Sean Taylor will be honored by the Washington football team.
This weekend, the Washington Football Team will pay tribute to one of their all-time great players. Taylor’s No. 21 jersey was retired by Washington on Thursday, making him only the third player in the team’s 89-year history to receive the distinction. Before Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Washington will formally honor the renaming of the road leading to FedEx Field as Sean Taylor Road with family and friends.
“Sean Taylor and I both entered the NFL the same year, and his physical ability, resilience, tenacity, and unwavering work ethic quickly put him apart. Many people, including myself, looked up to him as a role model “In a news release, Washington Football Team President Jason Wright stated. “Our playing community, as well as our fans, coaches, and staff, were all harmed by his untimely death so young. We will remember him and hold him up as a model of professionalism and greatness, and we will all seek to emulate his success in our own unique ways.” Sean Taylor’s No. 21 will be retired this Sunday by @[email protected], who gave us one of the most famous Pro Bowl highlights ever.
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The first 10,000 supporters to enter the stadium will also receive a limited-edition commemorative Sean Taylor rally towel. In addition, players will wear Taylor-themed helmet stickers, and the full-time staff will sport a No. 21 gameday pin.
Taylor was selected No. 5 overall by Washington in the 2004 draft out of Miami. He was nominated to the PFWA All-Rookie Team after accumulating 76 tackles, one sack, and four interceptions in his first season. After recording 42 tackles and five interceptions in nine games, he was named to the Pro Bowl in 2006 and 2007. He was also named to the All-Pro Second Team in 2007.
Taylor died on Nov. 27, 2007, at the age of 24, after being shot by intruders at his Miami home the day before. His femoral artery was severed when he was shot in the upper leg. Four guys were detained on Nov. 30: Venjah K. Hunte, 20, Eric Rivera, Jr., 17, Jason Scott Mitchell, 19, and Charles Kendrick Lee Wardlow, 18. Felony second-degree murder, farmer burglary, and home invasion robbery with a firearm were all charged against the four individuals. Timothy Brown, 16, was charged with first-degree murder and burglary in May 2008. All five suspects have been identified… Summary of Entertainment News from Brinkwire.