Our friend Platon over at proCanes.com blogged yesterday about Sports Illustrated writer Peter King’s seeming omission of Sean Taylor as a quality draft pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. Read the post here.
You might remember seeing this photo from the opposite view. Rick Stewart of Getty Images captured this hit at nearly the same moment from the other end zone. (That’s me in the green jacket right underneath Weston).
In 2003, Taylor was named a consensus first-team All-American, the Big East Conference Defensive Player of the Year and a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award. He led the Big East Conference and ranked first nationally in interceptions with 10, tying the record for interceptions in a season with Bennie Blades. He finished first in total tackles with 77 (57 solos). He intercepted two passes during the Pitt game shown above. His three touchdown returns of interceptions is a Miami single-season record.
The Sun-Sentinel’s Ethan Skolnick wrote a story in today’s paper that can be read here.
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