It is being reported by several media outlets that Tiaina Baul Seau, Jr., otherwise known as Junior Seau, was found dead in his home in Oceanside, California on Wednesday, May 2nd. He was 43 years old.
Seau was a 12 time pro bowler and 20 year veteran of the National Football League. In 1990, after his junior year at the University of Southern California, Seau declared for the NFL draft. He was the 5th overall pick, drafted in the first round by the San Diego Chargers. Seau would play most of his career with the Chargers, from 1990 - 2002.
In 1994, Seau was named the AFC Player of the Year. He helped lead the San Diego Chargers to the 1994 Super Bowl XXIX, where they would eventually lose to the San Franscico 49ers.
From 2003 - 2005, Seau played for the Miami Dolphins. However, his final team would be the New England Patriots, where he played from 2006 - 2009. During that time, Seau was a member of the undefeated 2007 team that reached the Super Bowl XLI before losing to the New York Giants and Eli Manning.
Seau was inducted into the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame in 2011 and is a member of the 1990's All Decade Team.
He is survived by an ex-wife, Gina Deboer and his three children, Sydney, Jake and Hunter.