Today was a shocking day in the world of sports. Junior Seau was found dead by his girlfriend which apparently was caused by a self inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. I have always seen Junior Seau as an outgoing and stand up guy.
Seau was drafted number 5 overall in 1990 by the San Diego Chargers after playing at USC in College. He is considered the progenitor of the “USC-NFL linebacker” group which includes Richard Wood, Jack Del Rio, Willie McGinest, Chris Claiborne, Lofa Tatupu, Thomas Williams, Oscar Lua,Dallas Sartz, Keith Rivers, Brian Cushing, Kaluka Maiava, Clay Matthews III and Rey Maualuga. He also played with Miami Dolphins, and New England Patriots. He is considered one of the greatest linebackers of all time and the numbers back it up. During his career he had 18 interceptions, 56.5 sacks and 1849 tackles. Junior always achieved many things and has many awards. Here are some of the highlights of Junior Seau’s NFL career.
-12 time Pro Bowler
-10 time All-Pro
-2 time AFC Champion
-UPI AFC Defensive Player of the Year
-NEA NFL Defensive Player of the Year
-AFC Player of the Year
-NFL Alumni Linebacker of the Year
-NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
-San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame
-San Diego Chargers 50th Anniversary Team