Sean was the Redskins first round draft pick in the 2004 draft. He quickly earned the starting job at free safety, and had four interceptions for 85 yards, a sack, and a career-best 15 passes defended.
He had two interceptions and the last sack of his career the next year, but most fans will remember what he did in the playoffs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He had scooped up a fumble in the first quarter and returned it 51 yards for a touchdown, which ended up providing the winning margin.
Later in the game, he spit in the face of an opposing player and was ejected.
His 2006 season saw him pile up a career-best 114 tackles, yet also have a career-low one interception.
He was named NFL Defensive Player of the Week in week 12 after leading the Redskins to a win over the Carolina Panthers.
One of his biggest moments that year was blocking a game-winning field goal attempt by the arch-rival Dallas Cowboys late in the fourth quarter.
Taylor grabbed the ball, but was tackled via a facemask. The ensuing 15 yards from the penaly allowed Washington's Nick Novak to kick a game winning 47 yard field goal.
Sean was named to the Pro Bowl that year, and would play in the only Pro Bowl game of his career.
His 2007 season started off in fine fashion. He had reported to camp in perhaps the best shape of his life and announced the birth of his child had made him a changed man.
His famous quote, "You play a kid's game for a king's ransom. And if you don't take it serious enough, eventually one day you're going to say, 'Oh, I could have done this, I could have done that.'," still is remembered by many to this day as an example of his evolution as a man.
He picked off a career-best five interceptions in just nine games, which led the NFL at the time. He then was injured, and missed two games. During this time, Taylor went home to spend time with his child.
One of those nights saw intruders break into his home as he slept. Hearing noise in the other room, Taylor went to investigate. An intruder shot him in the leg, which caused him to bleed to death at the age of 24 years old.
The NFL named him to his second Pro Bowl honor as the season ended. He is the only player in NFL history to be given this honor posthumously.
His team was struggling along at a 5-6 record at the time of his death, then rallied to dedicate the season in his honor.
Washington finished the year 9-7, and made the playoffs. They clinched the berth by beating the Cowboys by 21 points, which happened to be Taylor's jersey number.
Since he passed away, the Redskins have established a trust fund to benefit his child. Chris Cooley, Ethan Albright, and Chris Samuels were named to the Pro Bowl the year he died, and all wore Taylor's jersey number in his honor.
Redskins fans remember Sean Taylor as one of the hardest-hitting players in the league during his career.
He was a young man who was just beginning to scratch the surface of his unlimited potential, but his impact in such a short time will never be forgotten.