New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Eric Olsen: "Wow this is a tough one.. When I was a frosh in HS Junior Seau worked the Jay Fiedler Football camp and at the end of one of the days he... Challenged any1 to a 1 on 1. Being one of the 'big' kids, I was volunteered by my buddies and went up in front of the whole camp to face... This monster of a man. Shaking in my cleats, he gave me a wink before a coach gave the cadence. He let me pancake him. And he sold it too... I can't even tell you how good I felt at that moment; it changed me forever. The whole camp cheered for me, a chubby kid that didn't know... If he even liked football. From then on I was addicted. All thanks 2 this 10 time all-pro that felt like making some snot-nosed kid's day... Doesn't seem like much but it meant a lot to me. Sorry for the essay just had to share. RIP Junior I'll never forget what you did for me."
Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush: "R.I.P Jr. Seau one of the greatest players to play the game!"
Kendra Wilkinson, wife of NFL free agent Hank Baskett: "I'm so sad. RIP JUNIOR SEAU. He was an amazing player and an amazing man. I looked up to him when I was young. :(."
Deion Sanders, former NFL player: "Junior Seau will certainly be missed. A great football player but a better man. He was classy, caring & courageous. God bless the Seau family."
Chad Ochocinco, New England Patriots WR: "My prayers and condolences to the family of one of the NFL's greatest linebackers to ever play the game.. Junior Seau.. R.I.P"
Pete Carroll, head coach of the Seattle Seahawks: "So saddened by the news of Junior Seau's passing. The hearts of the Trojan family go out to his relatives and friends."
Peter King, writer for Sports Illustrated: "Have covered football for 28 years. Have met a lot of intense, driven, unforgettable players, but none more dedicated than Junior Seau."
John Elway, Executive VP of football operations for Denver Broncos: "Junior was a true competitor and a special player. My heartfelt condolences go out to the Seau family."
Tony Hawk, skateboarding legend: "Goodbye Junior Seau, you were an inspiration for turning success into greater good. Thank you for making San Diego a better place for youth."
Seau was found dead of a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday morning. He was 43 years old.
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