Warren Sapp

Football Player / TV Personality

Born: 19 December 1972
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida
Best known as: 300-pound defensive lineman for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Warren Sapp is the 300-pound former NFL lineman whose lightfooted appearance on Dancing With the Stars in 2008 made him an unlikely ballroom hero. Sapp played 13 seasons in the NFL -- nine with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1995-2003) and four with the Oakland Raiders (2004-07). A burly defensive tackle who wore #99, he won a reputation for crunching hits and for a blunt quotability with the press. He was named the NFL's defensive player of the year in 1999 and won a Super Bowl with Tampa Bay in 2002. He retired at the end of the 2007 season and moved into the broadcast booth in 2008 as a commentator on the NFL Network and on Showtime. Later that year he was paired with professional dancer Kym Johnson on Dancing With the Stars.
Extra credit: Sapp went to the University of Miami. He was a first-round draft pick of the Buccaneers in 1995... Sapp's opponents on Dancing With the Stars included TV personality Brooke Burke and teensy actress Cloris Leachman.

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