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Sean Taylor Named Top 25 Player in Madden History

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - Former Redskins’ safety Sean Taylor will be featured in the upcoming Madden NFL 25 video game as one of the Top 25 players in Madden history.

Taylor, who was tragically gunned down in his home in Nov. 2007, made the list that celebrates 25 years of the Madden franchise by selecting the “greatest football video game athletes at the height of their virtual careers,” according to the press release.

The All-25 Team will also feature Marshall Faulk, Brian Dawkins, Mike Alstott, and an entire starting roster of all-time greats, the names of which will be rolled out over the the next several weeks.

“Sean Taylor was a safety with the catch rating of a mid-level WR. Great power, speed, and awareness made him a true threat for the deep ball, as well as laying the lumber on the ball carrier,” said on EA developer who helped assemble the list.

“Sean Taylor was as intimidating a safety that an NFL secondary has ever seen,” another developer said. “Not only did he have incredible range, but he hit with the power of a linebacker.”

In case you wish to relieve the glory days, they went with the 2006 version of Sean Taylor, who boasted 93 speed, 96 jump and 82 catch, for a 99 overall rating.

Madden NFL 25 is scheduled for a Tuesday, Aug. 27 release date, and will be available for XBox 360 and PS3.

Click here for more info. [H/T @AJtheFan]

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