Derrick Brooks tweets that he's in Hall of Fame

Updated: February 1, 2014, 6:32 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Former Tampa Bay linebacker Derrick Brooks says he's been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Brooks tweeted his selection shortly after 6 p.m. The Hall of Fame plans to announce its next class around 7 p.m.

Brooks posted: "Thought of tonight is JOY, HUMILITY, and gratefulness, I'm in the Hall of Fame Now."

Brooks played 14 seasons in the NFL and helped the Buccaneers win the Super Bowl after the 2002 season.


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