Where are they now? The hall of fame that’s where…

In Tampa is comes down to five players as the great Buccaneer of all-time. Lee Roy Selmon, the Bucs first draft choice in franchise history, Warren Sapp, Paul Gruber the great left tackle and OLB Derrick Brooks. Who by the way joins Selmon and Sapp in the hall of fame this year. His on-field credentials are almost without peer. 14 years as a Buc, 11 pro-bowls, nine time all pro,...
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Derrick Brooks Worthy of Hall of Fame Induction To Canton

The best thing about the day before the Super Bowl was learning that two FSU football studs I went to college with both made the Pro Football Hall of Fame.The hallowed hall is a little bit better for having both Derrick Brooks and Walter Jones join the fraternity that all little boys want to belong to as a child and only dream of it night after night  when they are playing ball...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Derrick Brooks' wait for Hall of Fame appropriately short

TAMPA, Fla. -- There are no locks, but Derrick Brooks was as secure as a first-year finalist could be. There are no certainties, but the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker entered Saturday's Pro Football Hall of Fame vote much like he did most of his decorated 14-year career: As a constant, a sure thing. Canton is calling. Another Buc is on his way. There are many notable...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014 announced

The 2014 Hall Of Fame inductees are being announced tonight. Here’s a look at the players who have been selected so far. We’ll have more updates as the announcements are made. Derrick Brooks Brooks was selected in the first-round of the 1995 NFL Draft out of Florida State by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brooks played his entire 11-year-career for the Buccaneers. Along the way...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Fox Radio is reporting that Derrick Brooks has made the HOF

According to Fox Radio former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks as well as Andre Reed has been inducted into the Hall of Fame. @ToddJClausen: Check that Fox radio is reporting Andre Reed is in along with Derrick Brooks HOF #Bills This is Derrick Brooks first year on the ballot. That is a huge accomplishment.The post Fox Radio is reporting that Derrick Brooks has made...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Derrick Brooks inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Former Buccaneers’ linebacker Derrick Brooks was a fan favorite on and off the field. His play on the field equaled that of his charitable work off the gridiron. On Saturday, the player and person that is Brooks was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame – a much deserving honor.  After being selected 28th overall in the 1995 NFL draft, Brooks became an important piece...
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February 01, 2014  |  1 Comment

Derrick Brooks, Eddie DeBartolo Jr. build a legacy beyond the field

TAMPA, Fla. -- One day, shortly after he found inspiration for his next goal, Derrick Brooks sat with Eddie DeBartolo Jr. and sold him on a vision. Their conversation happened after Brooks' trip to South Africa in 2005, one in which the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker bonded with Tampa Bay-area youth, and he looked for his foundation's next challenge. Brooks wanted...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Complete list of Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists announced

The 15 finalists for the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame were announced on Thursday. Photo Via Four of the finalists are eligible for the first time: Derrick Brooks, wide receiver Marvin Harrison, offensive tackle Walter Jones and coach Tony Dungy.  Among these four finalists, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers star linebacker seems to be the most likely to get into...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Bucs Derrick Brooks, John Lynch named HOF finalists

TAMPA, Fla. -- Chances are the Pro Football Hall of Fame will have larger Tampa Bay Buccaneers presence next summer. Former coach Tony Dungy, former linebacker Derrick Brooks and former safety John Lynch were among the 15 modern-era finalists, 17 total, to be named Thursday night. Each will be considered for election when a 46-member selection committee meets Feb. 1 in New York City...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Florida St legend Derrick Brooks overdoes “ADVERSITY” cliche

Derrick Brooks was a legendary linebacker with both the Florida State Seminoles and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As a broadcaster, he’s not so legendary. You’ll see why in the video below. Today, as ESPN was doing their BCS National Title game preview show on site in Pasadena, Derrick Brooks took the horribly shop-worn “adversity” cliche to a new low. Watch, as in the middle...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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