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The Washington Football Group announced Thursday that it will retire unhurried security Sean Taylor’s No. 21 jersey sooner than Sunday’s dwelling sport in opposition to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs.
The ceremony will be portion of alumni homecoming weekend, that would perhaps perchance well peep Washington host nearly 100 frail gamers at FedExField.
Taylor used to be a two-time Pro Bowler in four seasons with Washington and a enormous name on the upward push when he tragically died at the age of 24 in 2007 after he used to be shot right via an invasion of his dwelling.
Washington Football Group President Jason Wright acknowledged:
“I got right here into the NFL the an identical year as Sean Taylor and right away his athletic means, resilience, grit, and relentless work ethic role him apart. I and loads others perceived to him as a role model. The truth that he used to be tragically taken so early harm our participant community, but also our followers, coaches, and workers. We are going to continue to keep in mind him and desire him up as an instance of professionalism and excellence, and we can all strive to mirror his excellence in our possess techniques.”
The WFT added that it will officially rename the freeway leading to FedExField as Sean Taylor Avenue sooner than Sunday’s sport. The major 10,000 followers to enter the stadium also will receive a commemorative Sean Taylor rally towel.
After a standout collegiate profession at Miami, Taylor had your entire makings of a celeb participant and a doable Hall of Famer.
He made an rapid affect after Washington selected him fifth overall in the 2004 NFL draft, and he used to be named to the Pro Bowl for basically the most important time in 2006 after he recorded 114 tackles, seven passes defended, three compelled fumbles and one interception.
Taylor used to be posthumously chosen for the Pro Bowl in 2007 as successfully after reeling in five interceptions in finest 9 video games that season sooner than his death.
Taylor will be a part of an uncommon club Sunday, turning into finest the third participant in franchise history to beget their number officially retired. The others are quarterback Sammy Baugh and broad receiver Bobby Mitchell.