Casey Matthews is a LB, he's from California and his brother went to USC, so it almost goes without saying that he idolized Junior Seau growing up. Yesterday, upon hearing of Junior's death, Casey tweeted about the influence that Seau had been on him.â†µ
Tough to hear the news about Junior Seau. One of the best LBs to play the game. Had his throwback USC #55 jersey. 1 of the reasons I was 55â†µ— Casey Matthews (@CaseyMatthews50) May 2, 2012
It's a very relate-able sentiment here. I think we probably all had a sports star we idolized growing up and wore his number.... whatever the sport.