Lee Roy Selmon

Lee Roy Selmon

Eufaula, McIntosh County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 4 Sep 2011 (aged 56)
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
Burial Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot Section 126 West, Lot 29, Block 3.
Memorial ID 75974418 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Professional Football Player. For nine seasons (1976 to 1984), he played at the right defensive-end and right defensive-tackle positions in the National Football League with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He attended Eufaula High School (Oklahoma) and played collegiate football at the University of Oklahoma. While with the Sooners, he distinguished himself by earning the Outland Trophy for College Football's Best Interior Lineman (1975) and the Lombardi Award for College Football's Best Lineman or Linebacker (1975), as he was a key contributor to two Oklahoma national championships (1974 and 1975). In addition, Selmon received a degree in education. He was chosen by the Buccaneers during the 1st round (1st overall pick) of the 1976 NFL Draft and holds the distinction as being the first draft selection in Tampa Bay franchise history, as the team marked their inaugural year. During the course of his career, he shared the Buccaneers' defensive line with his brother Dewey Selmon (an accomplished player in his own right) and was a member of three playoff berth-clinching Tampa Bay squads (1979, 1981 and 1982). He played in 121 regular season games, receiving Pro-Bowl recognition six-times (1979 to 1984), All-Pro status three-times (1979, 1980 and 1982) and NFL Defensive Lineman of the Year in 1979. After retiring as a player, he served as associate director of athletics at the University of South Florida and became a successful businessman which included proprietorship in a chain of sports bars. In addition, Selmon was heavily involved with several charities. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1988, enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995 and became the first former player to be named to the Tampa Bay Ring of Honor in 2009. His uniform number 63 was retired by the Buccaneers in 1986. He died from a stroke which he suffered two days earlier.

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