Posted Dec. 19, 2007 – Slain Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor has been voted a starting player in the NFL's all-star game.
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Pro Bowl officials say Taylor was one of the leading vote-getters among fans at the time he was killed Nov. 27, during a break-in at his Miami home.
"It is well-deserved," Washington center Casey Rabach says. "If he would have been able to finish the season, he would have been in there. It just shows the respect everybody around the league had for him and what a great player he was."
Taylor is the only player known to have made an all-star team posthumously in any sport besides hockey's Pelle Lindbergh in February 1986.
Four suspects have been charged in Taylor's death, which police say was planned as a burglary and resulted in a shooting when the player surprised would-be thieves, who didn't know he was home.