Lee Roy Selmon in 'extremely critical condition'

Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon is fighting for his life after suffering a stroke at his home in Tampa.

Selmon, the only member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, is in “extremely critical condition” University of South Florida spokesman Michael Hoad told the St. Petersburg Times.

There have been conflicting reports that Selmon died, but that is not the case. In fact, Selmon’s restaurant released a statement saying he had passed. Per the report, Selmon’s brother Dewey Selmon said his brother has been “showing signs of progress.”

Selmon has worked at South Florida for nearly two decades and previously served as the school’s athletic director.

Selmon was the first draft pick by the Buccaneers franchise in 1976. Keep No. 63 and his family in your thoughts.

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