CANTON, Ohio — His is a legacy built largely without words. For most of his days, talking was the least impressive thing Derrick Brooks did.
CANTON, Ohio — On a night when Derrick Brooks took time to thank so many people that helped make him a Hall of Famer — 67 by name in a 24-minute speech — the former Bucs linebacker made old friends back home in Tampa and Pensacola feel as special as he did.
Humility and longevity were the hallmarks of Derrick Brooks' career, so it was no surprise those were the major themes of his induction speech Saturday night at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Brooks' self-described "thank you letter," to family, friends, coaches and teammates, took slightly more than …
CANTON, Ohio — You'll hear much this weekend about the fact that Bucs linebacker Derrick Brooks never missed a game in his 14-year NFL career. Teammate Ronde Barber (left) saw that toughness throughout Brooks' career, and said the closest Brooks came to sitting out was self-inflicted from, of all …
Tonight, he will be recognized as one of the finest football players in the history of the planet. With Derrick Brooks, that is just the start of it.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, on Saturday evening. Brooks, a four-year letterman at Florida State University, was drafted by the Bucs in the first round in 1995. He played 14 seasons, 224 games all with the Bucs including …
He was going to bob. He was going to weave. He was going to add one more chapter to the Greatest Show on Turf.
TAMPA — Tyrone Keys knows he has a tough task, trying to convince a dozen kids in green football jerseys there are more important things in life than football. But the founder of All Sports Community Service knows how to get them to listen.
TAMPA — As they stood together in a ballroom at the Hilton Tampa Downtown in April — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Eddie DeBartolo and Derrick Brooks — something seemed to be missing. The Lombardi Trophy, perhaps?
The belt clip on Derrick Brooks' right hip is shiny and silver, emblazoned with the logo of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But hanging from that clip on a weekday summer morning, faded and well-worn, is the security badge that identifies the former Bucs linebacker as an employee of the Tampa Bay Storm. …