Junior Seau's Nephew To Make First SDSU Football Start
A familiar name and number will be on the Qualcomm Stadium field when the San Diego State Aztecs face Northern Arizona on Saturday.
Micah Seau, nephew of deceased All-Pro NFL linebacker and San Diego native Junior Seau, will make his first collegiate start at linebacker. Micah wears No. 55 — the number his uncle made famous.
“What my uncle did was amazing, and what he stood for around here — he’s just a legend," Micah said in an interview with U-T San Diego. "But as far as me, I’m just playing football. It’s something I love doing. It’s something I grew up doing.”
Micah has some large shoes, or rather cleats, to fill. His uncle was a 12-time Pro Bowler and in the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame, where he played 13 seasons. Micah played in all 13 games for the Aztecs in the 2013-14 season as a reserve.
Junior Seau took his own life at his Oceanside home on May 2, 2012. His suicide was attributed to concussions suffered during his 20-year NFL career.
In 2015, Junior Seau will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, where many see him as being a lock as a first-ballot inductee.