The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have only had one representative in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, DE Lee Roy Selmon. That representation is about to double. The inductees to the 2013 class were announced on Saturday night and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Warren Sapp will be making the trip to Canton in his first year of eligibility.
Sapp joined the Buccaneers in 1995. Tampa selected the University of Miami product despite allegations of testing positive for marijuana use prior to his selection. Those allegations likely led to his slip in the first-round of the draft. Sapp was an imposing figure on the field but had a tepid relationship with the local media.
Sapp was the cornerstone of the Tampa 2 defense created by defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin that brought a championship to the Tampa Bay region in 2002.
Along with Sapp four other modern era players/coaches were elected to the Hall of Fame. Dallas Cowboys OL Larry Allen. Minnesota Vikings WR Cris Carter, Baltimore Ravens OL Jonathan Odgen and head coach Bill Parcells. Kansas City Chiefs DT Curly Culp and Green Bay Packers LB Dave Robinson were also elected into this year’s class.