Based on my informal observations over the course of training camp, the late Sean Taylor’s 21 jersey remains one of the most popular among fans. And they come in all variations: the black shadow 21 jersey, the white, the burgundy, the weird gray one with black and burgundy numbers, the University of Miami jersey, and the Pro Bowl jersey.
But perhaps the most remarkable 21 jersey I saw this week wasn’t t even sporting the number 21.
That’s it in the middle there, the blue number 1. It’s Taylor’s jersey from Gulliver Preparatory School, plus patches representing Taylor’s time with The U and the Redskins, and William Cox made it himself.
Cox operates a company that makes uniforms and similar gear, so to him this was a straightforward project. His friend suggested it, and he delivered. “He was like, ‘Could you make a copy of this jersey’,” Cox told me, ” so I just ordered a royal blue jersey and put everything on it. I do embroidery and stuff, so the only thing that cost money was this [Miami] patch off Ebay, everything else I can do myself.”
Don’t go looking for these in stores, though. “I only made two of them,” Cox says, “and I usually only make one-of-a-kinds. You might’ve seen it because my buddy Scott sent out a facebook picture, which I tell him not to do.”
More of this Taylor jersey — and a few others — after the jump.
That’s Doug Dutch‘s father, in the classic white.
A throwback alternate.
William Roberts suffers from a neurodegenerative disease called Ataxia Telangiectasia. His wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation was to meet Santana Moss — and he did it wearing a white Sean Taylor jersey, and some styling Redskins socks.
[UPDATED: The Pro Bowl jersey.]
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