Washington Football Team To Retire Sean Taylor’s No. 21

New York, USA - 15 February 2021: Washington Football Team website in browser with company logo, Illustrative Editorial


The Washington Football Team is set to retire Sean Taylor’s No. 21 on Sunday, October 17.

On Thursday, the organization announced that the safety, who was murdered in November 2007, will have his jersey numbered during a pregame ceremony with members of his family at FedExField ahead of their Week 6 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

“I came into the NFL the same year as Sean Taylor and immediately his athletic ability, resilience, grit, and relentless work ethic set him apart. I and many others looked to him as a role model,” team president Jason Wright said in a statement.

“The fact that he was tragically taken so early hurt our player community, but also our fans, coaches, and staff. We will continue to remember him and hold him up as an example of professionalism and excellence, and we will all strive to mirror his excellence in our own ways.”

Sammy Baugh and Bobby Mitchell are the only other Washington players to have their numbers retired by the organization. Taylor’s number had been unofficially retired and taken out of circulation following his death.

The Washington Football Team and Kansas City are scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff.

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