Pre-Game Ceremony For Sean
Return specialist Rock Cartwright came off the field at the end of warm-ups holding his fingers apread apart, marking Sean's No. 21, and the ceremony has begun.
The band has just entered the field, striking a more somber tone that usual as an image of Sean holding up his left arm is displayed on the scoreboard. They have started to play "Hail To The Redskins" at an altered pace, now, slowed down to half of its normal speed.
The PA announcer made a statement prior to the video clips beginning, which included statements from players, coaches and fans.
"His spirit is here today," the announcer said. "Look around and see for yourself. It's difficult to put into words how we loved and felt about this man. Sean was an instant fan favorite from his first day with the team, and undoubtedly will live on forever."
The Redskins showed clips of Sean in high school and some of his biggest hits, as well as an interview Sean did with a young fan for their website, when he was asked about his favorite part of being a Redskin.
"My favorite part is when we got home games and the fans are cheering and we have that 12th man," Sean said in the interview.
Children at the vigils this week sent Sean their best wishes. Gregg Williams said:
"You're the best I have ever coached. You will missed."
Coach Gibbs said: "God take care of Sean until we get there with you."
The players have yet to run onto the field. The band is now playing "Hail To The Redskins" as it normally would, fans waving their No. 21 towels and holding up the bevy of signs they have created to honor him.
After making their way to the field, a group of players headed to the South end zone, praying as one.
The moment of silence is now about to begin.
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