Six years ago today, Redskins Nation lost one of the greatest young safeties in the game. Sean Taylor. He got shot on November 26, 2007.. I remember. I was in 5th grade when I heard the news. My gym teacher asked me if I heard what happened to a Redskin player. I was confused.
Later that day, I went home. I went into the basement and asked my brother what happened to a Redskin player. He said, "Sean Taylor got shot." My heart skipped many beats. But I knew Sean was going to be fine. I knew he would get through it. I was thinking, "It's Sean. He'll be fine."
The next morning, I went into my brother's room to check on an update for Sean... I read on ESPN, "BREAKING NEWS: WASHINGTON REDSKINS' SAFETY, SEAN TAYLOR, 24, HAS DIED." My heart stopped. I woke up my brother. Telling him. He didn't believe me. Then he saw and we both just looked at each other in shocked.
That day, I went to school. Everyone was talking about it. Teachers crying, students crying. My friends were telling me that he wasn't really dead to keep my spirits up... But it didn't work. I couldn't believe what was going on. My favorite player has died. In the middle of the season. Making our way into the playoffs.
That night, I went home and CRIED. CRIED SO HARD. My mom was sad, too. Everyone was. I just couldn't believe... SEAN TAYLOR HAS DIED. Back then, I didn't know he had a daughter, a wife, etc. I watched the funeral. Oof
I watched highlight films. Remembering Sean. I still do, to this VERY DAY. Six years. It still effects me everyday. When I hear the words "Sean Taylor" I die a little inside.
RIP SEAN TAYLOR. GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN! HTTR!!