NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Larry Ball 53 LB 1976 13 0
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
Louisville 6-6 249 27-Sep-49
How acquiredHow left
Veteran allocation draft 1976 Camp cut 1977
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Profile
Former member of the perfect 1972 Miami Dolphins who came to the Bucs from Detroit in the veteran allocation draft of 1976. Played in all bar one of the games (DNP v Cincinnati) in the expansion season of 1976 but did not make the roster the following season. Was originally a 4th round pick of the Dolphins in 1972 and played three seasons for Don Shula. Scored a touchdown in the 1975 season opener for Detroit when he returned a blocked punt for a score against Green Bay. Went back to Miami having been released by the Buccaneers and played another 14 games for the Dolphins over the next two seasons. Appeared in the NFL Films re-visit of the expansion Buccaneers made in 2001 but mistakenly is credited with being the only person to play for both the perfect Dolphins and "perfect" Buccaneers. Maulty Moore also holds this dubious distinction too.

1976
GamesStarts
13 0

Interceptions
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1976 1 2 2.0 2 0
Total 1 2 2.0 2 0
Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
1976 11 7 18
Total 11 7 18
Special Teams' Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
1976 1 0 1
Total 1 0 1
Passes Defensed
Season No.
1976 1
Total 1