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Biography of Tampa Bay Buccaneers great Jimmie Giles

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Jimmie Giles

Born: Natchez, Miss.Pos.: TENo.: 88Buc years: 1978-86

Acquired: From Houston Oilers with first- and second-round picks in 1978 and third- and fifth-round picks in 1979 for the first overall pick in 1978, which became Earl Campbell.

Released by Bucs: Oct. 27, 1986

Other teams: Lions (1986-87), Eagles (1987-89)

Bucs stats: 112 starts (10th in team history), 279 catches (eighth), 4,300 yards (third), 34 touchdown catches (first)

Bucs highlights: Became team's first offensive Pro Bowl player in 1980, when his 33 catches were first in the NFL among tight ends. … Four Pro Bowls are second among offensive players in team history (Mike Alstott's six). … Holds team record of four touchdown catches (Oct. 20, 1985). … Holds team record for longest catch by a tight end of 81 yards (Nov. 1, 1981).

Biography of Tampa Bay Buccaneers great Jimmie Giles 12/03/11 [Last modified: Saturday, December 3, 2011 7:57pm]
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