Today marks the 30th birthday of the late, great Sean Taylor. Although Taylor is no longer with us, his legacy will never be forgotten.
I often wonder how good Taylor could have been. Arguably one of the hardest hitting safeties the sport has ever seen, I can’t think of another safety that I have seen play the game like Taylor did. If you were an opposing receiver, you made sure that you knew where Taylor was at all times.
Taylor coupled speed with size, power with athleticism. His style is often imitated, but rarely duplicated. It makes me happy to know that today’s younger players still pay homage to No. 26 – Miami Hurricane or not. Taylor left a lasting impression on all of us fans, both on the NFL stage, as well as on a collegiate level, and may he forever rest in peace. I am truly grateful that I was able to see Taylor play the game that we all love.
Tweets paying tribute to Taylor:
I want 2 wish Sean Taylor a happy B day. A legend. I can not and never will I fill your shoes as a… http://t.co/1pr0eogclo
— Darris Smooth Hughes (@Smoothhughes26) April 1, 2013
- Current Miami Hurricane, Darris Hughes
Happy Birthday to one of the greatest to ever do it, Sean Taylor! #RIP
— Shawn O'Dare (@SODCanes28) April 1, 2013
- Current Miami Hurricane, Sean O’Dare
Happy Bday Sean Taylor
— deon bush (@deonbushlive2) April 1, 2013
- Current Miami Hurricane, Deon Bush
— Bryant Mckinnie (@BryantMckinnie) April 1, 2013
- Former UM teammate, Bryant McKinnie
— Vernon Hargreaves (@_VH3) April 1, 2013
- Current Florida Gator, Vernon Hargreaves
Happy G Day to the legendary Sean Taylor… http://t.co/7VoI0CqlMS
— Ladarius gunter (@yaboi_GUNTER) April 1, 2013
- Current Miami Hurricane, Ladarius Gunter
Happy Bday to the best I ever seen do it RIP S.Dot21 & to my youngest son this a special day to share my boy & big shoes to fill!
— Clinton Portis (@TheRealC_Portis) April 1, 2013
- Former UM teammate, Clinton Portis