Yesterday the NFL lost one of its greatest players. Im not just saying this because hes dead. He really was a good player.

Heres a short piece of his life copied from an online article

Born Tiaina Baul Seau, Jr. on January 19 of 1969. -Played football at USC (1987-90) and was drafted by the San Diego Chargers (1990). -Married the former Gina Deboer in 1992. They had three children: Sydney (b. 1993), Jake (b. 1995) and Hunter (b. 2000). Junion and Gina Seau were divorced in 2001. -Traded to the Miami Dolphins in 2003, then joined the New England Patriots in 2006. He was on the 2007 Patriots team that went undefeated in the regular season before losing to the Giants in the Super Bowl. -Played his last game in January of 2010. Statistical highlights: 20 seasons, 268 games played, 1184 solo tackles, 56.5 sacks. Two Super Bowls and 12 Pro Bowls. And one blocked kick (1997).

Okay most of this is his sports career. At age 43 he is one of at least four atheletes to die this past year. Not atheletes in general. I mean relativtely young guys another of which is Dave Duerson.

Seaus death was apparently ruled a suicide. He shot himself in the chest. He is also the 8th member of the 1994 chargers to die.

Farewell Mr. Seau even though I never really saw him play he will be remembered by the football fans everywhere. He will be especially missed by his family.

This is a sad day for sports fans….