.

PHOTOS: Junior Seau's Life Celebrated

Among those in attendance were NFL greats Peyton Manning, LaDainian Tomlinson and John Elway.

The life of Junior Seau, a Chargers ex-linebacker and former Temecula restauranteur, was celebrated Friday at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego amidst family, friends and fans.

Among those in attendance were NFL greats Peyton Manning, LaDainian Tomlinson and John Elway. Tomlinson spoke of looking up to Seau when he first joined the San Diego Chargers.

Seau, 43, a linebacker for the Chargers for 12 years, Police believe he committed suicide.

At the close of the ceremony, Chargers' President Dean Spanos announced the retirement of Seau's No. 55 jersey, after calling Seau's four children to the stage.

More than 2,000 had attended a earlier Friday.

awaiting their chance to pay their respects to the hometown player who was inducted into the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame in 2011.

The team will formally retire the No. 55 jersey in a halftime ceremony during the Chargers' regular-season home opener against the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 16, according to Chargers.com.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »