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The board of directors at the San Diego Hall of Champions has decided to forego the normal voting process and induct Junior Seau into the Breitbard Hall of Fame on Feb. 25.
Candidates normally aren't eligible to be voted in until two years after their careers end or their deaths.
Seau, the hard-hitting, first-pumping leader of the Chargers for 13 of his 20 NFL seasons, committed suicide May 2. He grew up in suburban Oceanside and was a star at Southern California.
Denise Cooper, president of the Hall of Champions, says Seau ''was pretty special and we wanted to do this immediately.''
The Chargers retired Seau's No. 55 on Sunday.
The other inductees will be announced next week.
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It’s only been a few months since Junior Seaus’ passing, and today the San Diego Chargers honored Seau by retiring his number.
Defensive end Antonio Garay, chose to pay tribute to the late Seau by have a face portrait shaved into his head along side the number 55.
While the untimely passing of Seau was a shock to many, Garay who probably didn’t know Seau well, thought enough...
Antonio Garay has always been very creative with his haircuts, but his latest is by far the best. The Chargers defensive end honored the late Junior Seau by shaving Junior’s face and and number 55 in his head.
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