Junior Seau memorial edition

Junior Seau Memorial Edition

Junior Seau

 

Junior Seau – 1969-2012
Junior Seau passed away May 2, 2012, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  He was 43.
Junior Seau was a native of Oceanside, CA.  While attending Oceanside High School, he lettered in football, track, and basketball.  These achievements earned him induction into the OHS Hall of Fame in 2010.
Junior then won a football scholarship to USC, where he was named a unanimous first-team All-American. 
Upon completing college, Junior was drafted fifth over all in 1990, by the San Diego Chargers. He went on to become a 12-time Pro-Bowler, going to the Super Bowl in 1994. 
Junior was traded to the Miami Dolphins in 2003, After three seasons plagued with injuries, he signed with the New England Patriots.  In 2007, he was a member of that team’s undefeated regular season. 
Junior’s last season with the NFL was in 2009.  He ended his career with 1,524 tackles, 56½ sacks, and 18 interceptions. 
Rumor has it that Junior Seau committed suicide because he was afraid that he was losing mental capacity from being hit in the head too many times.
His brain may be donated for medical research into sports-related brain injuries. Some say Junior shot himself in the chest so that could happen. Junior’s parents, who are native Samoans, will make a decision following discussion with Samoan elders. Junior’s 22-year-old son Tyler Friday said a decision will be made within a week or so.
A private funeral service was held the morning of Friday, May 11, at Calvary Chapel in Oceanside;about 2,000 attended.
A free “Celebration of Life” public memorial, hosted by the Chargers, was held 6:30 p.m. Friday at Qualcomm Stadium.About 15,000 attended.
Donations in Junior’s honor can be made to the Junior Seau Foundation and mailed to: The Junior Seau Foundation 5275 Market Street Suite B San Diego, CA 92114. Donations also can be made online at www.juniorseau.org
 

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