slowing builds at Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley near San Diego as fans stop to show respect for the recently deceased football star on May 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
A memorial of flowers and momentos for NFL Legend Junior Seau slowing builds at Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley near San Diego as fans stop to show respect for the recently deceased football star on May 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
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A memorial of flowers and momentos for NFL Legend Junior Seau slowing builds at Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley near San Diego as fans stop to show respect for the recently deceased football star on May 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
A memorial of flowers and momentos for NFL Legend Junior Seau slowing builds at Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley near San Diego as fans stop to show respect for the recently deceased football star on May 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
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A memorial of flowers and momentos for NFL Legend Junior Seau slowing builds at Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley near San Diego as fans stop to show respect for the recently deceased football star on May 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
A memorial of flowers and momentos for NFL Legend Junior Seau slowing builds at Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley near San Diego as fans stop to show respect for the recently deceased football star on May 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
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A memorial of flowers and momentos for NFL Legend Junior Seau slowing builds at Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley near San Diego as fans stop to show respect for the recently deceased football star on May 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
A memorial of flowers and momentos for NFL Legend Junior Seau slowing builds at Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley near San Diego as fans stop to show respect for the recently deceased football star on May 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
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A memorial of flowers and momentos for NFL Legend Junior Seau slowing builds at Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley near San Diego as fans stop to show respect for the recently deceased football star on May 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
A memorial of flowers and momentos for NFL Legend Junior Seau slowing builds at Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley near San Diego as fans stop to show respect for the recently deceased football star on May 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
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A memorial of flowers and momentos for NFL Legend Junior Seau slowing builds at Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley near San Diego as fans stop to show respect for the recently deceased football star on May 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
Carolyn Mitchell helps relocate a memorial of flowers and momentos for NFL Legend Junior Seau that slowing was built at the entrance wat of Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley near San Diego as fans stop to show respect for the recently deceased football star on May 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
Remembering Junior Seau
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Carolyn Mitchell helps relocate a memorial of flowers and momentos for NFL Legend Junior Seau that slowing was built at the entrance wat of Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley near San Diego as fans stop to show respect for the recently deceased football star on May 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
Carolyn Mitchell helps relocate a memorial of flowers and momentos for NFL Legend Junior Seau that slowing was built at the entrance way of Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley near San Diego as fans stop to show respect for the recently deceased football star on May 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
Remembering Junior Seau
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Carolyn Mitchell helps relocate a memorial of flowers and momentos for NFL Legend Junior Seau that slowing was built at the entrance way of Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley near San Diego as fans stop to show respect for the recently deceased football star on May 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
A memorial of flowers and momentos for NFL Legend Junior Seau slowing builds at Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley near San Diego as fans stop to show respect for the recently deceased football star on May 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images
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A memorial of flowers and momentos for NFL Legend Junior Seau slowing builds at Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley near San Diego as fans stop to show respect for the recently deceased football star on May 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images
Carolyn Mitchell helps relocate a memorial of flowers and momentos for NFL Legend Junior Seau that slowing was built at the entrance wat of Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley near San Diego as fans stop to show respect for the recently deceased football star on May 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
Remembering Junior Seau
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Carolyn Mitchell helps relocate a memorial of flowers and momentos for NFL Legend Junior Seau that slowing was built at the entrance wat of Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley near San Diego as fans stop to show respect for the recently deceased football star on May 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
A memorial of flowers and momentos for NFL Legend Junior Seau slowing builds at the entrance way of Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley near San Diego as fans stop to show respect for the recently deceased football star on May 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
Remembering Junior Seau
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A memorial of flowers and momentos for NFL Legend Junior Seau slowing builds at the entrance way of Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley near San Diego as fans stop to show respect for the recently deceased football star on May 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)

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