Tuesday, November 27, 2007

RIP Sean Taylor

Another sad and unfortunate event for an NFL team outside the realm of football. Less than a year after Darrent Williams (Broncos) was gunned down in a drive-by shooting, Sean Taylor (Redskins) dies of a gun shot wound to the upper leg. Both players had massive potential; Taylor made his first Pro Bowl last year.

While the police continue to investigate, little is known about the tragic event. There have been reports of a burglary gone bad but nothing has been made definitive yet. I'm sure we will be hearing a lot more in the coming days.

Taylor was a superstar safety at the University of Miami (Florida). He played a significant amount of his freshman season (2001) as a nickel and dime back for the eventual National Champion Hurricanes. He started his sophomore and junior season and received numerous awards as a ball-hawking, hard-hitting safety. Taylor skipped his senior season and was drafted 5th overall by the Redskins in 2004. He was a private person, rarely giving interviews. Teammates and close friends say that his life changed when his daughter was born 18 months ago.

RIP Sean Taylor

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