By Jeff Berlinicke
Two Tampa Bay Buccaneers were named to the Associated Press All-Pro first team on Monday.
Cornerback Ronde Barber and linebacker Derrick Brooks earned the honors. It was the seventh consecutive year Brooks has earned AP honors and the fourth time as a first-team selection.
Brooks was the Bucs' leading tackler for the seventh straight season, totaling 172 tackles while establishing a career high with three sacks. He is one of only two NFL players (Miami's Zach Thomas is the other) to have had 100 or more tackles in every season since 1996.
Barber earned his third first-team award, the others being in 2001 and 2004. He tied a career high with 111 tackles in 2004.
Barber also led the team with nine tackles for a loss and tied for the team lead with two fumble recoveries. He is second among all current NFL defensive backs with 18 career sacks.
Barber also ranks first in Bucs history with seven interception returns for touchdowns. Brooks is in second with six.
Barber,Brooks Earn Honors
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