NFL star Junior Seau remembered

Hundreds of surfers paid their respects to Junior Seau on Sunday with a "paddle-out" ceremony in the Pacific, just beyond the beachfront home where the football great and avid surfer committed suicide at age 43.

OCEANSIDE, CA - MAY 6: A surfer prepares go out into the surf for a ceremony during a "paddle-out" in honor of NFL star Junior Seau on May 6, 2012 in Oceanside, California. Seau, who played for various NFL teams including the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots was found dead in his home on May 2nd of an apparent suicide. Family members have decided to donate his brain for research on links between concussions and possible depression. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
Paddle-Out Surf Memorial Held For NFL Star Junior Seau
OCEANSIDE, CA - MAY 6: A surfer prepares go out into the surf for a ceremony during a "paddle-out" in honor of NFL star Junior Seau on May 6, 2012 in Oceanside, California. Seau, who played for various NFL teams including the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots was found dead in his home on May 2nd of an apparent suicide. Family members have decided to donate his brain for research on links between concussions and possible depression. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
OCEANSIDE, CA - MAY 6: Surfers ride their boards out into the surf for a ceremony during a "paddle-out" in honor of NFL star Junior Seau on May 6, 2012 in Oceanside, California. Seau, who played for various NFL teams including the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots was found dead in his home on May 2nd of an apparent suicide. Family members have decided to donate his brain for research on links between concussions and possible depression. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
Paddle-Out Surf Memorial Held For NFL Star Junior Seau
OCEANSIDE, CA - MAY 6: Surfers ride their boards out into the surf for a ceremony during a "paddle-out" in honor of NFL star Junior Seau on May 6, 2012 in Oceanside, California. Seau, who played for various NFL teams including the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots was found dead in his home on May 2nd of an apparent suicide. Family members have decided to donate his brain for research on links between concussions and possible depression. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
OCEANSIDE, CA - MAY 6: Fred Hodges shows a surfboard he decorated during a "paddle-out" in honor of NFL star Junior Seau on May 6, 2012 in Oceanside, California. Seau, who played for various NFL teams including the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots was found dead in his home on May 2nd of an apparent suicide. Family members have decided to donate his brain for research on links between concussions and possible depression. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
Paddle-Out Surf Memorial Held For NFL Star Junior Seau
OCEANSIDE, CA - MAY 6: Fred Hodges shows a surfboard he decorated during a "paddle-out" in honor of NFL star Junior Seau on May 6, 2012 in Oceanside, California. Seau, who played for various NFL teams including the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots was found dead in his home on May 2nd of an apparent suicide. Family members have decided to donate his brain for research on links between concussions and possible depression. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
OCEANSIDE, CA - MAY 6: A Surfer waves a flower lei during a "paddle-out" in honor of NFL star Junior Seau on May 6, 2012 in Oceanside, California. Seau, who played for various NFL teams including the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots was found dead in his home on May 2nd of an apparent suicide. Family members have decided to donate his brain for research on links between concussions and possible depression. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
Paddle-Out Surf Memorial Held For NFL Star Junior Seau
OCEANSIDE, CA - MAY 6: A Surfer waves a flower lei during a "paddle-out" in honor of NFL star Junior Seau on May 6, 2012 in Oceanside, California. Seau, who played for various NFL teams including the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots was found dead in his home on May 2nd of an apparent suicide. Family members have decided to donate his brain for research on links between concussions and possible depression. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
OCEANSIDE, CA - MAY 6: New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees walks out after a "paddle out" in honor of NFL star Junior Seau on May 6, 2012 in Oceanside, California. Seau, who played for various NFL teams including the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots was found dead in his home on May 2nd of an apparent suicide. Family members have decided to donate his brain for research on links between concussions and possible depression. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
Paddle-Out Surf Memorial Held For NFL Star Junior Seau
OCEANSIDE, CA - MAY 6: New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees walks out after a "paddle out" in honor of NFL star Junior Seau on May 6, 2012 in Oceanside, California. Seau, who played for various NFL teams including the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots was found dead in his home on May 2nd of an apparent suicide. Family members have decided to donate his brain for research on links between concussions and possible depression. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
