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Bucs will pay tribute to Lee Roy Selmon by wearing his number



The Bucs, as part of their efforts to honor the late Lee Roy Selmon, will wear his No. 63 on their helmets all season. And there will be a moment of silence in honor of Selmon before Sunday's season opener, co-chairman Bryan Glazer said today.

"I’m sure everybody in our community has been touched in some way," by Selmon, coach Raheem Morris said. "It’s a credit to what his family has meant and what he has meant to the game and what he has meant to the Buccaneers community. You can’t beat that."

". . . Hopefully we get something for the coaches’ uniforms as well because I certainly would love to be a part of that."

Asked how Selmon impacted even current Bucs players, like fellow Oklahoma alum Gerald McCoy, Morris said, "You really can’t explain the kind of influence he had on some of the young players or the people who got a chance to know him. . . He helped as many people as he could. He was a part of all kinds of charities. He did as great job in our community effecting as many people and everybody that he got a chance to touch."

[Last modified: Thursday, September 8, 2011 4:54pm]


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