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Bucs' recognize longest employee Hobbs with nice gesture: 35-years, $35,000



Before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers played their first game, Jill Hobbs was working for them.

She took a temporary job with the organization in the summer of 1976. The following spring, on April 15, 1976, she accepted a full-time position.

On Friday, the Glazer family which owns the Bucs marked Hobb’s 35th anniversary by presenting her with a framed No. 35 Buccaneers jersey bearing her last name.

But that wasn’t quite enough.

With the staff gathered in the auditorium at One Buc Place,  co-chairman Bryan Glazer went backstage and emerged with a second – and even more generous gift: a check made out to Hobbs for $35,000.

Hobbs has held various positions such as executive assistant to the general manager and her current role as the Buccaneers' Player Benefits & Alumni Programs Manager. But Friday had to be her favorite day on the job.


[Last modified: Friday, April 13, 2012 7:23pm]


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