The USC community was rocked this morning with the news that former Trojans linebacker Junior Seau was found dead at his San Diego area home.
There haven't been too many players more associated with dominant football at USC in the past 25 years than Seau, a fierce and aggressive defensive player who helped popularize the No. 55 as a revered jersey number for standout Trojans linebackers.
Seau played at USC from 1988-89 on a pair of highly successful teams. He had 19 sacks in his college career and was named to multiple All-American teams before becoming a first-round draft pick of his hometown San Diego Chargers in 1990.
During an illustrious NFL career he was named to 12 Pro Bowl teams, the NFL All-Decade team for the 1990's and the Chargers Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the USC athletics Hall of Fame and recently made an appearance at the USC spring game as part of a group of legendary Trojans players.