Seau, Junior Unfortunately, one of the best linebackers in NFL history never received a ring or was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a brain disease linked to repeated head trauma. CTE has been found in numerous other athletes who played football at the professional level.
In January 2014, just months before his death at age 43, Seau was reported to be receiving treatment for depression at a hospital in San Diego. Doctors there had no memory of treating him.
He is not only one of the all-time greats, but also one of the most tragic players in NFL history.
Seau's eligibility for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame was not accelerated owing to his death from the customary five-year waiting period after a player's retirement. Seau was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on January 31, 2015. He had wished for his daughter, Sydney —
He was 43 years old. The San Diego County medical examiner determined his death a suicide on Thursday. "We suspect it was a suicide," stated Lt. Leonard Mata of the Oceanside Police Department.
Seau started 15 of his first season's 16 games and was chosen an alternate to the 1991 Pro Bowl after tallying 85 tackles. He had 129 tackles and seven sacks in 1991 and was chosen to the 1992 Pro Bowl, the first of 12 consecutive Pro Bowl appearances for Seau. The San Diego Chargers selected Seau with the ninth overall pick in the 1992 NFL Draft.
He became only the second player in NFL history to score 100 points in a single season when he had three touchdowns in Week 1 of 1993 vs. the Denver Broncos. The other player to do so was Brett Favre, who scored 100 points in 2010 while with the Green Bay Packers. Seau went on to record 14 more touchdowns that season, finishing with 28 scores. He was named MVP of the 1994 Pro Bowl after recording five tackles and two interceptions.
In 1995, Seau led the league with 154 tackles, which was good for second behind Ray Lewis (who was third with 155). He also had 2.5 sacks and four forced fumbles. Seau was voted into his first of four consecutive All-Pro teams. He finished his career as one of the most feared hitters in football history with 556 tackles and 26 passes defensed. Seau was also known for his big play ability and interception returns for touchdowns throughout his career. In addition to being a multiple time all-pro selection, he was also named to the pro bowl after each of his first eight seasons.
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LT's greatest chance for a Super Bowl ring came during the 2006 season. Tomlinson, the NFL MVP, led the league in running yards with 1,815 and established other NFL milestones, including 28 rushing touchdowns and 31 total touchdowns. Unfortunately, that was the last time Tomlinson was allowed to be his full, vibrant self at the age of 27. He suffered a knee injury in mid-November that required surgery and forced him out of the rest of the season.
Even though he spent most of his career with the San Diego Chargers, Tomlinson never won a Super Bowl. The closest he came was when his team was one step away from winning its first title in 50 years. In 2014, Tomlinson's career ended prematurely due to another knee injury but this time it was his old friend Terrell Owens who helped him get back on the field just in time for training camp. Owens signed as a free agent with LT's former team, the San Diego Chargers, and they both expected to play this coming season. However, after a lawsuit was filed by Owens against the NFL over repeated head injuries, both players decided not to play until a verdict is reached.
In late January 2017, Judge David O'Niel Jr. granted summary judgment in favor of the NFL, ending Owens' case. Two months later on March 20, 2017, the judge issued an amended ruling, stating that although Owens has multiple brain injuries, there is no evidence that shows that he suffered any damage as a result.
What, two Super Bowls? "LT" knows a thing or two about titles. During his 12-year NFL career, he won two Super Bowls (XXI and XXV) and was named to the Pro Bowl ten times. In 1986, he was selected MVP, the same year he led the league in sacks.
Lambert was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 1979 after graduating from Louisiana State University. He spent most of his early years with the team, but was traded to the New York Giants in 1984. After three seasons with the G-Men, he returned to Detroit at the end of the 1987 season. Overall, Lambert played ten seasons in the NFL and finished with 70.5 sacks.
In addition to his football success, Lambert has had a successful career as a fashion icon. The former defensive end is known for his buzzed hair style and flashy clothes. He began wearing his trademark earrings during his first season with the Lions and they've become a symbol of his dominance on the field. His clothing line sold out within hours of going on sale in 1996 and today continues to sell worldwide.
So, two Super Bowl wins - what else does "Lambert" have to show for himself? Plenty! He's one of the best defensive players in NFL history and his influence on the game is undeniable.
Three Super Bowl Championships Career Highlights: Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young led the San Francisco 49ers to three Super Bowl victories. He was the first player to pass for over 10,000 yards in his career and is still only third all time behind Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.
The first two seasons were with the 49ers while he was still playing college football at Utah. In 1984, Young took over as the full-time starter for the 49ers and had a great season. He passed for 4,917 yards and 38 touchdowns against only 12 interceptions. The next year, he improved upon those numbers by throwing for 5,051 yards and 42 touchdowns vs. only nine interceptions.
In 1988, Young led the 49ers to their first Super Bowl victory over Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. The game was also known as "The Joe Montana Sweep" because it was the first championship for both players. Young went 21-for-31 for 297 yards and 3 touchdowns during the game. Jordan was even better in his final game, finishing with five records breaking touchdown passes.
Two years later, Young helped the Niners win back-to-back championships. In 1990, he threw for 4,057 yards and 26 touchdowns vs. only seven interceptions.
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