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Junior Seau’s Legacy and What He Meant to NFL Fans

By Joshua Moeschl On May - 3 - 2012

Sadly, one of football's greatest defensive players lost his life on Wednesday. In an apparent suicide, Seau died of a gunshot wound to the chest. There was no suicide note, but a handgun was found near Seau's body.

Growing up a football fan, I always knew the name Junior Seau. I didn't grasp who he was or what he did until later in my adolescence, but that Chargers No. 55 jersey was a recognizable sight. 

Seau was drafted in 1990 by San Diego, making the hometown hero the fifth overall pick. Seau patrolled the defensive backfield for the Chargers for 13 seasons, and made 12 consecutive Pro Bowls. 

Something the average NFL fan can appreciate is the work Junior did in his community. A kid from Oceanside, Calif., Seau never forgot his roots. He formed the Junior Seau Foundation in 1992, an organization dedicated to helping San Diego-area youth get prepared for all of ...

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