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100 Greatest Plays in Miami History: #14-Sean Taylor’s Hit On P.K. Sam FSU 2002

Sean Taylor gave us one of the most memorable hits in Miami history.

Sean Taylor #26 Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

The rivalry between the Miami Hurricanes and the Florida State Seminoles is no stranger to bone crushing hits that are played over and over again. There was Stanford Samuels hit on Roscoe Parrish in 2003, and also Vince Wilfork on Leon Washington that same season.

Then there was 2002. The Hurricanes, ranked #1 in the country and also defending national champions, staged a furious comeback in the fourth quarter to take a 28-27 lead over the #12 Seminoles.

With less than five minutes to go in the game, and facing a 3rd-and-11, FSU quarterback Chris Rix went to the air.

Unfortunately for receiver P.K. Sam, he met up with Sean Taylor, who sent him into a helicopter motion into the air. The record crowd of 81,927 at the Orange Bowl went absolutely crazy. Miami held on to that lead and won the game, 28-27.