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From veteran NFL reporter Jim Trotter, a moving portrait of the life and legendary career of one of the NFL's most beloved players.

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Tiaina Baul "Junior" Seau is widely considered one of the best linebackers ever to play the game. A ten-time All-Pro and twelve-time Pro Bowl selection, Seau was picked for the NFL's All-Decade Team in the 1990s. His incredible career spanned two decades, during which time he played for the Chargers, Dolphins, and Patriots.

In 2012, at the age of forty-three, Seau committed suicide with a gunshot wound to the chest. News of his death sent shockwaves through the NFL. Later, studies concluded that Seau had been suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a type of brain damage. His tragic death opened the door to hundreds of inquiries about the trauma from NFL players and their families.

Drawing on exclusive access to Seau's family and Seau's never-before-seen diaries and letters, veteran reporter Jim Trotter goes beyond the statistics to paint a moving portrait of a larger-than-life star whose towering achievements in the game came at a great cost.

"This is a powerful, thought-provoking account, handled with grace and sensitivity, of a superior football player's life and death." ---Booklist

Junior Seau

The Life and Death of a Football Icon

Author Jim Trotter

Narrated by JD Jackson

Publication date Oct 27, 2015

Running time 9 hrs

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