Football Player / TV Personality
Date Of Birth:
19 December 1971
Place Of Birth:
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.