In honor of the NFL’s 100th season, the NFL is assembling an All-Time team composed of the 100 players deemed the greatest at their respective positions.
As of now just four positions have been revealed, running back, linebacker, defensive end and defensive tackle, but two former Bucs have already found themselves listed among the greatest to ever play, Derrick Brooks and Lee Roy Selmon.
Lee Roy Selmon was Tampa Bay’s first draft pick as a franchise, being selected first overall in the 1976 draft. Over his nine-year career, spent entirely with the Bucs, Selmon accrued 78.5 and 380 quarterback pressures.
Selmon was selected to the Pro Bowl six consecutive seasons to end his career, beginning in 1979 where he was named the league’s defensive player of the year and earned his lone All-Pro selection, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995.
Brooks, on the other hand, was a cornerstone player in Tampa Bay’s historic Tampa 2 defense that carried the Bucs to the franchise’s only Super Bowl victory. Throughout his 14-season career in Tampa, Brooks was an 11-time Pro Bowl selection, five-time All-Pro, defensive player of the year and Super Bowl champion.
In those 14 years, Brooks totaled 25 interceptions, 24 forced fumbles, 13.5 sacks and 1710 tackles. Brooks was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014.