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Remembering Sean Taylor On 30th B-Day

Posted by Stephen Czarda on April 1, 2013 – 4:16 pm

Sean Taylor, George Foster

Sean Taylor was one of the fastest rising stars in the NFL during his four-year career with the Burgundy and Gold, as the safety garnished a reputation as being one the hardest hitting safeties in the league.

His 2007 season may have been the best year for Taylor, before his life was tragically cut short. The former University of Miami Hurricane had five interceptions in just nine games, four of which came during Weeks 5 through 7.

To this day it is still hard to swallow the loss of No. 21 on and off the field. Teammates like Santana Moss and Clinton Portis were some of Taylor’s closest friends. To this day, Moss continues to honor Taylor with each touchdown catch he makes.

Today would have been Taylor’s 30th birthday and while we wish that Taylor was still gracing the confines of FedExField and teaming with record-setting quarterback Robert Griffin III and running back Alfred Morris, we want to look back on the time that Taylor was in the DMV.

With the fifth pick in the 2004 NFL draft, the Redskins selected Taylor and quickly became a force in the Redskins secondary. By Week 3, Taylor had impressed his teammates and coaches enough to get the starting nod against the Dallas Cowboys. In Week 6, Taylor recorded his first career interception against the Chicago Bears.

Week after week, Taylor would make highlight reel hits and leaving receivers literally scared to cross his path.

In the 2007 Pro Bowl, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne  ran a route down the middle of the field and found himself open for a possible touchdown. However, when Wayne caught Taylor gearing up to take him down, he stopped running his route mid-step and let the ball fall to the ground.

When you look back at Taylor’s numbers during his four-year career its easy to see why he was one of the most beloved players in franchise history. In 2012, Taylor was voted as one of the 80 greatest Redskins in franchise history.

While we will never truly know what could of been, we know that Taylor touched everyone he crossed paths with and on his 30th birthday, we continue to cherish each memory of his career.

To view more about Taylor, please visit his tribute page on the Redskins website.

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12 Responses to “Remembering Sean Taylor On 30th B-Day”

  1. By Ben U. on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    Oh,, what could’ve been. You gave us so much on the little time that you were here. You’re gone, but not forgotten. Happy Birthday, and R.I.P.

  2. By mrsprz on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    My son loved this guy so much, and was so traumatized by his death he named his son after him..Taylor Bishop. He left us too early too soon

  3. By Anthony L. Summers on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    With Sean Taylor, Laron Landry, Lavar Arrington, Kerrigan, Fletcher, Hall, and
    Bryan Arakpo and Richard Seymore in the middle, that would be Championship
    personel. Even with RG111 and the limited amount of talent on offense, they
    proved that they can score on the best of them. And by them losing 6 in a row
    and still win the NFC East, speaks volumes. They just couldn’t stop teams when
    they got a lead. I know some of the people mentioned above is just wishful
    thinking on my part. However, if bad decisions had been eleminated by Mr.
    Synder 7 years ago, some of that wishful thinking would have been reality today.
    I have been a Skins Fan since 1953, back in the Eddie Lebaron days. So I tend
    to get a little emotional. And I still maintain that Mr. Synder needs to clean house
    from general manager down through the coaching ranks. Mike Shanahan and his
    no coaching son should have been fired after this year and the egregious events
    that happened to RG111. They should have kept Marvin Lewis when they had
    him, because he was turning that defense into something to be proud of. And
    also, they haven’t had a general manager like Bobby Bethard. Just look at the
    draft choices and free agent picks sincde he left.(Albert Haynesworth) They
    should have recruited the “Tuna” to do his thing.

  4. By Vincent Davis on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    This still brings tears to my eyes. Not just because I’m a diehard, but the senseless, selfish acts of others. God bless you Sean. We know how great you are still.

  5. By Douglas on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    He had 6 IT. RIP 21

  6. By Sal c on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    I miss Sean every season. But I’m sure his little girl misses him more.
    Wish you could have at least mentioned his girlfriend and daughter in the story to let us know how she’s doing.

  7. By neeka712 on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    rest in peace Mr. Taylor….

  8. By geemoney713 on Apr 2, 2013 | Reply

    Never would’ve had a high enough pick to get RG3 if Sean Taylor was still around.

  9. By aprilwalker2013 on Apr 2, 2013 | Reply

    Reblogged this on aprilwalker2013's Blog and commented:
    This was great to read!! Please watch the video as well!! Very touching!!

  10. By Castor Troy on Apr 2, 2013 | Reply

    I’ve been a Redskins Fan since I was 5 yrs.old. 1968…I’ve seen’em Come & I’ve see’em GO ! But SEAN TAYLOR, Was a “DIAMOND” in the rough ! We had just washed him, And was Buffing him out, To set him on a PEDESTAL for all the NFL to get a Glimse of our ARTWORK. Gone too soon ! Man….Gone way too soon. We know his family were hurt. But all of DC was Hurting. Till this day, We as Fans truly thank the Taylor Family for sharing their son with us…… We will always HONOR #21- Sean Taylor !!!! We Miss You !!!!

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