Tim Polzer
Friday September 7th, 2012


The Chargers will honor Junior Seau at their home opener. (Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

The family of late NFL linebacker Junior Seau will be guests of honor for a special ceremony that will also include a "surprise gift" at the San Diego Chargers home opener, according to TMZ.

A rep for the Chargers tells us ... Junior's mother, father, ex-wife, 4 children and other family members will be the guests of honor during a pre-game ceremony dedicated to Seau ...

We're told the team will officially retire Junior's #55 jersey during the ceremony ... and the family will be presented with a special "surprise gift" from the organization.

The team will also debut the special #55 helmet sticker, which each Chargers player will wear during the game.

The 12-time Pro Bowler, who starred for the Chargers (1990-2002), Miami Dolphins (2003-05) and the New England Patriots (2006-09), was found dead in his San Diego home on May 2 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.

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