From the Archives: 100 Percent

From the Archives: 100 Percent

Brooks CoverFormer NFL linebacker Derrick Brooks is now in the Hall of Fame. Here is a throwback story when he was featured on the cover of¬†Sports Spectrum’s¬†Winter 2009 issue.

The glass atrium of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ posh headquarters is adorned with exhibits commemorating the history of the franchise.The most striking is a statue featuring life-sized images of coach Jon Gruden and eight standout players reveling in their 48-21 victory against the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII.

Among the sculpted figures is one of Derrick Brooks, whose character off the football field is symbolized in a less conspicuous display nearby. A poster, promoting of the the future Hall of Fame linebacker’s man philanthropic endeavors, grabs the eye with his autograph and a favorite verse of scripture near the bottom.

Click here to finish reading Sports Spectrum’s throwback feature on Derrick Brooks from five years ago.