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Sean Taylor

Sean Michael Maurice Taylor (April 1, 1983 – November 27, 2007) was an American college and professional football player who was a free safety for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL) for four seasons. He played college football for the University of Miami, was a member of the Hurricanes' 2001 BCS National Championship team, and earned unanimous All-American honors. The Washington Redskins chose Taylor with the fifth overall pick of the 2004 NFL Draft. Due to his ferocious hits, several of his Redskins teammates nicknamed him "Meast," a portmanteau word from the expression "half man, half beast." Taylor died at the age of 24 on November 27, 2007, from critical injuries from a gunshot by intruders at his Miami area home. His death led to an outpouring of national support and sympathy, especially in the Washington area, where Taylor had been a fan favorite as a Redskin, and the Miami area, where Taylor had starred for the Miami Hurricanes, after leading Gulliver Prep to a Florida state high school championship and setting a state record for most touchdowns in a season (44). In honor of Taylor, on the first play of the first game after he was murdered, the

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Sean Taylor -- 23-Year-old CONVICTED of Murdering NFL Star

Sean Taylor
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The man who shot and killed former NFL star Sean Taylor has just been found guilty of 2nd degree murder ... and now faces life in prison. A Florida jury just convicted 23-year-old Eric Rivera for… READ MORE >

Sean Taylor's Ex Marries N.E.R.D. Member

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Marries N.E.R.D. Member

The longtime girlfriend of murdered NFL star Sean Taylor got married this weekend to N.E.R.D. member Shay Haley ... TMZ has confirmed. Three years after the tragedy, Jackie Garcia -- Andy Garcia's… READ MORE >

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Football Horror: Three Charged in Taylor Murder

Football Horror: Three Charged in Taylor Murder

Three of the four suspects in Sean Taylor's death were charged with unpremeditated murder early Saturday. Charles Wardlow, Eric Rivera and Venjah Hunte all faced the same charge. Police say the… READ MORE >

- 2467 days ago
Two Teenagers, Man Detained in Taylor Murder Case

Two Teenagers, Man Detained in Taylor Murder Case

Miami-Dade detectives are questioning three people in connection with the murder of football star Sean Taylor. According to the Miami Herald, the suspects include two teenagers and a man in his… READ MORE >

- 2468 days ago
NFL Star Taylor Dies After Gunshot

NFL Star Taylor Dies After Gunshot

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