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Junior Seau | 1969 - 2012

At 1990’s Rose Bowl meet-up, Junior Seau, playing for USC, celebrates after sacking Michigan’s quarterback. (Los Angeles Times)
In 2006, Junior Seau wears the New England Patriots’ uniform. (Jim McIsaac / Getty Images)
In October 2000, Junior Seau, a San Diego Charger, bears down on the St. Louis Rams’ Kurt Warner. (Tom Gannam / Associated Press)
Junior Seau, in a San Diego Chargers uniform, sports an unusual hair color after losing a bet with teammate John Carney over the outcome of the USC/Notre Dame game.  (Los Angeles Times)
In 2004, Junior Seau, playing for the Miami Dolphins, celebrates stopping the Redskins’ Rock Cartwright. (Joe Rimkus Jr. / MCT)
Junior Seau with the New England Patriots at Super Bowl XLII in February 2008. (Karl Mondon / MCT)
Junior Seau celebrates a fumble recovery for the San Diego Chargers in 2001. (Vince Compagnone)
In October 2000, Junior Seau, playing for the Chargers, pleads his case after a pass interference call. (Lenny Ignelzi / Associated Press)