Junior Seau Billboard Tribute Pops Up in Oceanside

A new billboard boasting Seau's photo can be seen on Interstate 5 in Oceanside, though the Seau family has no idea where it came from

By Monica Garske
|  Monday, Jul 2, 2012  |  Updated 7:52 AM PDT
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A new billboard tribute to late San Diego Chargers legend Junior Seau can now be seen off Interstate 5 in Oceanside.

According to our media partner the North County Times, the billboard is located south of Harbor Drive and reads: “In Memoriam Junior Seau, Rest in Peace.”

The billboard also boasts a black and white photograph of Seau playing football in his iconic No. 55 Chargers jersey with “1969-2012” written right below the image.

As of right now, it’s a mystery as to who put up the sign honoring Seau.

The North County Times did speak with Seau’s cousin, Wayne Godinet, who said the Seau family doesn’t know who’s responsible for the recent roadside tribute.

“We didn't even know that it was up," said Godinet. "From what I saw when I passed it the first time, boom, it just came right at me. It's larger than life."

Oceaside city manager Peter Weiss also doesn’t know much about the mysterious billboard other than the fact that it happens to coincide with Oceanside's upcoming annual Samoan Cultural Festival.

"With the celebration of the Samoan Cultural Festival, it seems to make sense that someone put up a tribute to him," Weiss told the North County Times.

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