On this date in 2007, Sean Taylor passed away after sustaining a gun shot wound in a burglary attempt at his home. Taylor was at his South Florida home with his girlfriend and young daughter at the time of the attack, away from the Washington Redskins while rehabbing an injury.
Taylor played just four seasons for the Redskins after being drafted No. 5 overall in the 2004 draft. His talent was immediately obvious, and his play was fantastic. Taylor had a unique blend of size, speed and ball-hawking ability.
In his career with the Skins, Taylor played in 55 games and registered 241 tackles, two sacks, eight forced fumbles and 12 interceptions. Redskins fans loved Taylor almost immediately, and the entire organization flew to Florida for his funeral.
Even six years after his death, Taylor remains one of the most popular jerseys worn at Redskins games. The Redskins posted this tribute video to honor Taylor, and CSN Washington collected a collage of reaction via social media today.