No. 6 – DE Lee Roy Selmon
Buccaneers Career (1976-1984)
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 Bucs.com, 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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