TAMPA, FL - FILE: Hall of Fame defensive end Lee Roy Selmon is inducted into the Buccanners Ring of Honor at halftime of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game against the Green Bay Packers at Raymond James Stadium on November 8, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. It was reported that former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Lee Roy Selmon has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke September 3, 2011. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Lee Roy Selmon, Pro And College Hall Of Famer, Passes Away At 56

Lee Roy Selmon, the first-ever draft pick in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history, has passed away. He was 56.

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Lee Roy Selmon Dead After Stroke, According To Sunday Report

After a series of conflicting reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers great Lee Roy Selmon has died Sunday, according to the Tampa Tribune. Selmon suffered a stroke Friday, with his brother terming his condition "stable" as of Sunday afternoon. 

Selmon was 56 years old. He's best known for his time with the Bucs, with whom he reached the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but he's also a College Football Hall of Famer for his career with the Oklahoma Sooners. He also served as athletic director of the South Florida Bulls after his playing days.

Selmon had an excellent reputation both on and off the field, known for participating in charity and establishing himself as an entrepreneur.

USF coach Skip Holtz found inspiration in Selmon's legacy before the Bulls' Saturday game against Notre Dame, a victory many are thinking of as a tribute to Selmon's memory.

For more, head to Buccaneers blog Bucs NationOklahoma blog Crimson And Cream Machine and USF blog Voodoo Five.

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