OCEANSIDE, CA - MAY 6: Bryn Best waves to surfers in the water during a "paddle-out" ceremony in honor of NFL star Junior Seau on May 6, 2012 in Oceanside, California. Seau, who played for various NFL teams including the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots was found dead in his home on May 2nd of an apparent suicide. Family members have decided to donate his brain for research on links between concussions and possible depression. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
Paddle-Out Surf Memorial Held For NFL Star Junior Seau
OCEANSIDE, CA - MAY 6: Bryn Best waves to surfers in the water during a "paddle-out" ceremony in honor of NFL star Junior Seau on May 6, 2012 in Oceanside, California. Seau, who played for various NFL teams including the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots was found dead in his home on May 2nd of an apparent suicide. Family members have decided to donate his brain for research on links between concussions and possible depression. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
OCEANSIDE, CA - MAY 6: Surfers prepare go into the surf for a ceremony during a "paddle-out" in honor of NFL star Junior Seau on May 6, 2012 in Oceanside, California. Seau, who played for various NFL teams including the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots was found dead in his home on May 2nd of an apparent suicide. Family members have decided to donate his brain for research on links between concussions and possible depression. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
Paddle-Out Surf Memorial Held For NFL Star Junior Seau
OCEANSIDE, CA - MAY 6: Surfers prepare go into the surf for a ceremony during a "paddle-out" in honor of NFL star Junior Seau on May 6, 2012 in Oceanside, California. Seau, who played for various NFL teams including the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots was found dead in his home on May 2nd of an apparent suicide. Family members have decided to donate his brain for research on links between concussions and possible depression. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
OCEANSIDE, CA - MAY 6: New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees walks out after a "paddle out" in honor of NFL star Junior Seau on May 6, 2012 in Oceanside, California. Seau, who played for various NFL teams including the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots was found dead in his home on May 2nd of an apparent suicide. Family members have decided to donate his brain for research on links between concussions and possible depression. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
Paddle-Out Surf Memorial Held For NFL Star Junior Seau
OCEANSIDE, CA - MAY 6: New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees walks out after a "paddle out" in honor of NFL star Junior Seau on May 6, 2012 in Oceanside, California. Seau, who played for various NFL teams including the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots was found dead in his home on May 2nd of an apparent suicide. Family members have decided to donate his brain for research on links between concussions and possible depression. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
OCEANSIDE, CA - MAY 6: Bryn Best waves to surfers in the water during a "paddle-out" ceremony in honor of NFL star Junior Seau on May 6, 2012 in Oceanside, California. Seau, who played for various NFL teams including the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots was found dead in his home on May 2nd of an apparent suicide. Family members have decided to donate his brain for research on links between concussions and possible depression. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
Paddle-Out Surf Memorial Held For NFL Star Junior Seau
OCEANSIDE, CA - MAY 6: Bryn Best waves to surfers in the water during a "paddle-out" ceremony in honor of NFL star Junior Seau on May 6, 2012 in Oceanside, California. Seau, who played for various NFL teams including the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots was found dead in his home on May 2nd of an apparent suicide. Family members have decided to donate his brain for research on links between concussions and possible depression. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
OCEANSIDE, CA - MAY 6: Surfers prepare go into the surf for a ceremony during a "paddle-out" in honor of NFL star Junior Seau on May 6, 2012 in Oceanside, California. Seau, who played for various NFL teams including the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots was found dead in his home on May 2nd of an apparent suicide. Family members have decided to donate his brain for research on links between concussions and possible depression. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
Paddle-Out Surf Memorial Held For NFL Star Junior Seau
OCEANSIDE, CA - MAY 6: Surfers prepare go into the surf for a ceremony during a "paddle-out" in honor of NFL star Junior Seau on May 6, 2012 in Oceanside, California. Seau, who played for various NFL teams including the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots was found dead in his home on May 2nd of an apparent suicide. Family members have decided to donate his brain for research on links between concussions and possible depression. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

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