After the sad news came out on Wednesday when it was announced that former NFL linebacker Junior Seau was dead, research has been involved to find out what exactly went on with his brain.

According to ex-teammate Gary Plummer, he says that he had over 1,000 concussions in his 15-year NFL-career. For Seau, who spent 20 years in the league, Plummer believes that he had over 1,500.

That's right, you heard it.

1,500 concussions.

Fifteen. Hundred. Concussions.

One. Thousand. Five. Hundred. Concussions. 


"In the 1990s, I did a concussion seminar. They said a Grade 3 concussion meant you were knocked out, and a Grade 1 meant you were seeing stars after a hit, which made me burst out in laughter," Plummer told the San Jose Mercury News. "As a middle linebacker in the NFL, if you don't have five of these (Grade 1 effects) each game, you were inactive the next game.

"Junior played for 20 years. That's five concussions a game, easily. How many in his career then? That's over 1,500 concussions. I know that's startling, but I know it's true. I had over 1,000 in my 15 years. I felt the effects of it. I felt depression going on throughout my divorce. Junior went through it with his divorce."

Seau's brain is currently being studied, as reported by USA Today


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