During a 20-year professional football career, the linebacker played for the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots. Seau is survived by three children.
Feb. 8, 1990 All-American linebacker Junior Seau, right, and Southern California coach Larry Smith, appeared at a news conference in Los Angeles to announce that Seau planned to skip his final year of college to enter the NFL draft. During his junior season in 1989, Seau had 19 sacks and won Pac-10 defensive player of the year honors. The San Diego Chargers selected him with the fifth overall pick in the 1990 draft. Doug Sheridan/Associated Press Buy Photo