Seau Surprises with Pro Bowl Nod

The second Pro Bowler from the Chargers is linebacker Junior Seau. Seau will make his 12th straight appearance in the game, tying him with retired guard Randall McDaniel for the most consecutive and overall appearances in the event since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. He made the roster on his reputation alone as a teammate gets to watch from home when he should be going.

Junior Seau ranks second on the team in tackles (79) despite missing two games and part of another with a high ankle sprain. Seau also has added 1.5 sacks, one interception, seven passes defensed and one forced fumble.

He is the spiritual and emotional leader for the Bolts. He jumps up and down before plays showing his enthusiasm for the game (ankle sprain notwithstanding). He attempts to time the snap count to get a jump on blitzes and causes confusion for opposing offenses.

"It's exciting, but it's probably something that is going to sink in after the season," said Seau. "It's definitely a big accomplishment and it's something that I'm not going to take lightly, but it's one of those things that you have to put on hold and get ready for this big game that we have on Sunday."

The problem herein is he is not the most deserving Charger linebacker. He gets in on reputation alone when comparing the play between him and fellow linebacker Donnie Edwards.

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