Lee Roy Selmon

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Date of Birth December 20, 1954
Place of Birth Oklahoma
Date of Death Sep 4, 2011 (56)
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Lee Roy Selmon

Lee Roy Selmon was an American professional football player and a college athletics administrator. He played college football as a defensive tackle at the University of Oklahoma, the youngest of three brothers to play football there. He was a consensus All-American in 1974 and 1975 and a member of consecutive national championship teams for the Oklahoma Sooners in 1974 and 1975. Selmon was selected by the expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the first overall pick in the 1976 NFL draft. He played in the National Football League for nine seasons, from 1976 to 1984, all with the Buccaneers. Selmon joined the athletic department at the University of South Florida in 1993 and served as the school's athletic director from 2001 to 2004. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995.

Position: Defensive end
Date of birth: Oct 20, 1954
Place of birth: Eufaula, Oklahoma
Date of death: Sept 4, 2011
Place of death: Tampa, Florida
High school: Eufaula (OK)
College: Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 1976 / Round: 1/ Pick: 1

About Lee Roy Selmon

Hall of Fame defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was one of the best to ever play the position.

Before Fame

He won both the Lombardi and the Outland trophies as a freshman linebacker at Oklahoma.


He played nine seasons with the Buccaneers, recording 78½ sacks and six straight Pro Bowl selections.

Family Life

His brother Dewey played alongside him on the first Tampa Bay team.


Vinny Testaverde was another great Tampa Bay Buccaneers player.

Information related to Lee Roy Selmon

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  • Players of American football from Oklahoma
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