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Fans' Favorite All-Time Bucs, No. 6 polled fans on their favorite all-time player. Here's who finished No. 6.

No. 6 – DE Lee Roy Selmon

Buccaneers Career (1976-1984)
Pro Football HOF (1995)
78.5 Career Sacks
121 Games Played
742 Career Tackles
Six-Time Pro Bowler
First-Team All-Pro in 1979


We asked our fans to vote on their all-time favorite players and throughout the month we've been rattling off the Top 20 vote-getters. Finding himself (a bit surprisingly) at #6 in our countdown of fan-favorite Bucs is the original Buccaneer himself, Lee Roy Selmon.

With the first overall pick in 1976, and the first draft pick in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history, the Buccaneers selected Selmon, a dominant defensive end out of Oklahoma rather than going for a quarterback or running back. For some perspective on that pick's significance, 40 seasons later, in a little poll on, you voted his draft pick as the 10th best moment/milestone in Buccaneers history.

From his first step onto the field and for nine seasons, Selmon was the cornerstone of the Bucs' defense, overpowering linemen and putting his stamp on the game forever. To this day, he is considered one of the best defensive ends to play the game.

In 1986, two years after his retirement, the Buccaneers retired his number. In 1995, he was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the first Buccaneer to receive the honor. Then, in 2009, he became the first member of the Buccaneers Ring of Honor. The original Buccaneer, even 40 season later, still lives on as a fan-favorite in Tampa Bay.

The best photos from defensive end Lee Roy Selmon's career with the Buccaneers.

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