A LIFE THAT SHINED - Claybra Selmon
Written in 2016
The BUCPOWER.COM review
This needs to be part of any Buccaneer fan’s collection. Lee Roy Selmon is so far
away the greatest Buccaneer on and off the field and his passing in 2011 was one of
the sadest days I have known. And reading this book brought it all back again as it is
written by his widow Claybra.
This is not a year-by-year account of Lee Roy’s career in Tampa and nor should it be.
This is the story of their life together, how they met in Oklahoma, moving to Tampa
and raising a family. The book tells the story of Lee Roy’s life after football and then
the sad days around his passing.
There are sections by Lee Royï¿½s children and what Claybra and the family have
been doing in recent years along with comments, thoughts and observations by many
former colleagues on and off the field.
I had the privilege of meeting Lee Roy and Claybra on several occasions in 2009 after
they came with the Bucs to London for the International Series game. When I finally
met the great man for the first time, his first comment was “I’vee always wanted to
meet you” - Not the other way round?
That was Lee Roy, kind, generous and unassuming to a fault. We met again at a
private dinner at One Buc Place with many of his former team-mates and spent time
filling in the gaps in the history of London for the two of them on their return from the
There will never be another Lee Roy Selmon and this book truly brings home what a special man he was. If you want to see highlight clips,
statistics and on-field comments, then you can look elsewhere. If you want to know more about the man, then you need to buy this book and
enjoy every page.