Daily Sports Smile: College player catches winning interception on anniversary of NFL brother's death
Rice Owls safety Gabe Taylor has a famous last name. He is the brother of late NFL safety Sean Taylor and is currently making his own path. Gabe honored his brother’s legacy with a game-winning interception against Louisiana Tech Saturday.
Rice pulled out a 35-31 victory to earn its fourth win. Gabe finished the game with five tackles and the key interception. He turned in 56 tackles, three interceptions, five passes defended and one forced fumble as a freshman.
Gabe discussed the interception on ESPN’s The Wrap Up Live. He was ready to make a play just like his brother did many times on the football field.
"I was ready to ball out and I didn't know something like that was going to happen," Gabe said. "I was waiting for the right moment."
It was a big play for the Owls. They snapped a four-game losing streak and ended their season on a high note.
The moment will be memorable for the Taylor family. Sean died in 2007 after a robbery attempt at his Miami home.
The Washington Football Team retired Sean’s No. 21 jersey earlier this season.