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#55 Junior Seau - LB

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Junior Seau Career NFL Stats 1990-2009
G
SOLOTKL
AST TKL
COMB TKL
SACKS
INT
INT TD
FF
FR
FRTD
268
1,077
325
1,847
56.5
18
0
11
18
1

 

 

 

Junior Seau Childhood

Tiaina Baul Seau Jr., more commonly known as Junior Seau, was born on January 19, 1969 in Oceanside, CA. He was the son of Luisa and Tiaina Seau Sr. Born of Samoan decent, his parents moved to the United States to seek medical assistance for his brother. One of Junior’s legendary traits was his hustle. He had an every lasting motor that ran full tilt ever since he was young. Seau gave it his all no matter the circumstance or sport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior Seau High School Stats and Awards

Seau attended Oceanside High School.  He was a three sport star in high school, excelling in football, basketball and track and field. He helped lead his high school football team to the city championship during his time there. He earned All-City and All-State honors in football as well. Seau accepted a football scholarship from USC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior Seau College Stats and Notes

Seau played for USC from 1987-89. During the 1989 season, Seau had his national coming out party. He recorded 19 sacks during the season, leading the Trojans to a PAC-10 title and a Rose Bowl win over Michigan 17-10. He was a unanimous All-American selection and the PAC-10 Defensive Player of the Year in 1989.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards and Achievements
MVP
All-Pro

1st Team: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000

2nd Team: 1997, 1999

Pro Bowl Selections
1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Defensive Player of the Year Award
Achievements

Member of 1990s All-Decade Team

Member of NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team

 

Junior Seau NFL Career Stats and Notes

Seau was selected 5th overall in the 1990 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. Seau was one of the best linebackers during the 1990s, making the Pro-Bowl nine times and was a First Team All-Pro selection 7 times during the decade. He spent 13 seasons in San Diego and was the leader of a franchise that hadn’t had much success prior to him getting there. In 1995, Seau lead the Chargers to their only Super Bowl appearance. In 2003, Seau left the west coast and headed east and joined the Miami Dolphins. He played there for three years. In 2006, he headed north to join the New England Patriots after a brief retirement. He spent four years with the Patriots before retiring after the 2009 season. Seau was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior Seau 1994 NFL Season

Seau’s hustle was his calling card throughout his legendary career. He made plays all over the field and never took a play off. In 1994, Seau had a monster season. He had a career best 155 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble and 3 fumble recoveries. He was the driving force behind the Chargers AFC Championship title run and the franchise’s first ever Super Bowl appearance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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