New York Giants rookie Landon Collins has been paying tribute to Sean Taylor ever since his unfortunate passing back in 2007.  Collins had asked Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie if he could have the number, stating his reason, Rodgers-Cromartie obliged.  Collins was awarded the #21 as he wears in honor of his football idol Sean Taylor.

Collins has always worn the jersey number of Taylor since his senior season in high school.  At the University of Alabama, Collins wore #26, which was the same number Taylor wore in college while attending the University of Miami.  Rodgers-Cromartie will now be sporting the #41.

The Giants posted this photo on their twitter page once the jersey number swap was official:

Credit: New York Giants/Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collins looks to play just like his idol Taylor did in his stint with the Washington Redskins.