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Buccaneers induct Malcolm Glazer into Ring of Honor

The former owner became the tenth person to be inducted in the Bucs’ Ring of Honor.

New York Giants vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers - November 24, 2003 Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers inducted former owner Malcolm Glazer into the team’s Ring of Honor at half time against the New England Patriots. Glazer passed away in 2014, and his family still owns and runs the team.

Malcolm Glazer bought the Buccaneers in 1995 after building a fortune in real estate, and proceeded to turn the laughing stock of the NFL into a championship team. He brought Tony Dungy to Tampa, who turned them into a perennial playoff team, and then got Jon Gruden to help them win a Super Bowl.

While the Bucs obviously declined in his later years, it’s not clear how involved Glazer still was in the day-to-day affairs back then.

Glazer will join Lee Roy Selmon, John McKay, Jimmie Giles, Paul Gruber, Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks, John Lynch, Mike Alstott and Doug Williams in the Ring of Honor. Jon Gruden will join that group later this year.