Buccaneers to induct Derrick Brooks into Ring of Honor & retire his No. 55 jersey

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Tuesday that they will induct 2014 first-ballot Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks into the team’s Ring of Honor. The ceremony will take place during halftime of the team’s home game against the St. Louis Rams on September 14. The Bucs will also retire Brooks’ No. 55.

Brooks will be the sixth inductee into the team’s Ring of Honor, joining Hall of Fame defensive end Lee Roy Selmon, former Head Coach John McKay, former Pro Bowl tight end Jimmie Giles,  former All-Pro tackle Paul Gruber and Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp. Brooks will also be the third Buccaneer to have his number retired, along with Selmon (No. 63) and Sapp (No. 99).

Brooks played for the Bucs from 1995-2008. He set a team record for 11 Pro Bowl selections, named the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year in 2002 and helped the Bucs to a win in Super Bowl XXVII.


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