Sean Taylor Posthumously Selected To Pro Bowl
Sean Taylor & teammate Chris Samuels, 2006 Pro Bowl
Late Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor became the first player selected to the Pro Bowl posthumously today.
Taylor died November 27th after being shot during a burglary at his home in Florida. At the time of his death, Taylor was the leading vote-getter among fans. He was voted in as the starting free safety for the NFC.
The fans of the NFL stand to be commended, they could’ve easily voted for another player as a replacement for Taylor, but continued to show their respect for his talent and most importantly his memory – when you really think about it, that’s pretty moving.