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This page is here to memorialize and remember the great life and career of Sean Taylor, who passed away on Nov. 27, 2007 as a result of a gun shot suffered in his home. He was just 24 years old.
May he rest in peace. He may be gone, but he will never be forgotten.
Sean Taylor Tribute Wallpaper
Sean Taylor Tribute Video
The Washington Redskins have established a trust fund to guarantee the support and education of Sean Taylor's daughter Jackie. All donations should be made to:
The Sean Taylor Memorial Trust Fund
c/o The Washington Redskins
21300 Redskins Park Drive
Ashburn, VA 20147
Sean Taylor Photos
Over the last few years, we have been fortunate enough to grab some great photos of Sean at training camp - photos that show the real essence and spirit that he had - the man behind the mask.
Sean Taylor Memoriams and Stories From Redskin Fans
"Most of the time, when you hear Sean Taylor's name, you hear about the monster hits, the spitting incident or ATV's. Very rarely do you hear anything positive and personal about the 'skins safety. I was lucky enough to witness a very different side of ST yesterday, and I want to recount it here.
First, I'll need to start with a little background information. My son, Jackson, is a soon-to-be-six year old that has gained a bit of a reputation as a kid with an uncanny knowledge of Redskins personnel. After his second training camp, just prior to turning two, we bought him a 'Skins' yearbook and he would pick pages and ask who the players were. We would, of course, tell him who each player was. Soon, he could name every - and I mean EVERY - player listed inside that guide.
He could pick out Laveranues Coles on commercials without his uniform. His favorite player was Gibran Hamdan. Heck, the following year, NikiH took him through the lines of Fan Appreciation day and came back with a signature I couldn't read. NikiH didn't know who had signed it, only that it was the last guy at the table. Jackson says, "Oh. That was Bill Ferrario!" Anyone here beside Jake that could pick Bill Ferrario out of a line-up?
Now that that's out of the way, I'll get to Sean Taylor. I was taking Jackson around the VIP section getting autographs from some of his favorite players. We tried to get Fred Smoot, without any luck and I spied Sean Taylor. Jackson walks up with his book open, sees the 21 jersey and has a freudian slip. He says, "Excuse me Mr. Smoot. Will you please sign my yearbook?"
I lean down to correct him, but before I can, Taylor says, "I'd be happy to sign your book. What's your name?"
My son replies, "Jackson."
Taylor says, "Well, it's nice to meet you Jackson. My name is Sean and I'm very pleased to meet you. "
He signs the book, and Jackson says, "Thank you!" , to which Taylor replies, "Thank you for coming out to practice today."
I was thoroughly impressed with the way Taylor handled the situation. Many players don't interact with the people they are signing for. They step, sign, step, sign. Sean Taylor proved what I've come to realize in my dealings with Brandon Lloyd. Don't believe everything you read. These guys are human, too.
I know one, very happy 5 year old who agrees."
|"If there's football in Heaven then I'll think of Sean Taylor the next time I hear thunder."|
|"He was always one of the last guys off the field at practice... always seemed to be having a good time, never in too much of a hurry to stop and sign autographs.|
And the HAIR. God love him."
|"I loved watching Sean Taylor square off against T.O. The loudest WR in football seemed to always be silenced after Taylor would smack him in the mouth a couple of times.|
It was real treat to watch the man play, a true physical specimen and I think it is safe to say that there will never be another safety in the game like Sean Taylor."
|"Sean was the player that Lavar, Heath, etc. never became...a fan adored superstar who made grueling losses bearable by his level of play. I'll never forget that Eagles game in '05... Our playoff chances were dangling in the wind... all of a sudden he picks off the pass and dives/rolls into the endzone. After we won that game, due to a dare, I ran around my neighborhood in nothing but boxers and a redskins flag singing Hail To The Redskins.|
He loved the game, and you could see it in his face. The determination must have been hidden behind the gleem, because I only remember the smiles. It was infectious...as you could see how his level of play raised the bar for everyone around him. "
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