by Chris Clackum
At Redskins Park near Washington flags are half staff to honor Sean Taylor.
The star defensive safety died early Tuesday morning, one day after being shot by intruders in his Miami home.
"He's my favorite player, and I feel like I lost a friend. It's really heartbreaking," said fan Ted Abela.
His teammates described their loss as well.
"Sean was a dear friend to all of us. We're like a family, and it's like a family member who's died," said Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell.
Investigators are still looking for the intruder who broke into not only the home, but their bedroom, and opened fire, hitting Taylor in the upper leg while she hid under bed covers.
Taylor had been an all star safety with the Washington Redskins after an All-American college career at the University of Miami.
Police still aren't sure if Monday's killing was related to another break-in at Taylor's home eight days earlier.