Junior Seau by Jim Trotter audiobook

Junior Seau: The Life and Death of a Football Icon

By Jim Trotter
Read by JD Jackson

Tantor Audio
8.72 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781982666637

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Tiaina Baul "Junior" Seau is widely considered one of the best linebackers ever to play the game. A ten-time All-Pro and twelve-time Pro Bowl selection, Seau was picked for the NFL's All-Decade Team in the 1990s. His incredible career spanned two decades, during which time he played for the Chargers, Dolphins, and Patriots. In 2012, at the age of forty-three, Seau committed suicide with a gunshot wound to the chest. News of his death sent shockwaves through the NFL. Later, studies concluded that Seau had been suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a type of brain damage. His tragic death opened the door to hundreds of inquiries about the trauma from NFL players and their families. Drawing on exclusive access to Seau's family and Seau's never-before-seen diaries and letters, veteran reporter Jim Trotter goes beyond the statistics to paint a moving portrait of a larger-than-life star whose towering achievements in the game came at a great cost.

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Summary

Tiaina Baul "Junior" Seau is widely considered one of the best linebackers ever to play the game. A ten-time All-Pro and twelve-time Pro Bowl selection, Seau was picked for the NFL's All-Decade Team in the 1990s. His incredible career spanned two decades, during which time he played for the Chargers, Dolphins, and Patriots.

In 2012, at the age of forty-three, Seau committed suicide with a gunshot wound to the chest. News of his death sent shockwaves through the NFL. Later, studies concluded that Seau had been suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a type of brain damage. His tragic death opened the door to hundreds of inquiries about the trauma from NFL players and their families.

Drawing on exclusive access to Seau's family and Seau's never-before-seen diaries and letters, veteran reporter Jim Trotter goes beyond the statistics to paint a moving portrait of a larger-than-life star whose towering achievements in the game came at a great cost.

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This is a powerful, thought-provoking account, handled with grace and sensitivity, of a superior football player's life and death. Booklist

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Author Bio: Jim Trotter

Author Bio: Jim Trotter

Jim Trotter covers football for ESPN. He started his career in San Diego, where he worked up the ladder from preps reporter to lead NFL writer at the San Diego Union-Tribune. He then worked for Sports Illustrated as a senior writer. Jim has appeared on CNN, Fox News, ESPN, and NFL Network.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 8.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English