Brooks "bucs up" in Canton

04/14/2014


Brooks pointed out the Buccaneers joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1976.
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Class of 2014 Hall of Fame enshrinee Derrick Brooks visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Monday. Brooks was in town to plan for his Enshrinement and brush up on his football history before he takes his place alongside the immortals of the game this August.

The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker’s day began with a meeting with Hall of Fame President David Baker, followed by a brief tour of the museum. During his tour, Brooks was able to soak in the rich history of the game and learn about the evolution of football.

"It wasn't long enough. I needed three hours to tour but it was fun. The way the tour was setup was beautiful," said Brooks.

Brooks was also thrilled to learn about the future of the Hall of Fame.

"I was extremely excited to see the vision of David Baker and what he wants to do in his leadership here at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I want to be part of it and embrace Canton, Ohio to see how the citizens of Canton are getting behind and have been behind the mission here."

The rest of his visit comprised of meetings with different Hall of Fame officials to plan for his Enshrinement and interviews with members of the media.

Brooks and his fellow Class of 2014 enshrinees – Ray Guy, Claude Humphrey, Walter Jones, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan and Aeneas Williams – will be formally enshrined into the Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. ET.

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