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UM plans to honor Sean Taylor

The University of Miami has announced its plans to honor Sean Taylor. The school released this just moments ago...

The University of family mourns the tragic loss of alumnus Sean Taylor, who died Tuesday. Taylor, a safety on the Hurricanes football team from 2001 to 2003 who became a star player with the Washington Redskins, was beloved by countless 'Canes, colleagues, and fans throughout the community and across the nation.

"We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of former Hurricane Sean Taylor," said University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala. "Sean was not only a member of the University of Miami family, but he was a hometown star athlete with a promising, brilliant career in the National Football League before him. We all mourn his loss, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends."

The University is organizing several activities in Taylor's memory:

* On Sunday, December 2, immediately following the 4 p.m. Hurricanes men's basketball game (at 6 p.m.), a candlelight vigil will be held on the lawn adjoining the BankUnited Center's Hurricane 100 Room. All members of the University community as well as the general public are encouraged to attend.

* At Wednesday's and Sunday's Hurricanes men's basketball game and Sunday's football banquet and awards ceremony, a moment of silence will be observed in Taylor's memory.

* On Thursday and Friday the UM Student Government will have students sign a banner in the University Center Breezeway that will be given to the Taylor family.

* On Monday, December 3 all members of the UM community are asked to wear orange and green clothing in honor of Taylor.