The NFL community was shocked at the tragic death of former All Pro linebacker Junior Seau. Seau played the majority of his career with the San Diego Chargers and will join a select few former Chargers by having his jersey, the iconic No. 55, retired according to Chargers President Dean Spanos.
"Junior's accomplishments on the field speak for themselves," Spanos said. "His play on the field combined with his leadership and charisma became the face of this team for more than a decade. I can't think of anyone more deserving of this honor."
Seau's No. 55 is only the third number in Chargers history to be retired, joining Lance Alworth's No. 19 and Dan Fouts' No. 14. Fouts' number was retired in 1988 and Alworth's was retired in 2005. The Chargers will also dedicate their Sept. 16 matchup with the Tennessee Titans to the memory of Junior Seau.
For continued coverage and reaction on Seau's death, visit Chargers blog Bolts From The Blue.