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Junior Seau

Tiaina Baul "Junior" Seau Jr. ( /ˈseɪ.aʊ/; January 19, 1969 – May 2, 2012) was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) who became a San Diego sports icon. Known for his passionate playing style, he was a 10-time All-Pro, 12-time Pro Bowl selection, and named to the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team. Of Samoan descent, Seau played college football at the University of Southern California. He was taken by the San Diego Chargers as the fifth overall pick of the 1990 NFL Draft. Seau starred for 13 seasons for the Chargers before being traded to the Miami Dolphins, where he spent three years before four final ones with the New England Patriots. Seau retired from pro football in 2010. A standout on San Diego's only Super Bowl team, he was later inducted into the Chargers Hall of Fame and the team retired his number 55. Seau committed suicide with a gun shot wound to the chest in 2012 at the age of 43. Tiaina Baul Seau Jr. was born January 19, 1969, in San Diego, California, the fifth child of Tiaina Seau, Sr., and Luisa Mauga Seau of Aunu'u, American Samoa. Tiaina Sr.'s grandfather was a village chief in Pago Pago. Tiaina Sr. worked at a rubber factory and was a school custodian, and

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Junior Seau's Family -- Planning Public Memorial to 'Honor His Life'

Junior Seau's Family
Planning Public Memorial

Junior Seau's family met yesterday to begin planning a public memorial for the football legend ... TMZ has learned.Sources close to the Seaus tell TMZ, they want to give grieving fans the… READ MORE >

Junior Seau -- The Frantic 911 Call

Junior Seau
The Frantic 911 Call 'My BF Just Shot Himself'

TMZ has obtained the horrific 911 call placed by Junior Seau's girlfriend moments after the NFL legend shot himself in the chest Wednesday morning at his Oceanside, CA home.Junior's GF Megan… READ MORE >

- 813 days ago
Junior Seau's Family -- We WILL Donate His Brain

Junior Seau's Family
We WILL Donate His Brain

Junior Seau's family will donate the NFL legend's brain to be studied for concussion research ... a rep for the family has announced. San Diego Chargers team chaplain Shawn Mitchell told The L.A.… READ MORE >

- 813 days ago
Junior Seau's 1994 Chargers Teammate -- 'We Might Be Cursed'

Seau's '94 Chargers Teammate
'We Might Be Cursed'

The supposed "curse" of the 1994 San Diego Chargers has at least one member of the team concerned for his own life ... after Junior Seau became the 8th player from the squad to die. TMZ spoke with… READ MORE >

- 814 days ago
Junior Seau -- Death Officially Ruled Suicide

Junior Seau
Death Ruled Suicide

Junior Seau's death has been ruled a suicide -- this according to the San Diego County medical examiner's office.According to the medical examiner, Seau -- who was found unconscious at his… READ MORE >

- 814 days ago
Marcellus Wiley -- I'm Worried About MY Brain After Junior Seau's Suicide

Marcellus Wiley
I'm Worried About MY Brain After Junior Seau's Suicide

Junior Seau's apparent suicide has former teammate Marcellus Wiley seriously concerned about the long term effects of his days as a hard hitting NFL defensive end.Today at LAX, Marcellus told… READ MORE >

- 814 days ago
Junior Seau Family -- We're NOT Blaming NFL for Junior's Death

Seau Family
We're NOT Blaming NFL for Junior's Death

Junior Seau's family does NOT believe the NFL legend shot himself in the chest to spare his brain ... TMZ has learned. Seau family sources tell us ... Junior never complained about… READ MORE >

- 815 days ago
Junior Seau -- Ex-Teammate Marcellus Wiley Breaks Down ... 'I Missed Seeing My Boy One Last Time'

Seau Teammate Breaks Down
"I Missed Seeing Him One Last Time"

Junior Seau's former teammate broke down in tears, live on the radio, moments after hearing about his death -- and wished he could have done something to save his friend.Marcellus Wiley played… READ MORE >

- 815 days ago
Junior Seau Dead -- Cops Suspect Suicide

Junior Seau Dead
Cops Suspect Suicide

4:09 PM PDT -- Law enforcement tells us ... investigators discovered a revolver at the scene. It's unclear who the gun belongs to. 1:52 PM PDT -- The Oceanside PD tells us ... Seau's girlfriend… READ MORE >

- 815 days ago
Junior Seau -- Latest In String of NFL Suicides ... Concussions Blamed

Junior Seau
Latest In String of NFL Suicides ... Concussions Blamed

Junior Seau is the latest of several former NFL players to commit suicide -- and all the deaths might be linked ... through brain-related injuries sustained during the players' football… READ MORE >

- 815 days ago

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