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Former Bucs DE Lee Roy Selmon dies

Updated: September 5, 2011, 8:52 AM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Lee Roy Selmon, the Hall of Fame defensive end who teamed with his brothers at Oklahoma to create a dominant defensive front that helped lead the Sooners to consecutive national championships, died Sunday -- two days after being hospitalized for a stroke. He was 56.

A statement released on behalf wife Claybra said he died at a Tampa hospital surrounded by family members.

"For all his accomplishments on and off the field, to us Lee Roy was the rock of our family. ...

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