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Sean Taylor Ring of Fame Induction

Taylor Inducted Into Redskins Ring of Fame

"21" was everywhere at FedExField on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008 -- a reminder of the unlimited potential of the late Sean Taylor.

Taylor was inducted into the Redskins' Ring of Fame at FedExField in an emotional ceremony prior to the Redskins-New York Giants game.

It was the Redskins' first game following the anniversary of Taylor's tragic death at the age of 24.

"It's appropriate that Sean joins our Ring of Fame after a stellar career cut short far too soon," Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder said. "His life touched so many of us in such deep and lasting ways. His presence is all around us, in our organization and among our fans."

Taylor became the 43rd member admitted into the Redskins Ring of Fame, which honors those who have made distinguished contributions to the team.

The ceremony featured a tribute and messages from former teammates, as well as comments from Taylor's family and the presentation of commemorative plaques to members of Taylor's family after his memorial was added to the stadium wall.

With his combination of size, speed, athleticism, ferocity and instincts, Taylor was one of the most unique and dynamic athletes the game has ever seen, despite playing less than four seasons.

He was a two-time Pro Bowl selection after the Redskins made him the fifth pick of the 2004 NFL draft following an All-American career at the University of Miami.