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Chargers to induct Junior Seau into Hall of Fame

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Linebacker Junior Seau eventually will enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Before that, he’ll enter the Chargers Hall of Fame.

The team has announced it’ll happen on November 27, 2011, when the Chargers host the Broncos.

“From the day we drafted Junior, we knew he was special,” Chargers chairman/president Dean Spanos said in a release issued by the team.  “He’s such an energized, charismatic person.  He attacks life the same way he attacked ball carriers.  It’s that passion that turned him into the Hall of Fame player he is.  His athletic ability speaks for itself, but it’s his passion and energy that separate him from the rest of the league.  It’s that same passion for life that has made him an icon in San Diego.  He IS San Diego in so many ways . . .  in how he has represented himself on and off the field, and how he has been there to help and support the community when and where it’s needed.  Junior is such a unique person; so full of life, and that rubs off on everyone around him, including me. I’m blessed by his friendship.”

The fifth overall pick in the 1990 draft, Seau played for the Chargers through 2002, before spending seven other seasons with the Dolphins and Patriots.  He made the Pro Bowl 12 straight years as a member of the Chargers, and he was the team’s MVP every year from 1997 through 2001.  He shared the award with Leslie O’Neal in 1993.

He’ll be the 35th member of the team’s Hall of Fame.

“All I hope for is that we’re undefeated by the time I’m honored,” Seau told Bernie Wilson of the Associated Press.

On the surface, that sounds a little ridiculous.  But if the Chargers can stay healthy, and if they can find a way to reverse their recent trend of slow starts, they could actually pull it off.

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17 Responses to “Chargers to induct Junior Seau into Hall of Fame”
  1. mrcosio says: Aug 24, 2011 3:59 AM

    The Hall of No Rings?

  2. silkyjohnson937 says: Aug 24, 2011 4:04 AM

    Do you mean the chargers ring of honor? He is not in the hall of fame.

  3. adeedothatswho says: Aug 24, 2011 4:55 AM

    Love Junior. I grew up watching him here in Southern California, and I’m a Pats fan. He was one hell of a player and a great leader. Enjoy the waves, bro….

  4. joetoronto says: Aug 24, 2011 5:48 AM

    Nobody overran plays quite like the “great” Jr Seau.

  5. starfan79 says: Aug 24, 2011 7:22 AM

    The chargers have their own hall of fame? How retarded is that? Do they have a hall of fame game? Blue vs White?

  6. jcdavey2011 says: Aug 24, 2011 7:54 AM

    the chargers call theirs the charger hall of fame, it’s no different than the cowboys ring of honor

    hey the pats have inducted players into their HOF that haven’t won rings, as i’m sure every team in the nfl has

    so zip it haha

  7. kd75 says: Aug 24, 2011 8:00 AM

    “35th member of the team’s Hall of Fame?”

    I thought the most “famous” player in Chargers history was Ryan Leaf.

  8. atwatercrushesokoye says: Aug 24, 2011 8:04 AM

    I used to love sitting back on Sundays watching Junior jump around in celebration after he made the tackle on a 12 yard gain on 3rd and 3. The rest of the AFC West missed you after you left Junior!

  9. scoops1 says: Aug 24, 2011 8:21 AM

    lets hope he doesn’t crash his car on the way to the game that day

  10. groundpounder95 says: Aug 24, 2011 8:43 AM

    Great player and great man….he gave me several good years on Madden video game too.

  11. melonnhead says: Aug 24, 2011 9:14 AM

    the chargers call theirs the charger hall of fame, it’s no different than the cowboys ring of honor

    ——————————————————————

    No, it’s no different from the Packers Hall of Fame. It’s actually quite different from the Cowboys Ring of Honor. The Cowboys RoH is very exclusive. There are only 20 guys in it. Stan Humphries is in the Chargers Hall of Fame.

  12. richm2256 says: Aug 24, 2011 9:23 AM

    Always liked this guy….. loved it when he came to New England! Thanks, Junior!

  13. axespray says: Aug 24, 2011 9:43 AM

    dude kinda looks like Eddie Guerrero in that picture tbh.

  14. schmitty2 says: Aug 24, 2011 10:04 AM

    His restaraunt has some pretty good grub

  15. thephantomstranger says: Aug 24, 2011 11:48 AM

    The Chargers have 35 guys in their hall of fame? Is Rolf Benirschke in it?

  16. joetoronto says: Aug 24, 2011 6:07 PM

    A hall of fame full of players with no rings.

    LMAO!

  17. MichaelEdits says: Aug 27, 2011 8:12 PM

    Say Ow

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