Found August 02, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
TAMPA, Fla. -- His words are carrying again, stories tumbling from a voice that is unmistakable within these walls. Warren Sapp is behind a microphone at One Buc Place, and memories come alive. On this July afternoon, Sapp is in his element. This is a time of nostalgia before he is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday in Canton, Ohio. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle is in a different phase of his life, but his heart has never left a time when he roamed Raymond James Stadium in a pewter-and-red No. 99 uniform, play matching his passion. "I never thought of the Hall of Fame," he says. "I never dreamed of the Hall of Fame." Sapp has lived a dream for six months. Since he was elected into the Hall of Fame in February before Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, in his first year of eligibility, he has had time to reflect on what made him one of the NFL's greatest players. The numbers reveal one legacy: He earned 96.5 sacks, seve...

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