Came to the Bucs in the allocation draft before the 1976 season and went on to start at left tackle for most of the next eight seasons. Had played his first two seasons in Pittsburgh and won Super Bowl rings with the Steelers on both occasions. Was one of the last six original Bucs left on the roster after the franchise's first eight seasons. Originally entered the league as a 5th round pick of the Steelers in 1973.
Played most the 1976 expansion season and started three games at middle linebacker. Had made the team as an undrafted free agent out of Florida State but did not play more than the single season in Tampa Bay. Was injured in the game in Oakland and missed the final two games having been put on injured reserve.