NFL: Washington 20, Denver 17

CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A last-second 39-yard field goal by Ola Kimrin Monday gave the Washington Redskins a 20-17 win over the Denver Broncos in the annual Hall of Fame game at Canton

Packers sign top draft choice

GREEN BAY, Wis., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The Green Bay Packers Monday announced the signing of cornerback Ahmad Carroll, the team's No. 1 pick in the NFL draft in June.

Redskins' Taylor day-to-day

ASHBURN, Va., July 29 (UPI) -- Washington Redskins' rookie safety Sean Taylor will be on day-to-day status in training camp after injuring his right knee.

Three Hurricanes to go pro

MIAMI, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Safety Sean Taylor and defensive tackle Vince Wilfork of Miami will pass up their final year of college eligibility to enter the NFL draft.

Finalists named for Thorpe Award

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The finalists have been named for the 2003 Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's best defensive back.

COL FBL: Tennessee 10, Miami 6

MIAMI, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Seventh-ranked Miami committed four turnovers and was flagged for a series of pivotal penalties Saturday in a home-field 10-6 loss to Tennessee.

Shoulder surgery ousts Sean Taylor

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Defensive back Sean Taylor of second-ranked Miami will not play this Saturday against Temple.

COL FB: Miami 22, Florida State 14

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Sean Taylor returned one of his two interceptions 50 yards for a touchdown Saturday afternoon to help second-ranked Miami pound No. 5 Florida State, 22-14.

Miami Fla 33, Boston Colege 14

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Roscoe Parrish had a 92-yard punt return and Sean Taylor a 67-yard intercepion as the No. 2 Miami (Fla) Hurricanes took a 33-14 win at Boston College.

Miami 28, Pittsburgh 21

MIAMI, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Willis McGahee gave Miami a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter with his second touchdown run Thursday night and the top-ranked Hurricanes dodged a near complet
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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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