Alstott to be honored Sunday
Former Pro Bowl fullback Mike Alstott will be honored at halftime when the Bucs host the Seattle Seahawks in a nationally televised game Sunday night, the team announced in a news release.
The game will begin with a special nighttime flyover prior to kickoff. All fans will receive a Mike Alstott commemorative gate giveaway, and there will be special halftime ceremonies.
Alstott retired in January after 12 seasons with the Bucs. He was a key component in turning the franchise into a perennial contender. He owns club records for most touchdowns scored (71), most rushing touchdowns (58) and most Pro Bowl appearances by an offensive player (6).
In addition to being the face of the franchise on the field, Alstott has been heavily involved with local charities, including the Children's Cancer Center, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, The Joshua and Special Olympics.
In the 2007 offseason, he and his wife Nicole formed the Mike Alstott Family Foundation with the goal of assisting in the uplifting of the minds, hearts and spirits of families and children on their way to realizing their full potential through various events, assistance programs and celebrations.