Junior Seau’s nephew trying out with Giants

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The nephew of one of the greatest linebackers in NFL history is hoping to create his own NFL legacy.

Ian Seau, nephew of Junior Seau, was invited to the Giants’ rookie minicamp as a tryout player. Ian Seau played defensive end at Nevada and has spent time with the Bills and Rams but has yet to play in an NFL regular-season game.

“It’s hard to live up to,” he told the New York Daily News. “He is my uncle, there is always going to be these expectations but I feel like what I’ve done, when I’ve played snaps in preseason I’ve done some things that Ian Seau has done.”

Ian’s mom (Junior’s sister) has expressed concerns about the possibility that brain damage suffered in football led to Junior Seau’s depression and suicide, and she started the Mary Seau CTE Foundation. Ian says he understands the injury risks and wants to play in the NFL anyway.

“I know [the NFL] is trying to find ways to make it safer. I’m just living out there, not really worried about that. I’m worried about what we’re doing on the next play,” said Ian. “I know my mom has her foundation and she chose to educate me on this. I know the symptoms and the signs.”

Ian Seau says he feels some pressure as the nephew of a legend, but most of the pressure he feels is what he puts on himself, wanting to make it in the sport he loves.

23 responses to “Junior Seau’s nephew trying out with Giants

  1. Junior was a great player and a gentleman. I had the pleasure of meeting him once in Vegas and he could not have been more gracious and respectful. If this young man can be half the person and player as Junior, he will be a fantastic addition to the NFL.

  2. Given Junior’s fate and horrible tragedy It has to be a tough situation for his mom to want her son to play in the NFL. She must be a very strong woman

  3. If he takes a hit you’ll be talking to his attorney sooner than later. That family is like the Kardashians.

  4. joetoronto says:
    May 13, 2018 at 9:51 am
    Lets hope he doesn’t overrun plays on a consistent basis like his Uncle.

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    Joe, how does it make you feel that the Bills made the playoffs last season while the Raiders did not?

  5. fightthepower said: I miss Junior ‘12 gauge’ Seau

    fightthepower said: Juniors fav offense was the shotgun offense
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    @fightthepower: you are not funny, and a horrible person.

    By the way, whatever power you are fighting, you will lose.

  6. joetoronto said: “Lets hope he doesn’t overrun plays on a consistent basis like his Uncle.”

    @joetoronto: Let’s hope he doesn’t run over my Raiders on a consistent basis like his uncle did.

    There, I fixed that sentence for you.

  7. “When Seau was playing in San Diego, there was a local organization known as “Junior Say Meow.””

    No there wasn’t.

  8. nhpats:joetoronto says:
    May 13, 2018 at 9:51 am
    Lets hope he doesn’t overrun plays on a consistent basis like his Uncle.

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    Joe, how does it make you feel that the Bills made the playoffs last season while the Raiders did not?
    How does it make you feel that the Bills choked in four Super Bowls while the Raiders won three ?

  9. Family sues NFL after Junior died cause they said the league gave him brain injuries.. now his family is trying to play in the league.

  10. starfan79 says:
    May 13, 2018 at 9:12 pm
    Family sues NFL after Junior died cause they said the league gave him brain injuries.. now his family is trying to play in the league.
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    Those two things are in no way mutually exclusive.

  11. raiderfan121 says:
    May 13, 2018 at 8:09 pm
    nhpats:joetoronto says:
    May 13, 2018 at 9:51 am
    Lets hope he doesn’t overrun plays on a consistent basis like his Uncle.

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    Joe, how does it make you feel that the Bills made the playoffs last season while the Raiders did not?
    How does it make you feel that the Bills choked in four Super Bowls while the Raiders won three ?

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    As a Pats fan, it makes me feel pretty good. It makes me feel better that the Raiders choked away the playoff game to the Pats in 2001 when Gruden was your coach.

    How did Gruden’s choke job make you feel?

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