Warren Sapp Biography

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Birth Name: Warren Sapp

In 1995, Sapp was drafted 12th overall in the first round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He immediately became a starter and proceeded to terrorize opposing quarterbacks for the next several seasons with the Bucs. After wracking up league-leading sacks and tackles, Sapp led his team to Super Bowl XXXVII, which they won over the Oakland Raiders. But Sapp was known for being a controversial figure both on and off the field, rankling players and coaches with his mouth and disruptive antics. He was eventually sent to the Raiders, where he finished his career with 8 Pro Bowl selections and an astounding 96.5 career sacks. After his retirement following the 2007-08 season, Sapp joined the NFL Network as an on-air commentator, before being hired as a studio analyst for "Inside the NFL" (HBO/Showtime, 1977- ). He was then announced as a season seven contestant on the ever-popular "Dancing With the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ) - a show in which former athletes had excelled.