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.
87John AndrewsOne of the NFL journeymen who came to Tampa looking for a continuance of their pro careers. But it didn't happen for John. 84Barry BurtonInteresting combination of a tight end and punter who played in the final three pre-season games for the 1976 Buccaneers
Charles ClevelandWas 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. 87David GrammellNever 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 HooverAnother 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 JenkinsHaving 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 MooreThe first pick of the expansion draft and a Buc for the first two seasons making 12 starts in the process. 80Jack NovakPlayed the first two seasons in Tampa Bay as the back-up TE but also made three starts in that time too.
82 Fred PagacPlayed some tight end but mainly used on special teams throughout the 1976 season. Now the LB coach of the Vikings.