Remembering new NFL Hall of Famer Junior Seau’s time on an IndyCar pit crew (VIDEO)


Last night during the National Football League Honors in Arizona, the late Junior Seau was announced as part of the next class to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Seau, who died in 2012, was one of the top linebackers in NFL history. He was a 10-time All-Pro selection and 12-time Pro Bowl selection.

Following the end of his playing career in 2009, Seau ventured into television as the star of Sports Jobs with Junior Seau, which aired on NBCSN’s predecessor, Versus.

As you can probably guess from the show’s title, Seau took on various support and behind-the-scenes jobs across a wide variety of sports. Among his exploits was being part of Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s IndyCar pit crew during the 2009 race weekend at Sonoma Raceway.

Below is a clip of Seau in action with “Team Target” during qualifying. Seau not only performed several team duties that day, but also spoke with Danica Patrick (then still in the series with Andretti Autosport) and TCGR managing director Mike Hull.

For more on Seau and the rest of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015, head over to Pro Football Talk.