He was the beloved giant of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His towering presence was felt in life and since his sudden passing last year after a stroke at age 56.
Its hard to go anywhere in the Tampa Bay area without encountering some aspect of Lee Roy Selmons wide-ranging achievements.
Theres Raymond James Stadium, where his name was the first to grace the Ring of Honor, commemorating his career as the only Hall of Famer in Bucs history.
Theres the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway in Tampa, the chain of high-end barbecue restaurants that bear his familiar name and the University of South Florida that has a football team and a home in the Big East Conference thanks in large part to his tireless efforts as athletic director.
So it seems only fitting that Selmon the first draft pick of the expansion Bucs would be forever memorialized with his own day throughout the state of Florida.
That honor was officially bestowed on him during a Friday news conference at One Buc Place, where state Re...