My Memories Of Junior Seau

I didn’t become a football fan till 1994. My parents didn’t watch any sports and I didn’t have many people around me that loved the game of football. In 1994, the hype around the city was HUGE and I started getting into football and I noticed number 55 on the field.

How could you not notice number 55 on the field?

He was always in the backfield disrupting running plays and was always playing at a different speed than everyone else around him. He was my first football player that I grew to love and he opened my eyes to this game that I LOVE now.

I will never forget him celebrating with that fist pump after making a great play. His legend will live on and I hope that the Chargers choose to honor him this year by sporting a number 55 patch.

We love you Junior and thanks for everything you have done for this city and this sport!

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  • BrandonReisinger

    This is so sad!! I remember getting to meet him when i was a kid cause he used to do a lot of charity work with the boys and girls club. Truly a great man!!

    • BrandonReisinger

      Also around the same time my love for the Chargers started, 94′ or 95′

  • the gorn

    Seau was the Chargers greatest defender ever.  He gave us alot of great memories.  May he find the peace that eluded him in life.

  • MikeTuck

    Ernie; Junior Seau carried the San Diego Chargers name for the whole 90′s when there was little promise and the defense had run through somew big, big names. I prayed the night before the draft that Jr. Seau would be our #1 pick, and it happened. He was all about football and I hope it wasn’t his fall from grace. His problems at home seemed to be  a difficult split from the guys and the sport. I saw pics in retirement and the only happy ones were on the beach. When he went to Miami he had somemore to give but it was evident that his best years were behind him, then new England where he really was some help off the bench. Then wham, it’s all over. A Restuarant to sit around and talk of the old times, not Seau. He lost 2 of his greatest loves, his Family, then his Sport, now his life. He gave Chargers fans some of it’s best thrills on Defense, the interseption against the Broncos that helped them extend their season. He was always giving outside the sport to his community. This is one of if not the saddest day in Chargers history. Sports should be a game but it becomes an addicition of sorts, you live it, and it becomes your other family. Next to the militery I don’t think there’s another occupatiopn where there’s a closness between employees. The impact of loosing your youth and your abilitys to where your separated from the things you loved so much is tough. I lost my job of 30 years to a disability in 2007 and I’m just starting to handle the deep depression I fell into when it was there yesterday now it’s gone. It caused friction at home do to my depression, and my thoughts went very black at times. Boltbeat was one thing that helped me let alot of my emotion out.
            So farewell to my favorite defensive Charger and I hope his family prays for him as it’s hard to understand why someone takes ons life ( IF that is what he did) but take it from me you become a different person. The world seems dark and prayer was my way out. This dare not dent the reputation Seau had in his life, it just leaves all with a sadness that will take time to heal.

  • chargerrocket

    I was always impressed with his instincts. He had the ability to read a play, shoot through the gap, and make the tackle. So many times…Awesome!