Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 9/17/12

In an emotional day in San Diego, the Chargers have officially retired the number 55 from the organization. 

Before the home opener against the Tennessee Titans today, Charger great Dan Fouts gave a speech and retired 55 from the team. In honor of Seau's passing, and in memorial to his great years in San Diego. 

Seau spent 13 years with the Chargers, 12 of which he was elected to the Pro Bowl. 

He was a very active member in the San Diego community even after leaving the team. His impact on the team was both emotional, and statistical in nature. Everyone felt his warm and friendly presence within the team, and was wowed by his magnificent achievements on the field. 

He will be always missed by his family, organization, and fan base. He was a great football player and and even better human being. 

This season is no doubt a tribute to Seau and what he has done for this team. 

The number 55 is on a banner in Qualcomm Stadium right next to Dan Fouts'. In addition, the number 55 was also painted on the turf of Qualcomm stadium. He will forever be remembered now as a San Diego Charger. Now he can be with the team and watch over them as the team looks to make a run at the Super Bowl. 

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