The 1976 Expansion Buccaneer Tight Ends |
In the mid 1970s, the passing game utilised the tight end on a far less-often basis. And seeing as the Bucs had a less-than-stellar passing game in the first place, the listing of 1976 Buc tight ends is never going to regarded as being one of the best class in their history.
|87||John Andrews||One of the NFL journeymen who came to Tampa looking for a continuance of their pro careers. But it didn't happen for John.
||84||Barry Burton||Interesting combination of a tight end and punter who played in the final three pre-season games for the 1976 Buccaneers |
| ||Charles Cleveland||Was traded to the New York Jets on 24 June 1976 for a future draft choice. Never played in the NFL and was not drafted by any team either so we have no records of his career.
||87||David Grammell||Never played in the NFL at all and was only a Buccaneer for a matter of days but they were memorable ones all the same as he racked up some frequent flyer mileage.
|90|| ||Vin Hoover||Another of those real unknown players who were part of the training camp equation but never played in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or for any other team.
||Brad Jenkins||Having been drafted by the Bucs, he announced that he had no intention of pursuing a professional football career and did not even attend camp or appeared in the NFL with any team. |
|86|| ||Bob Moore||The first pick of the expansion draft and a Buc for the first two seasons making 12 starts in the process.
||80||Jack Novak||Played the first two seasons in Tampa Bay as the back-up TE but also made three starts in that time too.
|82|| ||Fred Pagac||Played some tight end but mainly used on special teams throughout the 1976 season. Now the LB coach of the Vikings.