TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Former Florida State linebacker Derrick Brooks earned a spot among football's elite Saturday, as he was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
A two-time consensus All-American in college, Brooks helped the Noles to the 1993 National Championship. He entered FSU as a safety out of Pensacola Washington High School, but made the switch to linebacker after his freshman season.
After his time in Garnet and Gold, Brooks became an 11-time Pro Bowler with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He won the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year award in 2002, as the Bucs defeated the Oakland Raiders in the Super Bowl that season.
The 2014 class is rounded out by offensive tackle Walter Jones (also a former Florida State player), defensive end Michael Strahan, receiver Andre Reed, defensive back Aeneas Williams, punter Ray Guy and defensive end Claude Humphrey.