NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Howard Fest 72 G 1976-77 19 14
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
Texas 6-6 260 11-Apr-46
How acquiredHow left
Veteran allocation draft 1976 Retired after the 1977 season
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Profile
Was a 6th round pick of the Bengals in 1968 and spent eight seasons as a back-up on the Cincinnati offensive line before coming to Tampa Bay in the veteran allocation draft. Played the first two seasons in Buc history, starting 14 games on the line including every game in the expansion year (13 at left guard and one in Oakland at left tackle). Was famously quoted after John McKay asked his team where most games are lost meaning in preparation, only for Fest to reply, "Right here with the Buccaneers". Never played again in the NFL after leaving Tampa Bay.

1976 1977
GamesStartsGamesStarts
14 14 5 0