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Selmon to be first Ring of Honor inductee

by Jim Johnson on July 22, 2009

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers first ever collegiate player drafted in 1976,

Selmon being honored by Bucs

Selmon being honored by Bucs

first overall, and the only Bucs Hall of Famer, defensive end Lee Roy Selmon will be the one & only player inducted in to the newly minted Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium, which will be unveiled during the teams throwback game against the Green Bay Packers on November 8.

Selmon, 54, played for the Bucs from 1976-84, was voted to six Pro Bowls and helped Tampa Bay’s 1979 team earn a trip to the NFC Championship Game, his 78.5 career sacks still are the most in franchise history. Selmon was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995.  He played in 121 games with 117 starts – also has a street named in his honor in Tampa – several barbecue establishments baring his name. Selmon retired at the end of the 1985 season, after sitting out the year due to back problems.

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