Michael Strahan makes $100K donation to Texas Southern University's marching band

Michael Strahan makes $100K donation to Texas Southern University's marching band

HOUSTON, June 26 (UPI) --"Kelly & Michael" host and retired football star Michael Strahan donated $100K to the TSU marching band to help send them to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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Bills, Giants picked for NFL's Hall of Fame Game

CANTON, Ohio, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The Buffalo Bills and New York Giants have been selected to play in the Hall of Fame Game, the contest that kickoffs off the 2014 NFL pre-season schedule.

Dungy among Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists

CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Tony Dungy, who won Super Bowls as a player for Pittsburgh and coach for Indianapolis, was named a finalist Thursday in voting for pro football's Hall of Fame.
Derrick Brooks retires from NFL

Derrick Brooks retires from NFL

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Linebacker Derrick Brooks, who earned 11 Pro Bowl selections in his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, said he is retiring from the NFL.

Buccaneers release LB Derrick Brooks

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Linebacker Derrick Brooks was among five high priced veterans released Wednesday in a salary dump by the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Kicker Matt Bryant honored by NFL

Kicker Matt Bryant honored by NFL

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay kicker Matt Bryant, who played despite his son's death last week, was selected the NFC's special teams player of the week, NFL officials said.

NFL: Tampa Bay 30, Green Bay 21

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay defense, led by Derrick Brooks and Jermaine Phillips, held Green Bay to 178 total yards Sunday in a 30-21 Buccaneers' win over the Packers.

NFL: Tampa Bay 22, Cleveland 7

CLEVELAND, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Michael Pittman and Derrick Brooks each had touchdowns Sunday afternoon as Tampa Bay beat Cleveland, 22-7.


HONOLULU, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Neil Rackers kicked three field goals Sunday night as the NFC beat the AFC, 23-17, in the NFL's season-ending Pro Bowl at Honolulu.

Palmer honored for play in comeback win

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Cincinnati quarterback Carson Palmer, who led a 24-point, fourth-quarter comeback against Baltimore, earned an NFL Player of the Week honor Wednesday.

Season over for Rich Gannon

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Oakland Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon will not play again this season because of a neck injury.

Rich Gannon out at least six weeks

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The Oakland Raiders reported Monday that quarterback Rich Gannon will be sidelined at least six weeks with a neck injury.

Pro Bowl starters named

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Daunte Culpepper of Minnesota and Steve McNair of Tennessee have been named the starting quarterbacks for the 2004 Pro Bowl.

Rich McKay to explore job options

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Rich McKay, general manager of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has requested and been granted permission to explore other opportunities in the NFL.

NFL Draft Capsules -- Linebackers

NFL Draft Player Capsules -- Linebackers
By United Press International
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Derrick Brooks
Tampa Bay Buccaneers' linebacker Derrick Brooks (55) leaves the field after Sunday's game at Raymond James Stadium Dec. 26, 2004. Despite Brooks leading the Buc's defense with 14 tackles, the Panthers beat the Buccaneers 37-20 bringing the Buc's record to 5-10. (UPI Photo/Cathy Kapulka)

Derrick Dewan Brooks (born April 18, 1973 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Buccaneers 28th overall in the 1995 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State.

An eleven-time Pro Bowl selection and nine-time All-Pro, Brooks was named AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2002. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII.

Brooks attended Washington High School in Pensacola. In 1991, his senior year, Brooks carried Pensacola to the state playoff semifinals, where they lost to the eventual champion Bradenton Manatee. In 2007, he was named to the Florida High School Association All-Century Team, which selected the Top 33 players in the 100 year history of high school football in the state of Florida's history.

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