This one goes out to all long-suffering Bucs fans.
For any of our young readers that aren’t aware, when the Bucs joined the league in 1976, they didn’t win a single game. Their first win didn’t come until 1977. Their first two seasons amounted to two wins. But, one shining star through those early lean years was Lee Roy Selmon.
Through the years when the Bucs were desperate for wins, Selmon was dominant. When they started counting sacks, he posted 23, through the years 1982-1984. He was named to the Pro Bowl every year from 1979-1984 and was named first team All-Pro three times, and first team All-NFC six times. When he was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1995, he was the first player selected that put up their numbers in Tampa Bay.
But with only 23 official sacks, he ranks 13th in team history. Why is he so high? Because if sacks were recorded during his entire career, his number would have been much higher. He passed away in 2011, but lives on in the thoughts of Bucs fans everywhere.