Happy Birthday! 10 Things You Should Know About Derrick Brooks

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Jan 31, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Tampa Bay Bucaneers former linebacker Derrick Brooks on the red carpet prior to the NFL Honors award ceremony at Symphony Hall. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

In 2002, the Buccaneers played the most dominant defensive game in the most important game in its franchise history. The team went on to win Super Bowl XXXVII and a pair of Hall of Famers completed their career resumes. Derrick Brooks put the exclamation point on that game and in the Buccaneers franchise. Today, we celebrate Derrick Brooks’ birthday as he turns 42 years old and we’re commemorating his legacy with 10 things you should know about Derrick Brooks.