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Encyclopedia > Lee Roy Selmon
Lee Roy Selmon
Position(s):
Defensive end
Jersey #(s):
63
Born: October 20, 1954 (1954-10-20) (age 53)
Flag of Oklahoma Eufaula, Oklahoma
Career Information
Year(s): 1976-1984
NFL Draft: 1976 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
College: Oklahoma
Professional Teams
Career Stats
Sacks     78.5
Games     121
INT     0
Stats at NFL.com
Career Highlights and Awards
Pro Football Hall of Fame

Lee Roy Selmon (born October 20, 1954 in Eufaula, Oklahoma) is a former NFL football defensive lineman and the first member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Steve Young, who began his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but is most famous as a member of the San Francisco 49ers, was inducted in 2005). He is the youngest of nine children of Lucious and Jessie Selmon, raised on a farm at Eufaula, Oklahoma. Selmon played college football for the University of Oklahoma Sooners from 1972 to 1975, winning both the Lombardi Award and the Outland Trophy in 1975. He served as the Athletics Director for the University of South Florida from 2001-2004. He is currently the president of the USF Foundation Partnership for Athletics, an athletic fund-raising organization. A diagram showing typical football positions In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... In team sports, the squad number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players outfit. ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Oklahoma. ... Eufaula is a city located in McIntosh County, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,639. ... In an organised sports league, a season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session. ... The 1976 NFL season was the 57th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1984 NFL season was the 65th regular season of the National Football League. ... 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City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... The 1976 NFL season was the 57th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1984 NFL season was the 65th regular season of the National Football League. ... Vanderbilt Quarterback Jay Cutler is sacked by U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman 2nd Class Jeremy Chase. ... In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ... In Canadian or American football, an interception occurs when a quarterbacks pass is caught by a player on the opposing team. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The 1980 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 27, 1980 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1981 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 1, 1981 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1982 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 31, 1982 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1983 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 6, 1983 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1984 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 29, 1984 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1985 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 27, 1985 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... // Offense Defense Special teams See also National Football League ... The NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award is given by the Associated Press to the leagues most outstanding defensive player at the end of every NFL season since 1971. ... Pro Bowl MVPs ... Football Writers Association logo The Outland Trophy is awarded to the best United States college football interior lineman. ... The Rotary Lombardi Award is awarded annual to the best college football lineman or linebacker. ... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eufaula is a city located in McIntosh County, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,639. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... A defensive lineman is any of the down positions on the defensive side of American football. ... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... For other persons of the same name, see Steve Young. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... Eufaula is a city located in McIntosh County, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,639. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... Head coach Bob Stoops 8th year, 78–18 Home stadium Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Capacity 82,112 - Grass Conference Big 12 - South First year 1895 Athletic director Joe Castiglione Website SoonerSports. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Rotary Lombardi Award is awarded annual to the best college football lineman or linebacker. ... Football Writers Association logo The Outland Trophy is awarded to the best United States college football interior lineman. ... The University of South Florida (USF), known within its system as USF Tampa[2][3][4], is a public university system located in Tampa, Florida, USA, with an autonomous campus in St. ...

Contents

Early life

A National Honor Society member at Eufaula High School, Lee Roy graduated in 1971. Established in 1921, the National Honor Society (NHS) is recognition program for middle and high school students who show achievement in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. ...


College career

Lee Roy joined brothers Lucious and Dewey Selmon on the University of Oklahoma defensive line in 1972. He blossomed into a star in 1974, anchoring one of the best defenses in Sooner history. The Sooners were NCAA Division I-A national football champions in 1974 and 1975. Selmon won the Lombardi Award and the Outland Trophy in 1975. OU Head Coach Barry Switzer called him the best player he ever coached, and College Football News placed him as the 39th best college player of all time. He was known as "The Gentle Giant." In the Fall of 1999, Lee Roy was named to the Sports Illustrated NCAA Football All-Century Team as only one of six defensive tackles on the squad. Lucious Selmon (born in Eufaula, Oklahoma) was an All-America defensive lineman for the Oklahoma Sooners from 1970-1973. ... Dewey Selmon (born November 19, 1953) is a former NFL football player and the brother of Lee Roy Selmon. ... Head coach Bob Stoops 8th year, 78–18 Home stadium Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Capacity 82,112 - Grass Conference Big 12 - South First year 1895 Athletic director Joe Castiglione Website SoonerSports. ... Head coach Bob Stoops 8th year, 78–18 Home stadium Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Capacity 82,112 - Grass Conference Big 12 - South First year 1895 Athletic director Joe Castiglione Website SoonerSports. ... The Bear Bryant Trophy, the AP national championship trophy Division I-A football is the only NCAA-sponsored sport without an organized tournament to determine its champion. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The Rotary Lombardi Award is awarded annual to the best college football lineman or linebacker. ... Football Writers Association logo The Outland Trophy is awarded to the best United States college football interior lineman. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... CollegeFootballNews. ...


Selmon was named a consensus All-American in 1975 and also in 1974 by Newspaper Enterprise Association. His long list of achievements, in addition to the Vince Lombardi Award and the Outland Trophy, includes the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete, GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American and Graduate Fellowship Winner National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame. The Rotary Lombardi Award is awarded annual to the best college football lineman or linebacker. ... Football Writers Association logo The Outland Trophy is awarded to the best United States college football interior lineman. ...


