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Sep 14, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Derrick Brooks is inducted into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ring of honor during halftime against the St. Louis Rams at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Brooks Is One of Only Six Players to Accomplish What He Did in 2002

There is always a debate in sports as to what defines an MVP. Peyton Manning won the prestigious award five times in his career and only took home the Lombardi trophy once. When Derrick Brooks won the MVP award in 2002, no one was more deserving (117 tackles, 5 interceptions which 3 went for a touchdown). At the time, the then 29 year-old Brooks became one of only six players to win the AP Defensive MVP award, make the Pro Bowl, and win the Super Bowl in 2002. At the end of that season, Brooks needed another shelf for the rest of his expected trophies.