Selmon first to make Ring of Honor

Updated: November 8, 2009, 3:12 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon is the first inductee into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium.

The 1979 NFL Defensive Player of the Year was saluted Sunday during halftime of the game against the Green Bay Packers.

Selmon was the top pick in the 1976 draft, the first-ever selection by the Bucs, who lost every game in their inaugural season. Three years later, he helped lead the team to the NFC Championship Game.

Thirty players and coaches from the 1979 team, including Doug Williams and Selmon's brother Dewey, attended Sunday's ceremony. The Bucs wore throwback jerseys.

Selmon retired after the 1984 season. He finished with 78 career sacks and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995.


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