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Junior Seau shooting: Pat Haden, Lane Kiffin, USC react to news

May 02, 2012|By Houston Mitchell
  • Junior Seau was one of the greatest football players in USC history.
Junior Seau was one of the greatest football players in USC history. (Los Angeles Times )

The death of Junior Seau, one of the greatest USC Trojans of all time and a player whose number, 55, is handed out very judiciously by the Trojans, has cast a pall over the campus as news of his death has spread.

Athletic Director Pat Haden: "We are tremendously saddened to hear this news and our hearts go out to his family and children. Junior Seau was one of the greatest legends in USC football history. He will always be remembered by USC as the original No. 55."

Football Coach Lane Kiffin: "This is a very sad day. The USC football program and the entire Trojan family extends our condolences to Junior's family. He was one of the greatest Trojans of all time. Our team and fans were very fortunate to see him just a couple of weeks ago at our spring game at the Coliseum.  He will be deeply missed."

The Trojans have dedicated part of their website to Seau.

Seau was found dead Wednesday with what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.

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