Redskins Safety D.J. Swearinger Pays Touching Tribute to Sean Taylor on 10th Anniversary of His Death (PICS + VIDEO)

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Monday marked the 10th anniversary of the death of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor, who died on November 27, 2007, one day after being shot during a robbery at his Miami home.

Current Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger considered Sean Taylor an idol growing up. Even now he says he watched film of Taylor before every game.

On Thursday, Swearinger paid tribute to Taylor in a couple of ways. First, he wore a pair of custom Sean Taylor cleats for the NFL’s “My Cleats, My Cause” initiative. (Swearinger also wore a pair dedicated to his sisters, who suffer from fibromyalgia.)

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Then Swearinger taped up his face mask the way Sean Taylor used to do:

Taylor played just four seasons in the NFL. He led the league in interceptions at the time of his tragic death and was considered one of the most promising young players in the league.

Pretty classy move from Swearinger to make such a thoughtful tribute.

Hat Tip – [FTW]

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