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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Junior Seau Hangin' It Up

After two decades, Junior Seau is officially retiring. Following the Pats' opening round playoff loss to Baltimore 33-14, he told "Inside the NFL's" Cris Collinsworth, "that was probably my last game."

Tackling over 1,400 guys on his way to 12 out of 20 possible Pro Bowl teams in his career, Junior Seau was a force to be reckoned with in any of the 3 corners of the nation he played in.

There aren't too many 41-year olds on NFL sidelines that aren't either wearing a headset or holding a clipboard, so the fact that Seau could make it 20 years as a linebacker is all the more impressive. Clay Matthews, of both the Browns and the Falcons held the previous record for a linebacker playing in 19 seasons from 1978-1996. All I'm hoping for at this point is that Junior keeps his new television career for equally as long.

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