The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that on Wednesday they will hold a press conference to announce the second member to their Ring of Honor. The first ever inductee to the Ring of Honor, was Hall-of-Famer Lee Roy Selmon in a fitting tribute the Bucs honored Selmon by wearing their 1976 uniforms against the Green Bay Packers, one of there old black and blue division rivals in which they defeated the Packers 38-28 in Josh Freeman’s first pro start.
Since news broke speculation has been running rampant about who could be the next inductee. With the choice seemingly endless with such past Buccaneer greats as James Wilder, Jimmie Giles, Doug Williams, Richard Wood and Kevin House sitting atop the list and many more recent stars as Warren Sapp, John Lynch, Paul Gruber, Mike Alstott and even Derrick Brooks surely garnering some votes.
Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times is reporting that it won’t be a former player, but rather the franchises first ever head coach John McKay that will be the second member of the teams Ring of Honor. The ceremonies will take place on Dec. 5 against the Atlanta Falcons in which the team plans on wearing their throwback jerseys.
The first player in franchise history will be followed into the Bucs’ Ring of Honor by their first coach.
John McKay, the legendary Southern Cal coach who lost his first 26 games in the NFL before taking the Bucs to within one game of the Super Bowl in his fourth season, will posthumously have the honor bestowed.