Junior Seau net worth: Junior Seau was an American professional football player at the linebacker position who had a net worth of $12 million. Junior Seau was born Tiaina Baul Seau Jr. on January 19, 1969, in San Diego, California. He is of Samoan descent. He attended Oceanside High School where he lettered in football, basketball, and track and field. Seau played college football at the University of Southern California where in 1989 he was a unanimous first-team All-American selection. Seau entered the NFL draft after his junior season and was chosen in the first round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers as the fifth overall draft selection. Seau quickly became one of the most popular players on the Chargers. He was given the nickname "Tasmanian Devil", after the wild antics of the cartoon character. During his 22 years playing for San Diego, he became the face of the Chargers franchise and a San Diego sports icon. Seau also played for the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins. During his prolific football career, Seau was a ten time All-Pro and a twelve time Pro Ball player, 1994 AFC player of the year and 2003 Linebacker of the year. While on the San Diego Chargers, Seau helped lead the team to the 1994 Super Bowl championship. He is a member of the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame and his jersey, number 55, has been retired by the team. Junior Seau tragically died on May 2nd 2012. He was found dead in his Oceanside, California home at the age of 43. An autopsy of his brain revealed the football legend suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative disease, which can only be definitively diagnosed after death. It is found in individuals with a history of multiple concussions and other forms of head injury such as are sustained in football.
Junior Seau's Career Earnings and Salary:
1990 – 2000 Chargers: $5 million total
2001 – 2002 Chargers: $5.6 million per season
2004 – 2005 Dolphins: $4 million per season
2006 – 2009 Patriots: $1 million per season
Total Career Earnings: $28.2 million