Seau synonymous with San Diego 

May, 2, 2012
There’s an old saying that you can't go home again, but for Junior Seau, a true San Diego legend, that cliché just didn’t seem to apply.

His exploits at Oceanside High School in the north county section of San Diego were legendary. Not only did he lead his Pirates team to the 1986 section title in football as a Parade All-American linebacker, but he was also named the area player of the year in basketball and was a talented shot putter.

When it came time to attend college, he didn't go far when he chose to attend the University of Southern California. There was a brief obstacle to his career when he was forced to sit out his freshman season at USC after not qualifying academically, and he apologized to his Oceanside teachers, family and friends for that shortcoming.