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Watch A Football Life: W. Sapp Tues. 9pmET

Posted Oct 29, 2013

Be sure to tune into NFL Network tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET for the world premiere of "A Football Life: Warren Sapp," chronicling the life and career of the Buccaneers' Hall of Fame DT

In August, Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans watched defensive tackle Warren Sapp enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame, becoming just the second player in franchise history to achieve that ultimate honor. For Sapp, however, the road to Canton wasn't always easy, particularly at the beginning of his NFL career.

On Tuesday night, NFL Network will chronicle the life and career of Warren Sapp in the latest installment of their seminal series, "A Football Life." The premiere of "A Football Life: Warren Sapp" will take place at 9:00 p.m. ET; view a trailer for Tuesday night's show here on Buccaneers.com.

-- DT Warren Sapp had 77 sacks as a Buccaneer and 96.5 in his NFL career
After a standout collegiate career at the University of Miami, Sapp joined the Buccaneers as the 12th overall pick in the 1995 NFL Draft. Teaming with fellow 1995 first-rounder Derrick Brooks, Sapp helped the Buccaneers build one of the greatest defenses in league history and shrug off nearly two decades of losing. Sapp and that incredible defense led the Bucs back to the playoffs for the first time in 15 years in 1997; to the NFC Championship in 1999; and to the Super Bowl Championship in 2002.

In nine years with the Buccaneers, Sapp racked up 77 sacks, second in franchise history to fellow Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon (78.5). He went to seven Pro Bowls, second to Derrick Brooks' 11 all-star trips, and was a six-time All-Pro selection. In 1999, Sapp was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year after recording 12.5 sacks and helping the Buccaneers come within minutes of their first Super Bowl berth.

Sapp finished his NFL career with four seasons in Oakland, eventually amassing 96.5 sacks, second all-time among defensive tackles. He was credited with redefining the DT position, and he did it all with a larger-than-life personality that made him one of the most recognizable players of his generation. On August 3 he entered the Hall of Fame as the first Buccaneer ever to be selected as a first-ballot inductee. On November 11, he will become the fourth player to enter the Buccaneers Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium in a halftime ceremony during Tampa Bay's Monday Night Football matchup with the Miami Dolphins.