Derrick Brooks was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 28th overall pick of the 1995 NFL Draft.
Brooks earned All-Rookie honors after he finished second on the team with 80 tackles.
With Brooks entrenched as the defensive anchor, the Bucs led the NFL in total defense twice (2002 and 2005) and topped the NFC five times (1998, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2007).
Brooks never missed a game during his 14-season career.
In 1997, Brooks led the Buccaneers to their first postseason appearance since 1981.
Derrick was a six-time All-Pro choice, named All-NFC eight times, and selected to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s.
Derrick was selected to 11 Pro Bowls.
Derrick being introduced as a member of the Class of 2014 for the first time at the 3rd Annual NFL Honors Show.
Brooks flexes while being fitted for his Haggar Hall of Fame Gold Jacket.
Derrick autographs footballs during an orientation with Hall of Fame staff two days after he was elected to the Hall of Fame.
Brooks (second from right) on set with NFL Network reporter Steve Wyche (center) and fellow Class of 2014 members Claude Humphrey, Ray Guy and Walter Jones. The group were being taped for a NFL Network Hall of Fame special.
Brooks giving his Enshrinement speech on Aug. 2, 2014.
Brooks posing with his bust after the 2014 Enshrinement Ceremony.