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Junior Seau

Family to Attend Tribute

at Chargers Home Opener

9/6/2012 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The San Diego Chargers will honor the memory of fallen NFL superstar Junior Seau during their home opener on Sunday Sept. 16 ... and TMZ has learned his entire family will be on hand to witness the ceremony.

A rep for the Chargers tells us ... Junior's mother, father, ex-wife, 4 children and other family members will be the guests of honor during a pre-game ceremony dedicated to Seau ... the greatest Chargers linebacker of all-time.

We're told the team will officially retire Junior's #55 jersey during the ceremony ... and the family will be presented with a special "surprise gift" from the organization.

The team will also debut the special #55 helmet sticker, which each Chargers player will wear during the game.

As we previously reported, Junior Seau was found dead in his San Diego home on May 2nd from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.

He was 43 years old.

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1.

Mark    

Season opener on Monday.

756 days ago
2.

Jay W.     

Go Chargers! RIP #55

756 days ago
3.

GOD    

glorify suicide much.

756 days ago
4.

LK    

THAT IS NICE I GUESS

756 days ago
5.

Deelight    

Awesome...R.I.P Jr...Go BOLTZ!!!

756 days ago
6.

jeremy    

USC did an AWESOME tribute to #55 at their home opener also ... the family was present too

756 days ago
7.

dan    

Is it just me or did this man commit suicide???

756 days ago
8.

maryl    

The Chargers are not recognizing Seau because of his suicide, but the fact of what he did for the city, for the Chargers organization, and of course, his Charity work.

It was already said by the Chargers organization that they were looking into retiring his number, so for the people who "think" that that this is a "pity show" by the Chargers, you obviously need to get a clue.

756 days ago
9.

rosa    

This just saddens me every time I see or hear of this. Most of all I think of the kids.

756 days ago
10.

BonitaBeaver    

RIP junior, one of the best middle linebackers ever!

756 days ago
11.

Larry    

Junior lived in Oceanside Harvey. But it doesn't matter as the Raiders will thrash San Diego anyway..

756 days ago
12.

Paul Johnson    

Oh please...the guy had everything going for him...he was not an ignorant person ...if he truly loved his children...he would have sought help. You ALWAYS put your kids first...that's why you become a parent.

756 days ago
13.

Spicy mag    

He looks like the hulk. Just saying...

756 days ago
14.

GoodOnPaper    

don't think anyone is "glorifying" suicide. he was damaged, knew it, and wanted his brain donated to the the foundation examining football head injuries / long term effects. RIP.

756 days ago
15.

GeniusMachine    

Will they have a 21 gun salute? Or maybe they will play the song "Hey man, nice shot"

756 days ago
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