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Junior Seau Remembered By Saints OL Eric Olsen On Twitter With Series Of Emotional Messages (TWEETS)

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When news broke that former NFL star Junior Seau had died of an apparent suicide, the outpouring of sadness among players and fans was immediate. Among the many poignant remembrances of the 12-time Pro Bowl selection and father of three children was a series of tweets from current New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Eric Olsen, who reminisced on Twitter about the impact that Seau had on him at a football camp many years ago.


Eric Olsen
Wow this is a tough one.. When I was a frosh in HS Junior Seau worked the Jay Fiedler Football camp and at the end of one of the days he...

Eric Olsen
Challenged any1 to a 1 on 1. Being one of the 'big' kids, I was volunteered by my buddies and went up in front of the whole camp to face...

Eric Olsen
This monster of a man. Shaking in my cleats, he gave me a wink before a coach gave the cadence. He let me pancake him. And he sold it too...

Eric Olsen
I can't even tell you how good I felt at that moment; it changed me forever. The whole camp cheered for me, a chubby kid that didn't know...

Eric Olsen
If he even liked football. From then on I was addicted. All thanks 2 this 10 time all-pro that felt like making some snot-nosed kid's day...

Eric Olsen
Doesn't seem like much but it meant a lot to me. Sorry for the essay just had to share. RIP Junior I'll never forget what you did for me.

Although Seau seemed to struggle in the final years of his life, the longtime member of the San Diego Chargers had provided an inspiration to many during his career, even winning the 1994 Walter Payton NFL Man Of The Year Award. Through his work with the Junior Seau Foundation, the USC product helped youth in southern California.

"He was a local hero -- he certainly gave back to the community and to the youth through his Junior Seau Foundation," Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood told The North County Times. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends."

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