Former San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau was found dead at his California home May 2, 2012 of a possibly self-inflicted gunshot.
Seau was drafted by the Chargers in 1990 from USC and went on to a stellar career that included a dozen Pro Bowl appearances. He was the UPI Defensive Player of the Year in 1992.
New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau waits for a game against the Oakland Raiders to begin at the Coliseum in Oakland, California on December 14, 2008. The Patriots defeated the Raiders 49-26. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)
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