Lee Roy Selmon statue unveiled in Tampa

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Selmon, who as the USF athletic director helped build a solid ‘ director of planning and innovation for the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority,

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Lee Roy Selmon, a Pro Football Hall of Famer who arrived from his native Oklahoma via the first round of the 1976 draft, has been immortalized in bronze for his contributions to the city, contributions that extend beyond his efforts on the football field.

Selmon, who as the USF athletic director helped build a solid football program, became a cornerstone of his adopted hometown. He’s depicted not in a football uniform, but the statue has Selmons wearing his retired No. 63 over a collared shirt.

So could a similar honor happen for Selmon outside Raymond James Stadium, where the Bucs and Bulls play?

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Not to change the topic here:

Sports Day Tampa Bay: Joey Knight talks USF basketball and football March 20 ‘ Bulls Plus, Rick

USF beat reporter Joey Knight joins Rick Stroud on today’s episode to talk Bulls basketball and football.

The USF men’s basketball team aims for its 20th win of the season tonight in the CBI, the Bulls’ first postseason appearance in seven years. Meanwhile, the USF women’s team overcomes a slew of injuries to reach the WNIT.

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Finally, Rick answers your mailbag questions, including whether the Bucs should draft a quarterback this year, if they should add a veteran cornerback, what he thinks about Mike Trout’s new contract, and whether running up the score matters in hockey.

Publisher: Tampa Bay Times
Date: 2019-03-20T08:38:00Z-04
Author: Rick Stroud
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