NFL teams, players & fans remember Sean Taylor on the 11-year anniversary of his death.
11 year ago today, Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor passed away after being shot during a home invasion at his Miami home 10 days earlier. The 24-year old star's sudden death shocked the sports world to it's core as he was only scratching the surface of his potential.
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Taylor, who played his college ball at the University of Miami, was selected fifth overall by the Redskins in the 2004 NFL Draft and quickly established himself as one of the most explosive, hard-hitting safeties that the game had ever seen. He earned Pro Bowl honors in two of his four NFL seasons (2006, 2007), which provided us with one of the most iconic hits in the history of the sport.
Buffalo Bills punter Brian Moorman will surely never forget the time he tried to run a fake punt in the '06 Pro Bowl.
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In honor of the 11-year anniversary of Taylor's death, NFL teams, players and fans have taken to social media today to remember the legendary safety whose time came to an end far too soon.
Check out some of Taylor's most memorable moments and thoughts from those who played with him, against him, or just loved to see him out on the field, in the posts embedded below.