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Bucs to induct Derrick Brooks into Ring of Honor

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 6, 2014 at 4:46 pm •  Published: May 6, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A month after being inducted into pro football's Hall of Fame, Derrick Brooks will become the newest member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Ring of Honor.

The team formally announced Tuesday that the nine-time All-Pro linebacker who led the Bucs to their only Super Bowl title 11 seasons ago will also have his No. 55 jersey retired during a ceremony at halftime of a home game against the St. Louis Rams on Sept. 14.

Brooks was the 28th player selected in the 1995 NFL draft and teamed with Tampa Bay's other first-round pick that year — Hall of Famer Warren Sapp — to form the foundation of a dominant defense that helped transform a struggling franchise once jokingly called the "Yucs'" into a perennial playoff contender.