NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Derrick Brooks 55 LB 1995-2008 224 221
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
Florida State 6-0 235 18-Apr-73
How acquiredHow left
1st round pick 1995 Released after 2008 season
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Profile
Started for 14 seasons at linebacker for the Bucs and retired as the franchise leader in games played and started. The only three games he did not start were as a rookie when the Bucs opened in a nickel formation. Was selected to 11 Pro Bowls and heads the franchise all-time tackle list by a huge margin. Received the 2000 Walter Payton/NFL Man of the Year award for his off-the-field achievements. Recorded the second-longest play in franchise history with a 97-yard interception return against Baltimore in Week 2 of the 2002 season. Also scored in the Super Bowl when he returned an errant Rich Gannon pass for the Bucs' fifth touchdown of the game.

1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
GamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStarts
16 13 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
GamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStarts
16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
2007 2008
GamesStartsGamesStarts
16 16 16 16

Interceptions
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1996 1 6 6.0 6 0
1997 2 13 6.5 13 0
1998 1 25 25.0 25 0
1999 4 61 15.3 38 0
2000 1 34 34.0 34 1
2001 3 65 21.7 53 0
2002 5 218 43.6 97 3
2003 2 56 28.0 44 1
2004 1 3 3.0 3 0
2005 1 0 0.0 0 0
2006 3 51 17.0 21 1
2008 1 -2 -2.0 -2 0
Total 25 530 21.2 97 6
SacksPasses Defensed
Season No. Season No
19951.0 19954
19960.0 199612
19971.5 199710
19980.0 19985
19992.0 199918
20001.0 200011
20010.0 200111
20021.0 200215
20031.0 20039
20043.0 20046
20053.0 200515
20067
20072
20088
Total 13.5Total133
Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
1995 60 19 79
1996 92 41 133
1997 118 64 182
1998 134 55 189
1999 122 58 180
2000 130 49 179
2001 110 55 165
2002 117 53 170
2003 98 53 151
2004 133 39 172
2005 110 64 174
2006 98 52 150
2007 112 50 162
2008 63 46 109
Total 1,497 698 2,195
Special Teams Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
1995 3 0 3
1996 6 0 6
2003 0 1 1
Total 9 1 10