Sean Taylor was one of the main characters whose death caused a nightmare in the history of the NFL. Sean Taylor was pronounced dead on November 27, 2007.
What Really Happened to Sean Taylor?
Taylor’s home was raided while he was away on November 18, 2007. Days later, on November 26, his house was raided again by intruders but he was present this time around.
His presence scared the intruders and after a brief encounter, Taylor was shot in the upper leg, causing massive blood loss.
Taylor passed away on the next day November 27.
In order to honor Taylor, every NFL player wore a decal with the number 21 on their helmet during Week 13 of that season.
Washington had only 10 players on the field for the first defensive snap against the Buffalo Bills that weekend. Taylor was also the first player to be elected to the Pro Bowl post mortem.
Taylor was a Pro Bowl safety for the Washington Football Team in the ’00s. Before joining the University of Miami, he was even considered the best athlete out of high school in 2001.
Taylor’s Career Origins
When Taylor newly arrived at the NFL, he was seen as immature. He left the rookie symposium in 2004 and received a $25,000 fine, was ejected from a playoff game with Washington after spitting on an opponent, and was fined by the league seven times between 2004 and 2006.
Taylor’s most famous hit curiously happened at the 2006 Pro Bow, he was also known as a hard-hitter.