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July 22, 2009 @ 8:45 am
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Selmon To Be First Buc Inducted Into Ring Of Honor

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Former Tampa Bay defensive end Lee Roy Selmon will be the first player inducted into the Buccaneers Ring of Honor this year. The team currently plans to induct one Buc each year, and Selmon, who was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995, will be the 2009 inductee.

Tampa Bay is finalizing its plans for its throwback game and the unveiling of the team's Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium this year.

While several players are candidates to be included in Tampa Bay's Ring of Honor, PewterReport.com has learned through sources that the Bucs plan to make Hall of Fame defensive end Lee Roy Selmon the first player inducted into the Bucs Ring of Honor at the team's throwback game, which is expected to be the home contest vs. the Green Bay Packers on Nov. 8.

Currently, Tampa Bay also plans to induct just one player into the Bucs Ring of Honor each season, which means Selmon may be the only player inducted this year.

Selmon, 54, played for the Bucs from 1976-84. The former first-round pick made six Pro Bowls and helped Tampa Bay's 1979 team earn a trip to the NFC Championship Game. That team will be honored in Tampa Bay's throwback game, where the Bucs will wear their Bucco Bruce orange and white uniforms for the first time since the 1996 season.

A six-time Pro Bowler, Selmon's 78.5 career sacks still are the most in Bucs franchise history. Selmon was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995 and is currently the only Buccaneer to have accomplished that feat.


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