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Warren Sapp        

NFL Hall of Famer Class of 2013, NFL Network Analyst, Author, Social Media Enthusiast, Entrepreneur, Disruptor, Futurist

Seven-time Pro Bowler, and Hall of Famer, Warren Sapp is an NFL Analyst for the NFL Network.

The charismatic and loquacious Sapp is featured as a studio analyst on NFL Network's "Game Day Morning" and is regular contributor on "NFL Total Access."

One of the best defensive linemen in NFL history, Sapp has been intimidating opposing quarterbacks and lineman since the first time he put pads on. The Plymouth, FL native collected some of the football's highest honors and accolades in his extensive 13-year NFL career including the 1999 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, four straight First Team All-Pro Selections (1999-2002), selection to the NFL 1990s & 2000s All-Decade Teams and a Super Bowl Championship with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sapp's 96.5 career sacks are the second-highest all-time for a defensive tackle.

A standout on both sides of the ball while playing at Apopka High School, Sapp was a highly recruited prep star. He signed with the then dominant University of Miami, where he focused on defense and quickly became one of the best linemen in the nation. In 1994, his last season with the Hurricanes, Sapp won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Chuck Bednarik Award as the nation's best defensive player, and the Lombardi Award for best lineman or linebacker.

In the 1995 NFL Draft, Sapp was chosen 12th overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It took him just two years to be named to his first Pro Bowl in 1997, the first of seven straight selections. He was named Defensive Player of the Year (1999), NFL All Decade Team and recorded 77 sacks, the second highest in team history.

In 2002, Sapp led the Buccaneers -- as the league's top defensive team -- to capture the NFC South Title with the best record in team history (12-4). The Bucs went on to defeat the Oakland Raiders, the nation's top offensive team, by a score of 48-21 in Super Bowl XXXVII.

In 2004, Sapp signed with the Oakland Raiders. After an injury plagued season in '05, Sapp returned to his All-Pro form in 2006. Sapp played one more season with the Raiders in '07 before announcing his retirement on Jan. 4, 2008.

In 2008, Sapp joined one of the most successful shows on television, "Dancing With The Stars." Twirling and dancing his way past the competition, Sapp and partner Kym Johnson outlasted all but one team, receiving runner-up for their efforts.

After his successful stint on "DWTS," America got to see yet another side of Warren, as he was chosen to contribute to Comedy Central's Roast of Larry the Cable Guy. Sapp has co-hosted ABC's "Superstars," been featured as a judge on TLC's "BBQ Pitmasters" and was featured in his first film role playing Forrest Whitaker's brother in the movie "Family Wedding." He has also been a celebrity contestant on FOX's "The Choice" and a featured analyst on the long-running, award-winning program, "Inside the NFL" on SHOWTIME.

In his first year of eligibility, on February 2, 2013, Sapp was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Sapp currently resides in Hollywood, FL and Hollywood, CA.

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2013 Hall of Fame: Warren Sapp will be first ever with braided bust ...

Warren Sapp will be the first Pro Football Hall of Famer with a braided bust when he's inducted on Saturday.

Warren Sapp Hall of Fame speech: 'This game is so great ...

One of the greatest defensive tackles to ever play the game, Warren Sapp, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and gave a speech on Saturday.

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