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WHO: Robert Hunt. HT/WT: 6-3, 307.

POSITION: Offensive guard/tackle. COLLEGE: Virginia.

GLORY DAYS: Hunt started the final eight games of the season as a junior at Virginia and every game in his senior year. But more importantly, Hunt said the brotherhood he established with the seven or eight other five-year players will be a lasting memory. "We were just like a big family and we had been through the wars. Those were great times."

BRUSH WITH GREATNESS: When he was in the seventh grade, Charles Stukes, a defensive back for the Colts and Rams from 1967-73, spoke to his class. He was taken aback by Stukes'message. Seven years later, as a sophomore at Virginia, the Cavaliers signed Charlie Stukes. "I saw the name and thought: "Hey, I remember a Charlie Stukes who came to my class years ago.' " It turned out to be his son and Hunt met the father a second time. "I told him that I never forgot the time he came and talked to us."

WHAT HE HAS TO DO TO MAKE THE TEAM: The Bucs mantra has been that they could never have too much depth on the offensive line and they must have liked something in Hunt to draft him. Hunt is listed behind starting right guard Frank Middleton and will have to beat out Jamie Vanderveldt, who spent the 1998 season on the Bucs practice roster.

QUOTE: "Mentally, I have to be prepared for every situation and learn from every opportunity," said Hunt. "I have to learn from watching the veterans and asking questions."

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