No. 4 Miami football NFL career in league history: Warren Sapp
1995 NFL Draft: Round 1, Pick 12
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1995–2003
Oakland Raiders, 2004–2007
You may know Warren Sapp from all of the celebrity appearances he’s made across the pop culture sphere or as a sports analyst, but before any of that, he was a feared defender who was nasty in the trenches.
Sapp was one of the most valuable players on the Super Bowl champion XXXVII Tampa Bay Buccaneers team, winning it all at both the pro level and the collegiate level in his home state of Florida after being a national champion at Miami in 1991. His individual achievements make a long list, being a 6x All-Pro and the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1999 as his most prominent.
While his Oakland Raiders career wasn’t as heralded, it should be noted that Sapp never became a bit player. Right up until the very end, Sapp was starting every game. In 198 career appearances, Sapp was one of the most dangerous men in all of them.