Landon Collins to wear No. 21 to honor Sean Taylor

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New York Giants rookie safety Landon Collins wore No. 26 in college to honor the late Sean Taylor, who wore the number during his career at the University of Miami. Collins, who has called Taylor his idol, wants to keep honoring the former safety as he begins NFL career.

The Giants and Collins announced Tuesday on Twitter that Collins has changed his number to 21, the number Taylor wore during his NFL career with the Washington Redskins.

To allow Collins to wear No. 21, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie switched his jersey number from No. 21 to No. 41.“Want to give a big thanks to my big bro DRC for blessing me with the number of my idol Sean Taylor,” Collins wrote on Twitter. “Means the world!”

Collins, an Alabama product, was picked by the Giants in the second round (No. 33 overall) in the 2015 draft. He’s expected to earn a starting role. 

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