Sean Taylor followed in the footsteps of former Miami Hurricane greats as he established himself as a force in the defensive back field. After winning a National Championship in 2001, Taylor was drafted by the Washington Redskins 5th overall and quickly established himself as a playmaker.
Although he did have a bit of a checkered history, nobody could imagine that Sean Taylor would die the way he did. Taylor was shot on November 26th at 1:15am as an intruder tried to enter his home. During the incident Taylor was shot in and fatally wounded in his femoral artery. The NFL community stood in shock as the news hit the media. Taylor today would be flying around the field as his physical presence and athletic ability proved to be freakish. It is a huge shame Taylor didn’t grace NFL fields longer.