The NFL Players Association has released the following statement in response to the sudden death of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau:
The NFL Players Association is saddened to hear of the passing of Junior Seau, a terrific player and teammate. The 12-time Pro Bowler achieved a level of success on the field that is unparalleled and his off-the-field service accomplishments are beyond admirable. The All-Decade Team linebacker’s career spanned an incredible 20 seasons, and Junior Seau’s determination and passion for the game will always be remembered in the hearts and minds of the fans. The NFLPA player family today joins with the Seau family to mourn a brother lost too soon.
Seau's accomplishments on the field leave him as one of the most decorated linebackers in NFL history. His 12 Pro Bowl selections are second only to Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens (13) for the most ever at the position.