There are a few players who can for a few years change the face of football. Junior Seau was one of those players. For several years, when he was in San Diego (don’t pay attention to his career when he went to New England), he was a beast. Junior Seau could take over a game. He was one of those players who forced the other team to know where he was. He was like Lawrence Taylor. He would just freelance at times with great results.
I have no idea what happened today. There are rumors that Mr. Seau might have committed suicide. No matter what happened it is sad. My prayers go out to his family and friends.
Seau was a standout linebacker with the University of Southern California before going to the San Diego Chargers, whom he led to the Super Bowl following the 1994 season.
Seau becomes the eighth member of those ’94 Chargers, who lost Super Bowl XXIX to the 49ers, to die at a young age. The others: Chris Mims, David Griggs, Rodney Culver, Lewis Bush, Curtis Whitley, Shawn Lee and Doug Miller.
Seau’s death also follows the suicide last year of former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson, who also shot himself in the chest.