Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Brooks Selected for College Football HOF

Buccaneer great Derrick Brooks has been selected for the College Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016.

The best photos of linebacker Derrick Brooks.

On Friday, the College Football Hall of Fame announced that former Buccaneer Derrick Brooks would be joining the ranks among the best collegiate players in history. Brooks was one of 14 players selected for the Hall's Class of 2016.

"I am deeply humbled to have been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame," Brooks said. It's a privilege and an honor to have represented not only myself on the field but also my teammates, coaches and Florida State University."

Brooks attended Florida State from 1992 to 1994, earning first-team All-American honors twice. Brooks helped lead FSU to the national championship in 1993 and finished his collegiate career with 274 tackles, 8.5 sacks and five interceptions. For his efforts, Brooks was inducted into Florida State's Hall of Fame in 2000.

The linebacker is considered one of the best players to ever don a Florida State uniform. In 2013, the Miami Herald listed Brooks as the third-best player in the school's history.

Brooks, of course, followed his collegiate career with a dominant professional career with the Buccaneers. He played in Tampa Bay from 1995 to 2008 and was selected for the Pro Bowl 11 times. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in addition to the Buccaneers' Ring of Honor, in 2014.

Brooks isn't the only former Buccaneer encroaching on a Hall of Fame. On Thursday night, former coach Tony Dungy and former Safety Jony Lynch were selected as finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016. Dungy and Lynch have been finalists for each of the past three years.

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