No. 55 is heading to Canton.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers legend Derrick Brooks found out Saturday night that he’s one of seven players who’ll be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in just his first year of eligibility.
Brooks was one of the stars of the team’s outstanding defense in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. He was a Pro Bowler eleven times. When the Bucs won the Super Bowl after the 2002 season, he was AP Defensive Player of the Year. And I will never forget his interception-return for a TD in the fourth quarter that sealed the deal against the Raiders. He had 25 interceptions for Tampa Bay over his 14-year career.
Brooks will join Warren Sapp and the late Lee Roy Selmon as the only Buccaneers inducted into the Hall of Fame. Two other Bucs – former linebacker John Lynch and head coach Tony Dungy – did not make it this year. But it’s probably just a matter of time before they do.
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