A childhood dream came true for new Washington Redskins safety Landon Collins after he received a special gift from Redskins owner Daniel Snyder.


He was so fired up, he wasted no time sharing his excitement on Instagram of Redskins owner Dan Snyder hooking him up with a signed Sean Taylor jersey. 

​​"#tradition #family #originalhonored by Mr. Snyder aka Dan...this is unreal," Collins wrote on Instagram.


Collins, who just agreed to a six-year, $84 million deal with the skins on Monday, received the jersey of his childhood idol. Taylor was Collins' favorite player growing up in Geismar, La. 


 Collins was 13 years old when Taylor was tragically murdered in 2007 during a home invasion. 

“I grew up a Redskins fan,” Collins told NFL Network in 2015 when asked what team he would want to get drafted to. “I was a big Sean Taylor and Clinton Portis fan. Those were my two favorite players, so I grew up watching them play for the Redskins, so that would be my dream, to play there.”


Collins had grown up idolizing Taylor. It is so special that Collins, who has worn No. 21 during his time with the New York Giants in honor of Taylor, will no doubt honor him with his new team.