Its been 5 years since former San Diego Charger, Junior Seau, took his life after years of suffering with CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) caused by years of tough hits playing for the NFL. Of course every one here in San Diego who had the privilege of watching the linebacker play so passionately took time to post their memory of a real life giant on and off the field. I remember watching him all the way in Hawaii and being proud that a Polynesian was making a name for himself.

In 2015 he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame.

Here are a few posts from fans. I am sure there will be a ton more! 

5 years ago today, we lost an amazing player. #JuniorSeau #55 #truepatriot #flyhigh #patsnation

A post shared by PATSGIRL (@foxboro_faithful87) on

"I'm living proof that you can make it out of the ghetto" -#JuniorSeau #ForeverAlive55 #SeauSunday #Buddy #RIP #Chargers #BoltUp

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#JuniorSeau #TonyGwynn #SanDiego

A post shared by @anythingforsirena on

5 years since #SanDiego lost a legend - #Chargers #JuniorSeau #YouKnow⚡️ edit: @mrfarrell

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