Packers fans will remember Lee Roy Selmon as one of the team’s fiercest rivals. He was the player that helped lift the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from laughingstock to elite status in the NFL. He is to-date the team’s lone rep in the hall of fame.
He will be missed.
The family released the following statement to the world after the 56-year-old died two days after suffering a stroke:
It is with very heavy hearts that the Selmon Family announces the passing of our beloved husband, father and brother, Lee Roy Selmon. Lee Roy passed away today surrounded by family and friends at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
For all his accomplishments on and off the field, to us Lee Roy was the rock of our family. This has been a sudden and shocking event and we are devastated by this unexpected loss. We deeply appreciate the prayers and support shown by family, friends, the football community and the public over the past two days.
For those wishing to honor Lee Roy’s many contributions, we ask that donations be made to Abe Brown Ministries or the University of South Florida Foundation Partnership for Athletics.
We ask now for privacy at this very sad time and will not be making any further statements until funeral arrangements are announced at a later time.
As football fans, as human beings, we pray for the family and remember all that the man did for the game.
Rest in peace, Lee Roy.