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Pro Football Hall of Famers

Warren Sapp
UM Defensive Tackle (1992-94)
Inducted in 2013

Sixth Miami Hurricane enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame … Sapp spent 13 seasons in the NFL (198 games), playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1995-2003) and the Oakland Raiders (2004-07) … A first-round pick (12th overall) by Tampa Bay in the 1995 NFL Draft, Sapp started for the Bucs en route to earning All-Rookie Team honors in 1995 … Amassed 96.5 career sacks despite playing on interior of defensive line … Named 1999 NFL Defensive Player of the Year after helping lead Tampa Bay  to its first division title in 18 years … A year later, he recorded a career-high 16.5 sacks in 2000. He led the Buccaneers to a 48-21 win over Oakland in Super Bowl XXXVII … Second-team All-NFL selection in 1997 and 1998, he was selected to seven Pro Bowls and was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Teams of the 1990s and 2000s … Sapp finished his professional career with 569 tackles, 96.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles and four interceptions … A two-time All-BIG EAST selection, Sapp was awarded the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (best defensive player), Rotary Lombardi Award (best lineman or linebacker) and the Bill Willis Award (best defensive lineman) in 1994 … Earned BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year honors the same year, finishing the season with 84 tackles, 10.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

 

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 28: Defensive tackle Warren Sapp #99 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in action against the Minnesota Vikings at Raymond James Stadium on October 28, 2001 in Tampa. Florida. Buccaneers won 41-14. (photo by Tom Wagner/Tampa Bay Buccaneers)