Without a doubt, defensive end Lee Roy Selmon is the most deserving player on this list. Even if someone were to look at players throughout the history of the NFL in this category outside of Tampa Bay, Selmon still makes a case to be at the top of this group.
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Selmon is one of the best to represent the team as a player and as a person.
As the first player drafted by the Buccaneers, Selmon leaves a legacy that will forever be a tough act to follow. Selmon was a fitting first inductee to the Buccaneer Ring of Honor and the NFL Hall of Fame, and he was also the only Buccaneer ever to wear the number 63.
Selmon was a dominant player and would have fit in during any era. He was selected to six Pro Bowls during his nine-year career as well as five All-Pro selections.
It is also worth noting that during Selmon’s first six years in the NFL, sacks weren’t counted as an official stat. One must think that Selmon would have been one of the longer record holders for the Bucs in this category, and his career sack numbers would have held up even today if sacks were counted from the beginning.
As the first Buccaneer who was able to accomplish so much throughout his career, no one in the history of the franchise deserved a Super Bowl win more than Lee Roy Selmon.