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 – Photo: Getty Images

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.

See the full list of players selected to the NFL’s All-Time Team here.

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  1. Congratulations 55 and 63! Wish I was around to have seen Mr. Selmon play, but fortunate enough to gave enjoyed Mr. Brooks. The greatest ever to play in the last 100 years!

    Seen the list of the players selected and don’t really understand why Randle was selected over Sapp. Not to take anything away from JR, but no team has tried to find the next “John Randle” after he retired like teams did to Warren Sapp. Many young DTs coming out of college emulated thier game around Sapp’s. And the media always tried..tried.. to find the next Sapp. It wasnt until recently where these guys coming out evolved more like him..

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  2. Congratulations to both. I was able to see Selmon play he was great.

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  3. Would’ve liked to see Sapp on this list as well! Sapp was an intimidator! He would tell u what he was going to do and then do it! Rare breed indeed! Saw all 3 of them play! Congrats Brooks and Mr. Selmon! They where awesome players and even better human beings! On a side note, John Randall was quite the intimidator himself! He would put on that black eye black a la the Ultimate Warrior and he was ferocious and relentless! A Buc killer indeed! Go Bucs and let’s take these Jaguars to the woodshed tomorrow!

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  4. Leroy Selmon was the best Buc ever..Hands down. We’d be losing, as usual and there he was playing his tail off guys. They would put 2 sometimes 3 men on him and could not stop him. I was fortunate enough to shake the mans..Paws (huge hands) as a kid. He had a smile to light up a room. Of course Derrick Brooks was good to. Would luv to see Sapp get the honor one day also.

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  5. A section of my Bucs Room is devoted to #63. I had a chance to do some work for him in the mid-80’s and got to take a picture with him in front of his trophy case. (I was much thinner) It’s when I first learned that he wasn’t going to play again after getting hurt in the Pro Bowl game. It was not public knowledge. He didn’t want to have surgery. After he made the HOF I was thrilled when he remembered me when I attended an event at which he was signing autographs. Of course I have a few autographed pieces of memorabilia. It’s too bad some of our younger fans didn’t get a chance to watch him play. What a nice human being. As the bumper sticker says, “Thank You Mr. & Mrs. Selmon”. First Draft pick in 1976. Culverhouse called him Leroy instead of Lee Roy. Thank goodness he didn’t play baseball.

    Had a chance to meet #55 and #99 at an autograph signing event. Derrick Brooks was a joy to meet. Warren Sapp, on the other hand, wouldn’t even look up. Both deserve to be in the Top 100. That was some Draft in 1995.

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    • Scubog, that’s awesome to have met the grandfather of the Bucs! I grew up in NJ and after my service I moved to CA. Only attended two games my whole life, became a fan in 98.( I’m 34). The closest I got to the guys in person was when they beat the Rams this season with 55 points! It was glorious! I plan to take the family to RayJay, maybe next season,to be with my brothers and sisters under the pirate flag.

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      • That’s great Allan. Being a Bucs fans isn’t always easy, especially when in a different part of the country.

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