"I wanted to perform well for my mom and dad, because in high school, I didn't have a job. My brothers, they worked at Pizza Hut or places like that, but sports, that was my way of giving back."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Junior Seau on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Junior Seau on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Junior Seau on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Junior Seau on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Junior Seau on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I remember when I was 6 years old and my brother used to go seek out guys that were 13 to come over and play football against me while he was the 'permanent quarterback.' I didn't know exactly what the age difference was, but I was already playing against older guys."
"Dad taught us about morals, values and goals. Having a tight-knit family was important to him."
"Too many athletes are living in a tiny window. They have no vision for themselves - what they can be outside of football and what they can mean to a community. They just don't know any better. My hopes and dreams are unlimited."
"I'm afraid of being average. I have a real fear of being just another linebacker."
"The Super Bowl is a game. Life is for real. What I went through helped me get to where I am today. I won't forget. I can't forget. Because a man who forgets his past sometimes loses his soul and forgets where to go in the future."