Junior Seau

American football player (1969-2012)

Tiaina Baul "Junior" Seau, Jr. (January 19, 1969 – May 2, 2012) was an NFL football player. His jersey number was #55 and he was a linebacker. He was 43 years old. He was 6'3" in height and weighed 250 lb (pounds). He attended the University of Southern California. He played for the New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins and the San Diego Chargers. He had a foundation called the Junior Seau Foundation. He owned his own restaurant in San Diego. He played in the Pro Bowl 12 times. He was of Samoan origin. He received the nickname "Tazmanian Devil" from his teammates. He also has a dance called the "Lightning Bolt Dance" from his days with the Chargers. On May 2, 2012, Seau was found dead in his home by his girlfriend from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.[1]

Seau with the New England Patriots


  1. Bishop, Greg (2 May 2012). "Junior Seau, Famed N.F.L. Linebacker, Dies at 43; Suicide Is Suspected". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-05-02.