Remembering Sean Taylor 10 years later

Darren Haynes takes a look at the life of Redskins' Safety Sean Taylor

WASHINGTON (WUSA) - We will never know how good Washington Redskins’ safety Sean Taylor would have been on and off the field.

I believe he could have been one of the greatest to play the game.

I remember my first time seeing Sean Taylor.

He was in college at Miami, and turned a Florida State receiver into a gymnast.

Taylor had such a rare skill set, speed, instincts, and unchained physicality.

He was literally a freak of nature.

Taylor only played four seasons in the NFL, but he was a 2x Pro Bowler, and piled up almost 300 tackles and 12 interceptions.

If you don’t know football, those are insane numbers.

Not one Redskins’ safety has been selected to the Pro Bowl since 2008, which was the first full season after Taylor’s death.

He was the kind of guy you wanted on your team.

He didn’t start fights, he ended them.

By the age of 24, he was already an idol.

Sean Taylor would have been 34 years old today.

They say time heals all wounds, and that is true in many respects.

However, the thought of what could have been still runs through the minds of Redskins’ fans.

 His daughter, who is now 11 years old will never have her daddy see her off to the prom, or walk her down the aisle on her wedding day.

10 years ago, today, not only did football lose something, but so did the world.

We can still watch his videos, and understand who he was as a player.

The sad part is we will never get to see Sean Taylor grow as a man.

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