NFL Alumnus Derrick Brooks is Tampa’s Citizen of the Year

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Derrick Brooks, a nine-time All-Pro linebacker with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and a member of the pro football Hall of Fame, is Tampa’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year.

Brooks was praised for turning around the lives of impoverished, at-risk young people in Tampa. He is also the President of the Tampa Bay Storm Arena Football team, co-founder of Brooks-DeBartolo Collegiate High School and founder of Derrick Brooks Charities, Inc., which donates about $700,000 annually to help young people get educational opportunities.

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