Started the first three games of the expansion season at center before being replaced by Dan Ryczek. Only saw action in one more game after that and was released a month into the season. Former 1st round pick of the Vikings in 1970 and alternated between the offensive and defensive lines in Minnesota before being left available for the veteran allocation draft. After being released by the Bucs was signed by the Bears for whom he played the final 10 games of that season. Passed away from cancer in 2012.