The Legacy of Junior Seau

I just returned from our annual Egoscue meetings in San Diego. It’s one of my favorite times of the year as it’s a chance for all 20+ clinics and clinic owners to get together in one room and learn. We feed off of each other, and I always return home feeling rejuvenated and energized. While this year was no different, the mood was a bit more somber as we learned of the death of Junior Seau last Wednesday, just as our meetings were starting.

Seau was a long-time member of the Egoscue family. He played for the San Diego Chargers, lived in the San Diego area, and trained every summer at the Egoscue Headquarters in Del Mar.

Having personally met and worked out with Junior on several occasions, his legacy for me won’t be in his death. Instead, his legacy will be in the life he lived and what he did for others. One of Seau’s off-field passions was the Junior Seau Foundation where he provided children with everything from abuse prevention to alcohol and drug awareness to education assistance.

The Junior I met was a man of passion both on and off the field. Yes, he will be remembered as one of the greatest linebackers to ever play the game, but after the pads came off, he was more than just a football player.