Sean Taylor was an American football free safety for the Washington Redskins know all about Sean Taylor Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife in this article .
Sean Taylor Wiki
|Birthdate ( Age)||1 April 1983|
|Died||27 November 2007|
|Place of Birth||Florida City, Florida, United States|
|Parents||Pedro Taylor, Donna Junor|
|Education||Miami Killian High School|
|Profession||American football safety|
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
Sean Michael Maurice Taylor was an American football free safety for the Washington Football Team of the National Football League (NFL). He was selected by them as the fifth overall pick of the 2004 NFL Draft where he played for four seasons until his murder in 2007.
During the 2007 NFL season, Taylor was shot by intruders at his Miami area home and died the next day on November 27.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, and the Miami area, where he had starred in high school and college. Posthumously, he earned a second Pro Bowl selection and second-team All-Pro honors.
Sean Taylor Family, Parents
Sean Taylor was born in Florida to Pedro Taylor, a policeman, and Donna Junor. He spent his early years growing up with his great-grandmother Aulga Clarke in Homestead, Florida and later moved to his father’s home at the age of 11. Taylor was baptized at the Bethel Seventh-day Adventist Church in Florida City by Pastor David Peay.
He grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Miami, on a street lined with candy-colored houses.Taylor played high school football in Pinecrest, a suburb of Miami. He originally began his high school football career at Miami Killian High School, a Class 2A public school, but transferred to Gulliver Preparatory School, a Class prep school, where he was a three-sport star in football, track and basketball.
Sean Taylor Wife,Who was Sean Taylor Girlfriend
Sean Taylor was engaged with his Jackie García and they has the a daughter together when Sean Taylor died.
Sean Taylor Net Worth
Sean Michael Maurice Taylor was an American football free safety for the Washington Football Team had an estimated Net Worth $5 Million at the time of his Death.
As a freshman , Taylor carved a niche for himself in Miami’s secondary in nickel and dime defensive schemes. During the season, Taylor was named Big East Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against the Pittsburgh Panthers.The Hurricanes won the national championship in 2001.
In 2002, his first season as a starter, Taylor was a second-team All-Big East selection by the league’s head coaches. He finished third on the team in tackles with 85 (53 solo), broke up 15 passes, intercepted 4 passes, forced one fumble, blocked one kick and returned a punt for a touchdown.
He led all Miami defensive backs in tackles, interceptions and passes broken up, and had a career-high 11 tackles (2 solo) and intercepted 2 passes in the Fiesta Bowl loss to Ohio State. He made a critical play during the game, in which he intercepted Buckeyes quarterback Craig Krenzel in the endzone and returned the ball out of the endzone.
Taylor produced a historic season during his final year at Miami that culminated with a plethora of honors and awards. He was named a unanimous first-team All-American, the Big East Conference Defensive Player of the Year and a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s best defensive back. He led the Big East Conference and ranked first nationally in interceptions with 10, tying the record for interceptions in a season with former Hurricanes standout Bennie Blades.
On July 27, 2004, the Washington Redskins signed Taylor to a six-year, $18.5 million contract that included a $13.4 million signing bonus and could have been worth $40 million with incentives and bonuses. His contract also included a seventh-year option. Taylor became the first top ten pick to sign his contract in 2004.
On October 15, 2006, Taylor collected a season-high ten combined tackles (eight solo) and deflected a pass during a 25–22 loss to the Tennessee Titans. In Week 9, Taylor made eight combined tackles and returned a blocked 35-yard field goal attempt by Mike Vanderjagt for a 30-yard gain with less than six seconds left in the game.
Prior to the start of the 2007 season, Sports Illustrated named Taylor the hardest-hitting player in the NFL.Before the season, in a rare interview, he was quoted as saying, “[Y]ou play a kid’s game for a king’s ransom. And if you don’t take it serious enough, eventually one day you’re going to say, ‘Oh, I could have done this, I could have done that.'” The season appeared to represent a personal turnaround for Taylor, as teammates said that he had finally gotten his life straightened out because of his daughter. Prior to the season’s start, the Redskins decided to use Taylor in a more traditional free safety role with less responsibility.
Cause of Death
On November 27, at 3:30 a.m. Taylor died at Jackson Memorial Hospital after fighting for his life for nearly 24 hours after being shot at his house in Florida. The four killers were Venjah K. Hunte, 20; Eric Rivera, Jr., 17; Jason Scott Mitchell, 19; and Charles Kendrick Lee Wardlow, age 18. All four were charged with felony second-degree murder, armed burglary and home invasion robbery with a firearm.
At the time of his death, Taylor was tied for the most interceptions in the National Football Conference and second in the league with 5 despite having missed Weeks 11 and 12 with a knee injury. Playing at a high level,Taylor had also compiled 42 tackles, 9 passes defended and a forced fumble.
On December 18, 2007, Taylor was posthumously voted to his second Pro Bowl, becoming the first deceased player in NFL history to be elected to the Pro Bowl. During the Pro Bowl, the Redskins players who had been selected, Chris Samuels, Chris Cooley and Ethan Albright, wore #21 to honor Taylor. Like the Redskins had done earlier in the season, the NFC lined up with just one safety on the first play of the game.