Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/17/14

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Warren Sapp sets for play September 8, 2003 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Bucs defeated the Eagles 17 - 0 to open the season on Monday Night football. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
After 9 seasons with the Buccaneers and one Super Bowl ring, Warren Sapp will join the team’s Ring of Honor this season (Credit: ESPN) During the late 1990s and early 2000s, there were a few players who were the face of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers franchise. While there were a few notable offensive players like Warrick Dunn and Keyshawn Johnson, the defense of the late 90s and early 2000s was the highlight of the team. Players like Ronde Barber, John Lynch, Derrick Brooks and of course Warren Sapp, helped lead the Buccaneers to Super Bowl XXXVII in 2002. Ultimately, the Bucs beat the Raiders that year to win the Super Bowl. Eleven years later, one of the members of the 2002 Super Bowl team will be inducted in the team’s Ring of Honor. On November 11, during the team’s Monday Night Football game, former defensive tackle Warren Sapp will be immortalized by joining the Buccaneers’ Ring of Honor. Sapp will become the fifth former player to join the Ring of Honor after Lee Roy Selmon, John McKay, Jimmie Giles and Paul Gruber. After being elected to the NFL Hall of Fame in February, Sapp became the Buccaneers first and only first ballot Hall of Fame member. Sapp spent nine seasons in Tampa Bay before joining Oakland for the 2004 season. During his tenure with the Buccaneers, Sapp went to seven Pro Bowls, had 77 sacks, 310 solo tackles and 15 forced fumbles. Sapp also finished his career with one Super Bowl ring after winning in 2002 with the Buccaneers. The post Warren Sapp to Join the Buccaneers’ Ring of Honor appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE - Presented by Sports-Kings.

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