Despite the fact that he only played 3.5 NFL seasons, apparently that was enough for the late Sean Taylor to make a lasting impact on the NFL as well as EA Sports and Madden football.
That season, Taylor lived up to his lofty ranking and then some. He racked up 114 total tackles, 89 solo tackles and three forced fumbles, all of which were career highs, en route to earning his first Pro Bowl nod. Among his memorable plays from that season: Returning a blocked field goal into Dallas territory to set up a game-winning Nick Novak field goal to beat the Cowboys and a bone-crunching hit on Bills punter Brian Moorman in the Pro Bowl (see below) .
Along with Taylor, the All-25 team features 2007 Colts' defensive end Dwight Freeney, 2006 Bears' defensive end Julius Peppers and 1999 Eagles strong safety Brian Dawkins thus far. A player will be unveiled daily until the game's release. Madden 25 hits stores August 27th.
RIP ST21. Your memory lives.