Junior Seau the 8th player from Chargers Super Bowl team to die

  • Junior Seau, linebacker on the San Diego Chargers celebrates his quarterback sack versus the Buffalo Bills at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Oct. 28, 2001. Getty Images/Stephen Dunn

    Junior Seau

    Junior Seau

    (CBS/AP) Former star linebacker Junior Seau, 43, died on Wednesday, in an apparent suicide, according to police. Police Chief Frank McCoy said Seau's girlfriend reported finding him unconscious with a gunshot wound to the chest and lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful. The fifth overall pick overall in the 1990 draft, Seau was voted to a Chargers-record 12 straight Pro Bowls and was an All-Pro six times.

    Seau's death is the eighth among the 1994 San Diego Chargers, who won the AFC title and lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. The longevity odds are already stacked against NFL players - life-expectancy rates are 53 to 59, depending on position, according to one study. But the 1994 Chargers have suffered through an unusual string of young casualties - with each player dying under a variety of circumstances.

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