Remembering Washington great Sean Taylor on his birthday

Legendary former Washington safety Sean Taylor would have turned 39 years old on April 1.

Every year, April 1 is an important day for Washington football fans. Whether the franchise is called the Redskins, Football Team, or Commanders, one thing all present and former Washington fans can agree on is honoring the star football player who was taken from the world far too soon.

Taylor was shot in his home protecting his family on Nov. 26, 2007, and died one day later.

Through his four seasons in the NFL, Taylor started all 55 games he played in, recording 299 tackles, 12 interceptions, nine forced fumbles and two sacks. Taylor was named to the Pro Bowl twice and was a second-team All-Pro in 2007.

Taylor was named one of the franchise’s 80 greatest players, is in the Ring of Fame and had his No. 21 jersey retired last season. Taylor is one of only three players to have their jerseys officially retired, joining Sammy Baugh and Bobby Mitchell.

The Washington Commanders honored Taylor with tributes from fans and former teammates on Friday. Fans and media members took to Twitter to remember Taylor.

You can head over to commandlegacy.com to submit your favorite Taylor story.

Here are a few of the tributes and remembrances across Twitter Friday.