The late Sean Taylor (Getty Images)
WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Five years ago today, Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor died after being shot in his Florida home. He was in a coma for a day before succumbing to his injury.
Five people are accused of killing Taylor during a robbery in his Miami-Dade County home in 2007. Four people pleaded not guilty and face a possible life sentence if they are convicted. A fifth person pleaded guilty to murder and burglary.
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Sean Taylor played with the Redskins from 2004 to 2007. This month, Sean Taylor was honored as one of the 80 Greatest Redskins of All-Time.
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His teammates called him "Meast" because his hits made them think he was "half man and half beast." College and Redskins teammate Clinton Portis likened Taylor to a Superman in an interview about #21 this summer.
Check out a compilation of Sean Taylor's hits below: