Warren Sapp is a former professional football player. Sapp played college football for the University of Miami, where he was recognized as a consensus All-American. He fell to the Buccaneers as the 12th overall pick in the first round of 1995 NFL Draft.
He spent nine seasons with the Buccaneers as a defensive tackle, and was a member of the Oakland Raiders in his last four seasons. With Tampa Bay, Sapp made seven Pro Bowl appearances, earned first-team All-Pro honors four times, and was part of the team that won the franchise's first Super Bowl title in Super Bowl XXXVII. He compiled 96.5 career sacks by the time of his retirement, which are the second-highest career sacks for a defensive tackle and the 28th-highest overall for a defensive lineman. His career, however, was also checkered by controversy from his hard-hitting style of play and occasional verbal outbursts. Along with Lee Roy Selmon and teammate Derrick Brooks, Sapp is one of three players to have his number retired by the Buccaneers.
Following Sapp's NFL career, he was an analyst on NFL Network until 2015. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013.