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SAN DIEGO (AP) - Thousands of fans got the chance to cheer one more time for Junior Seau at the stadium where he starred for 13 seasons.
Hours after Seau was buried in his hometown Friday, a crowd estimated at 20,000 attended a public memorial service at Qualcomm Stadium for the hard-hitting, fist-pumping linebacker. Many wore Seau’s No. 55 _ in Chargers blue, Southern California cardinal and gold and Miami Dolphins aqua and orange. One of Seau’s cousins wore a jersey combining the colors of all three of his pro teams, including the New England Patriots.
“I love it,” Lynch said.
“He was a good and loyal friend,” said former teammate LaDainian Tomlinson, who drew some of the biggest cheers of the night as he spoke. “Notice the words I said: good and loyal.”
Among those attending were Seau’s parents, his former wife and their children, several current and former Chargers, and former rival John Elway. Elway, who now runs Denver’s front office, was accompanied by new Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and coach John Fox, a former assistant with San Diego.
Seau’s No. 55 was painted at midfield.
Seau committed suicide on May 2 at his Oceanside home. He played parts of 20 seasons in the NFL.
“Junior, we don’t know if you can see this down here, but tonight’s your night.”
Said Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Fouts: “Our paths never crossed on the field, but boy could we have used him with the offense of Air Coryell. I’m also glad I never had to play against him. I could just imagine the thought of him sacking me, then standing over me and dancing all over me.”
Someone yelled, “Ask Elway!”
By John McAfee
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