Redskins safety Sean Taylor died of a gunshot wound six years ago Wednesday. Fans kept his memory alive by pouring in their thoughts and feelings on social media.
Two players spoke to me about the impact Taylor had on their lives.
Defensive end Kedric Golston was in his second year with the team when Taylor passed away.
“I remember Sean obviously as an extremely talented football player, a guy that I think was misunderstood in a lot of ways, but a guy that really cared about his teammates, cared about his family,” Golston said.
“I think it allows us to realize that you can’t ever take anything for granted because just like this you can be gone. Obviously we all would love for him to still be here, but that’s not the case, so appreciate the moments you do have with people, because tomorrow is not promised.”
Safety Brandon Meriweather spent two years with Taylor at the University of Miami. Normally loud and gregarious, Meriweather’s voice grew soft as he searched for what he remembers about his fallen friend.
“It’s a hard question to answer. You remember everything. You remember his personality, his attitude, the fight he had on and off the field, his fire,” Meriweather said.
“Man, that was a long time ago. I just remember all the little things. He always told me… you never know when your last play is, so always give it your all. That’s pretty much how he played.”
For more on Taylor, visit the Redskins tribute page.
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