LB Junior Seau, San Diego Chargers/Miami Dolphins/New England Patriots:
Seau was one of the best linebackers to ever play pro football. He was a 12-time Pro Bowl selection and eight-time First-team All-Pro. He made an amazing 1,846 total tackles in his career with 18 fumble recoveries and 18 interceptions.
He was never able to climb the hurdle of winning the Super Bowl, however. The typhoon made it to two of them. The first was early in his career when San Diego lost to the San Francisco 49ers at Super Bowl XXIX following the 1994 season. He then played for the New England Patriots during their undefeated regular season run of 2007, only to see them lose to the New York Giants. A tough, selfless player who often put winning above his health, Seau devastatingly committed suicide in 2012. His passing was thought to be prompted by CTE.