Chargers legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Junior Seau, was one of 12 linebackers named to the NFL 100 All-Time Team.
Selected by the Chargers fifth-overall in the 1990 NFL Draft out of USC, Seau played 13 seasons in San Diego, followed by three with the Miami Dolphins and four with the New England Patriots.
Known as one of the most iconic Chargers of all time, having been voted the franchise’s Most Valuable Player on six occasions, Seau helped lead the Bolts to Super Bowl XXIX and is one of only four Chargers players to have their number retired. He was inducted into the Chargers Hall of Fame in 2011 and was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015.
In his 20 seasons in the league, he recorded 1,846 total tackles while compiling 10 or more tackles in a game 64 times. Additionally, Seau led the Chargers in sacks in 1996 and 1997, finishing his career with 56.5 sacks to go along with 18 interceptions. He was voted an All-Pro eight times and was named to 12 Pro Bowls. In 1994, he was voted the NFL Man of the Year and was named to the NFL’s 1990s All-Decade Team.
Additionally, fellow Hall of Famer Deacon Jones, who played two seasons for the Chargers, was voted in as one of seven defensive ends. After a stellar 11 seasons with the Los Angeles Rams as a member of the “Fearsome Foursome,” Jones was traded to the Chargers in 1972. The DE played all 14 games his first season with the Bolts where he led the team in tackles and earned Pro Bowl honors. In his two seasons in San Diego, he was named a team captain each of the years. Jones was inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980.
The two players were voted onto the league’s All-Time Team by a 26-person blue-ribbon panel made up of coaches, team and front office executives, former players, like former Chargers QB and Hall of Famer Dan Fouts, and members of the media with a deep appreciation for the history of the league, its teams and players, as well as a commitment to research.