Sean Taylor's Crossroads





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Uploaded on Jul 14, 2010

Sean Michael Maurice Taylor (April 1, 1983 -- November 27, 2007) was an American football free safety who played for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. Taylor was drafted in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Redskins. He played college football at the University of Miami and Hurricanes' 2001 National Championship team. Due to his ferocious style of hitting, several of his pro teammates nicknamed him "Meast," an abbreviation for the term "half man, half beast."[1][2]

Taylor was murdered on November 27, 2007, at the age of 24, dying from critical injuries from gunshots by intruders at his Miami area home. His death led to an outpouring of national support and sympathy, especially in the Washington D.C. area, where Taylor had been a fan favorite as a Redskin[3] and the Miami area.

In honor of Taylor, on the first play of the first game after he was murdered, the Redskins defense lined up with only 10 players (leaving the area Taylor lined up at free safety


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