As news filtered out of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau's death, former teammates and other athletes whose lives he touched reacted on Twitter.
I had the HONOR of playing with Junior in Miami in 06. He was the best ever. Called everyone "Buddy" I love him #RipJuniorSEAU
— Alex Holmes (@Trojan81) May 2, 2012
I am deeply saddened by the events that have transpired today. My heartfelt condolences and sympathy go out to (cont) tl.gd/h8jbkm
— Troy Polamalu (@tpolamalu) May 2, 2012
Just woke up from a nap to the Seau news. Either I'm not awake or I need to be kicked. Life is crazy crazy. This hurts like hell. LORD KNOWS
— Fred Taylor (@FredTaylorMade) May 2, 2012
He was one of the 1st to show myself and other young aspiring athletes from San Diego how to fulfill your dreams. He's an Icon to us
— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) May 2, 2012
Damn this one hurts San Diego! One of the greatest to to come from the city.
— Reggie Bush (@reggie_bush) May 2, 2012
I will always remember Junior Seau as an uplifting and positive force in the NFL. Praying for his family at this time.
— Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) May 2, 2012
I'm heart goes out to Junior Seau & his family. Watched him as a kid & he represented a lot of great things.
— Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) May 2, 2012
Say it ain't so...blessings goes out to the Seau Family...RIP my fellow Polynesian! Sad day
— Shane Victorino (@ShaneVictorino) May 2, 2012
At a loss for words right now. R.I.P Junior Seau.
— Justin Tuck (@JustinTuckNYG91) May 2, 2012
Life and death comes to us all and it's never easy when you lose someone. My prayers and thoughts are with the family and friends of Jr Seau
— Emmitt Smith (@EmmittSmith22) May 2, 2012
So sad to hear that junior seau just died One of the greatest to ever play the game
— Jonathan Stewart (@Jonathanstewar1) May 2, 2012