Made the 1977 team as an undrafted free agent and was a starting linebacker on the best defense in the NFL for the next three years. Started for almost six seasons but was pretty much just a special teams' player during his final year in 1985. He was the last member of the team that played in the Bucs' first win in franchise history to leave the squad. Became a starter as a real unknown in the Bucs' second season and formed a partnership with Richard "Batman" Wood that lasted nearly a decade. His brother Robert, was the drummer for KC and the Sunshine Band.