His brothers Lucious and Dewey Selmon also were All-American defensive linemen for Oklahoma, and played on the same defensive line together in 1973. The fearsome trio is still regarded as the most famous set of brothers in OU history. Lucious Selmon (born in Eufaula, Oklahoma) was an All-America defensive lineman for the Oklahoma Sooners from 1970-1973. ... Dewey Selmon (born November 19, 1953) is a former NFL football player and the brother of Lee Roy Selmon. ... Head coach Bob Stoops 8th year, 78–18 Home stadium Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Capacity 82,112 - Grass Conference Big 12 - South First year 1895 Athletic director Joe Castiglione Website SoonerSports. ... Head coach Bob Stoops 8th year, 78–18 Home stadium Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Capacity 82,112 - Grass Conference Big 12 - South First year 1895 Athletic director Joe Castiglione Website SoonerSports. ...


The 1996 Walter Camp "Alumnus of the Year" Voted to the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame [1] in 1992. The Walter Camp “Alumnus of the Year” award is bestowed on a worthy individual who has distinguished himself in the pursuit of excellence as an athlete, in his personal career and in doing good works for others. ...


Statistics

Season Tackles Sacks TFL
UT AT TT Sack YdsL TFL Yds
1972 5 6 11 3 16 1 ?
1973 37 20 57 9 49 2 ?
1974 65 60 125 18 71 1 ?
1975 88 44 142 10 48 4 ?
Career 194 130 335 40 184 8 ?

All statistics courtesy of the official website of the Oklahoma Sooners


Professional career

In 1976, Selmon was the first player picked in the NFL draft, the first-ever pick for the then-brand-new expansion team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He joined older brother Dewey, who was a second round pick of the Bucs. In his first year, Lee Roy won the team's Rookie of the Year and MVP awards. Selmon went to six straight Pro Bowls and was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1979. A back injury made the 1984 season his last, and the Bucs retired his number, 63, in 1986. He is a member of the Florida Sports Hall of Fame. In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award is given by the Associated Press to the leagues most outstanding defensive player at the end of every NFL season since 1971. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Florida Sports Hall of Fame Originally in Lake City, FL, is in the process of finding a home. ...

Tackles
1976 24
1977 110
1978 92
1979 117
1980 97
1981 73
1982 58
1983 71
1984 100
Total 742

Sacks
1976 5.0
1977 13.0
1978 11.0
1979 11.0
1980 9.0
1981 6.5
1982 4.0
1983 11.0
1984 8.0
Total 78.5

After Football

Selmon stayed in Tampa, Florida, working as a bank executive and being active in many charities. Tampa redirects here. ...


From 1993-2001, Selmon served as an assistant athletic director at the University of South Florida under Paul Griffin. When Griffin moved on to take the same position for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Selmon stepped up and took over the athletic department. The University of South Florida (USF), known within its system as USF Tampa[2][3][4], is a public university system located in Tampa, Florida, USA, with an autonomous campus in St. ... Paul Griffin may refer to: Paul Griffin (basketball) Paul Griffin (Gaelic football) This human name article is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that might otherwise share the same title, which is a persons or persons name. ... The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly known as Georgia Tech, is a public, coeducational research university, part of the University System of Georgia, and located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, with satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia, Metz, France, Shanghai, China, and Singapore. ... The Yellow Jackets is the name used for all of the intercollegiate athletic teams that play for the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. ...


As the USF Athletic Director, Selmon launched the football program, spearheaded the construction of a new athletic facility and led the university's move into Conference USA and then into the Big East Conference. Citing health issues, Selmon resigned as the USF Athletic Director in 2004. He assumed the role as president of the USF Foundation Partnership for Athletics, an athletics fund-raising organization. Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ...


The Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway is named for him, as is a chain of restaurants. [2] He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995. The Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway is a toll road in Hillsborough County, Florida, connecting I-75 in Brandon, Florida on the the east side to southwest Tampa, Florida at the west side. ... College Football Hall of Fame front. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


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Preceded by
Randy White
Outland Trophy Winners
1975
Succeeded by
Ross Browner
Preceded by
Paul Griffin
University of South Florida Athletic Director
2001-2004
Succeeded by
Doug Woolard
Preceded by
Dianne Baker
Junior Bridgeman
Pat Haden
Lisa Rosenblum
John Dickson Stufflebeem
John Trembley
Silver Anniversary Awards (NCAA)
Class of 2001
Alpha V. Alexander
Archie Griffin
Steve Largent
Steve Raible
Lee Roy Selmon
Wally Walker
Succeeded by
Richard C. Chapman
Maurice "Bo" Ellis
Herman Frazier
Betsy King
John Naber
Rodney E. Slater

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Lee Roy Selmon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (348 words)
Lee Roy Selmon (born October 20, 1954) is a former NFL football player and the only member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Selmon went to six straight Pro Bowls and was named NFL Defensive Lineman of the Year in 1979.
The Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway is named for him, as is a chain of restaurants.
Sports: So, who is Lee Roy Selmon, really? (1520 words)
Lee Roy was so patient and funny, he said, "Let's call up your dad and find out where he is.' He wasn't interested in leaving -- "Oh, it's a scheduling mix-up, let's go' -- he was interested in talking with him.
Lee Roy of course was very humble, saying, "Shucks, you shouldn't have done it.' I've never, ever known any person of his star magnitude who had that kind of a demeanor.
Lee Roy and I were driving together, and he was in the passenger side of the car, and it was right after the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway toll had just jumped, from like 25 cents to 75 cents or something like that.
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