Accused Taylor killer had been party guest

MIAMI, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- One of the young men charged with killing Sean Taylor reportedly had been in the Washington Redskins star's Florida home as a guest.

Teen appears in Sean Taylor murder case

MIAMI, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The alleged shooter in the killing of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor was held without bail following a brief court appearance in Miami Wednesday.

Three Taylor shooting suspects denied bond

MIAMI, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Bail was denied in Miami Tuesday for three of four suspects in last week's shooting death of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor.

Sean Taylor funeral attended by 3,000

MIAMI, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Nearly 3,000 people gathered at the Pharmed Arena in Miami Monday to remember slain Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor.

5th suspect sought in Taylor case

FORT MYERS, Fla., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Fort Myers, Fla., police are looking for a fifth suspect in the shooting death of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor, it was reported Monday.

Pro players taking attacks seriously

NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A series of robberies targeting professional athletes has many worried they could be next.

NFL: Buffalo 17, Washington 16

LANDOVER, Md., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Rian Lindell's 36-yard field goal with four seconds left Sunday gave Buffalo a 17-16 win over Washington on a day of tributes to the slain Sean Taylor.

Fourth suspect testifies in Taylor case

FORT MYERS, Fla., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A fourth suspect in the shooting death of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor appeared in a Florida court via video phone from jail Sunday.

Suspects in Taylor slaying facing charges

FORT MYERS, Fla., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The four suspects in the shooting death of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor are facing charges after allegedly confessing, it was reported Saturday.

Police arrest four in Sean Taylor death

MIAMI, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Four men were arrested Friday in the fatal shooting of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor and a police official said they would be charged with murder.

Redskins to honor slain teammate at game

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The Washington Redskins will pay tribute to slain teammate Sean Taylor during their game Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.

Garcia praises Taylor for saving niece

MIAMI, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Andy Garcia is praising slain NFL player Sean Taylor for his bravery in saving the lives of his baby daughter and girlfriend, Garcia's niece.

Police: Taylor victim of botched break-in

MIAMI, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Miami-Dade police said they believe Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor was a victim of a fatal botched burglary attempt.

Redskins practice on 'emotional day'

ASHBURN, Va., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The Washington Redskins, grieving over the slaying of teammate Sean Taylor, returned to practice Wednesday in preparation for a game against Buffalo.

Police ask public's aid in Taylor shooting

MIAMI, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The Miami-Dade police force Wednesday asked the public for help finding the person who fatally shot Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor.
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Sean Taylor
A funeral attendee wearing a Sean Taylor shirt waits in line to enter the funeral service of Washington Redskins' safety Sean Taylor at the Pharmed Arena on the campus of Florida International University in Miami on December 3, 2007. Taylor died on November 27 after being shot in his Miami home during a burglary attempt. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Sean Michael Maurice Taylor (April 1, 1983 – November 27, 2007) was an American football free safety who played for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. Taylor was drafted in the first round (5th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Redskins. He played college football at the University of Miami, where he helped lead the Hurricanes to a national championship in 2001. Due to his ferocious style of hitting, several of his pro teammates nicknamed him "Meast," a reference to "half man, half beast." Among his many football accomplishments, Taylor was widely considered one of the hardest hitting defensive secondary players in the NFL.

Taylor was murdered on November 27, 2007, at the age of 24, dying from critical injuries from gunshots by intruders at his Miami area home on November 26, 2007. His death led to an outpouring of national support and sympathy, especially in the Washington D.C. area where Taylor was a fan favorite as a Redskin and the Miami area where Taylor had been a standout high school and college football player. In honor of Taylor, for the first play of the first game after he died, the Redskins defense came out with only ten players instead of the usual 11.

Taylor was born April 1, 1983 in Miami, Florida to Pedro Taylor, a policeman, and Donna Junor. He spent his early years growing up with his great-grandmother Aulga Clarke in Homestead, Fl and later moved to his fathers home at the age of 10. He grew up in a low income neighborhood in Miami, on a street filled with candy-colored houses. Taylor played high school football in Pinecrest, Florida, a suburb of Miami. He originally began his high school football career at 6A Miami Killian High School, but left to Gulliver Preparatory School 2A, where he could play both offense and defense. He helped Gulliver win the Florida Class 2A State Championship in 2000, with a 14–1 record (he did not play in the first game of the season, the team's only loss). At Gulliver, Taylor was a star on both sides of the ball, playing running back, defensive back and linebacker.

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