''His heroic action on that tragic night saved their life and is a testament to his humanity and courage,'' Garcia said in his statement, which was provided to The Miami Herald through his manager, Joanne Colonna. ``His spirit will live forever, in our hearts and through the legacy of his achievements and the family he leaves behind.''...
''Sean was known to many as an extraordinary athlete and unquestionable teammate,'' Garcia said. ``To those of us who had the good fortune to count him as a member of our extended family, we will always remember him as a caring and loving individual especially to his new family, his precious daughter Jackie and to the love of his life and mother to his child my niece Jacqueline.''
"They'd call a sweep one way," Rolle said. "I would look at him on that side, and I would change the play myself and go the other way because I knew he would try to knock my head off."
"This was not the first incident," Rolle said. "They've been targeting him for three years now."
Rolle said many former "friends" had it in for Taylor, who was trying to build a more stable life.
Finally, I remember Sean Taylor's big hit on Brian Moorman in the Pro Bowl fondly. Not because I hate Brian Moorman (I actually love the guy, moreso now, as you'll see) but because it personified the kind of player Taylor was. Just because the Pro Bowl is a pretend football game doesn't mean he's going to turn it off for a second, and the "OOOOOOOH!" of the crowd immediately after told me that they were happy he didn't. At the time, I was incredibly impressed by Moorman jumping up after the fact and congratulating Taylor mid-field. Dude continues to impress me, per The Bog:
And, um, dare we ask what it felt like?
"It definitely took my breath away for a minute, and then I was able to jump up and catch it and move on," Moorman said. "It looks a lot worse than it hurt."