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Lee Roy Selmon: Through the years

1971 Scored 20 touchdowns and gained 14 yards per carry as a senior fullback for Eufaula High. Also played defense.

1975 Led Oklahoma to a second straight national championship with a team-high 132 tackles. Won Outland (best interior lineman) and Lombardi (best lineman or linebacker) trophies.

1976 First player drafted by the Bucs (No. 1 overall). Bucs drafted Lee Roy's brother Dewey in the second round. Made all-rookie team despite missing six games with injury.

1978 Knee injury curtailed potential Pro Bowl season.

1979 With 11 sacks and career-high 117 tackles, led Tampa Bay to a division title and top defensive rankings. Named AP defensive player of the year, Sporting News defensive MVP and first-team All Pro.

1979-84 NFC Pro Bowl selection.

1984 Led team with eight sacks. Last season with All-Pro, Pro Bowl and All-NFC honors.

1985 Missed season with herniated disc.

1986 Rather than having surgery to repair herniated disc, retired April 23. Jersey number (63) retired before season opener.

1988 Inducted into National Football Foundation's College Hall of Fame.

1989 Named vice president of community relations at First Florida Bank. Inducted into Florida Sports Hall of Fame.

1991 Joined John McKay and Ricky Bell in Bucs' Krewe of Honor.

1992 Elected to Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.

1993 Named associate athletic director at USF, leading school's effort to create a football program.

1995 Became first Bucs player to be voted into Pro Football Hall of Fame.

1996 Florida State Senate voted to change the name of Tampa's Crosstown Expressway to the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway in honor of his contributions to the community. "An expressway? That's unbelievable. That may be too much," Selmon said. "I know Don Shula has an expressway in Miami, but he's a real legend."

1999 Tampa's Crosstown Expressway renamed for Selmon.

2009 Inducted into Bucs' Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium.


Born: Oct. 20, 1954, Eufaula, Okla.

High school: Eufaula

College: Oklahoma

Drafted: First overall, 1976

Years in NFL: Nine (1976-84, all with Bucs)

Position: Defensive end

Playing height/weight: 6-3; 250

Residence: Tampa

Family: wife, Claybra; children, Brandy, Lee Roy Jr., Christopher

Lee Roy Selmon: Through the years 09/04/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 1:24pm]
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