Sean Taylor was just 24 years old. He had a long career ahead of him in the NFL and an even longer life ahead of himself.
That’s when it all ended. On November 17, 2007, burglars entered Taylor’s Miami home and shot him in the leg. Ten days later, on Nov. 27, Taylor passed away at the young age of 24.
This tragedy shocked an unsuspecting football world, as one of the most-talented players in the league and a young father left this life way too early.
Eleven years later, and those around the football community are paying their respects on the anniversary of Taylor’s death.
— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) November 27, 2018
"A special tribute to the greatest safety to ever play the game."
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) November 27, 2018
Sean Taylor was my favorite football player, ever.
On the anniversary of his death, here are a couple things I've written over the years about what he meant to me and others.
— yerboy yuletide yeehaw (@clintonyates) November 27, 2018
— NFL (@NFL) November 27, 2017
11 years ago today, we lost one of the greats. Sean Taylor.
— NFL (@NFL) November 27, 2018
Sean Taylor died 11 years ago today at age 24
Taylor finished his career with 287 tackles, 12 INT, 2.0 sacks, 8 FF, 43 passes defensed, & 1 TD
He was selected to 2 Pro Bowls
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) November 27, 2018
Remembering my former @Redskins teammate & friend Sean Taylor today. This guy was always around the ball, in the mix, making plays. Will miss him always. #seantaylor #HTTR #RIP21 #nfl #HonorandRespect pic.twitter.com/O1scq9MYI9
— Shawn Springs (@shawnsprings) November 27, 2018
April 1st 1983-November 27th 2007 ?? pic.twitter.com/9NPa1brNJR
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) November 27, 2018
11 years ago today, we lost one of the greatest who ever stepped onto a football field.
Sean Taylor will absolutely never be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/rOVqkqWK3v
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) November 27, 2018
#OTD in 2007, we lost a real one. If you never got a chance to watch #SeanTaylor play live, you missed out. He’s one of the greatest football players to ever walk the face of this earth. We miss you bro! #LegendsNeverDie. #RIP21 ??#Canes ?? #HTTR pic.twitter.com/QvL4ZTMrHu
— Jarrett Payton (@paytonsun) November 27, 2018