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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

RIP: Sean Taylor, 1983-2007

Sean Taylor died this morning, one day after being shot in the upper leg in an attempted robbery at his Miami home. He was 24.

The bullet damaged his femoral artery and caused major blood loss. Doctors were optimistic after it was reported that Taylor squeezed a nurse's hand. But he never gained consciousness. He leaves behind a 1-year-old daughter.

Taylor was the fifth overall pick in the 2004 draft and had an immediate impact for the Washington Redskins. He was tied for the NFC lead with 5 interceptions this year.

This surely will have a devastating effect on the Redskins who lose their best defensive player. Known for his hard hits, teammates nicknamed him "MEAST" for half-man and half beast. Taylor was an All-American at the University of Miami and was one of just four freshman who played for the 2001 championship team.

"For all of us here, we're obviously in shock," Coach Joe Gibbs had said Monday. "I know I can't put it in words."

1 comment:

James Diggs said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Sean Taylor's family and friends and the Redskins organization.