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Bucs make day for special fan

Along with head coach Greg Schiano, 7-year-old Darian Gibson breaks down the huddle to wrap up Friday's practice at One Buccaneer Place.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Along with head coach Greg Schiano, 7-year-old Darian Gibson breaks down the huddle to wrap up Friday's practice at One Buccaneer Place.

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There was a pretty cool moment at the end of Friday''s Bucs practice, when seven-year-old Darian Gibson was surprised and brought into the team's huddle.

Gibson, who was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), has undergone four open-heart surgeries in the last four and a half years, including two operations in 2012. But Gibson was standing tall Friday afternoon, when he received a standing ovation from Bucs players and coach Greg Schiano as he broke down the huddle to end the workout.

Gibson was also surprised with season tickets, courtesy of the team, and found out he'll be the honorary team captain for the exhibition opener against the Ravens Aug. 8.



[Last modified: Friday, July 26, 2013 3:57pm]

    

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