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Junior Seau

Chargers Retire No. 55

During Emotional Tribute

9/16/2012 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The San Diego Chargers honored the memory of Junior Seau today before their home opener against the Tennessee Titans and officially retired the NFL superstar's jersey -- No. 55.

Seau's parents and children were down on the field during the emotional tribute -- which was officiated by legendary Chargers QB Dan Fouts.

Fouts said, "There is only one Junior Seau and only one 55 ... and they belong together forever.”

Seau played 13 seasons with the Chargers and was selected for 12 Pro-bowl appearances.

Seau was found dead in his home on May 2 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 43.

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sean    

RIP, Junior. You couldn't find peace in this life. May it be yours for forever in the afterlife.

677 days ago
2.

Jen    

Didn't he kill himself? Who gives a ****. @sshole.

677 days ago
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Cricket    

Not a football fan, but sounds like a nice tribute. RIP, Junior. Best wishes to his family and friends.

677 days ago
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Red Lily    

TMZ, you are missing an "r" in the sentence below. Chargers not Charges.

Seau played 13 seasons with the Charges and was selected for 12 Pro-bowl appearances.

677 days ago
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GeniusMachine    

There should have been a 21 gun salute.

677 days ago
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lbs    

RIP no.55

677 days ago
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DOC    

RIP Junior Seau. Be warned parents. If you steer your children into athletics, they may or may not have a successful and healthy life. They can possibly make millions of dollars and be worshiped by millions of people but what they will put their bodies and minds through will likely be not worth the cost..........

676 days ago

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