Junior Seau (pictured), a 43-year old 12-time NFL Pro Bowl linebacker, was found dead today in his home, the result of a gunshot wound, police confirmed.
Police confirmed that Seau was found by his girlfriend at his beachfront home with a gunshot wound to his chest.
Seau's All-Pro NFL career spanned 19 seasons.
He was drafted No. 5 overall in the 1990 draft out of the University of Southern California, and played 12 stellar seasons for the San Diego Chargers.
He was named an all-pro 10 times and to the Pro Bowl all 12 years he was with the Chargers. In 1994, he was named the AFC Player of the Year.