Junior Seau’s shocking and sudden death has left his friends reeling. Read on to find out what his fellow athletes had to say about this football star on Twitter.
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.