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Joey Knight - Bucs Reporter

Bucs Reporter

I'm a fourth-generation Floridian born at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, which makes me somewhat of a demographic outlier. My family arrived in Zephyrhills before McDonald's, and I've resided there most of my life. When I was a grade-schooler, my passions were sports and creative writing, in that order. Today I'm an old-schooler (don't be dissing on '80s hard rock), and that order has been flipped. I love telling stories, be they about first basemen or first responders. These days, I cover the Bucs, but I'll dabble in other stuff (Colleges, Rays, Gasparilla Distance Classic, etc.).

  1. Bucs tailback Leonard Fournette (7), receiver Chris Godwin (14) and tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) prepare for practice at the team's mandatory minicamp in June.
  2. The Bucs have announced they’ve placed safety Jordan Whitehead on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  3. Bucs running back Leonard Fournette (28) works for extra yards during Super Bowl 55 against the Chiefs in February. Fournette didn't join the team for its visit Tuesday to the White House.
  4. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady, left, and President Joe Biden, right, arrive for a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday.
  5. USF kicker Maikon Bonani (28) celebrates his game-winning field goal following the Bulls' 37-34 upset of No. 11 Kansas on Sept. 12, 2008, at Raymond James Stadium.
  6. Bucs rookie offensive lineman Robert Hainsey (70) works out during the team's rookie minicamp in May.
  7. Team USA softball coach Ken Eriksen and his squad begin Olympic play tonight against Italy.
  8. Orioles first baseman Ryan Mountcastle nearly collides with Rays catcher Mike Zunino during a second-inning putout Monday night at Tropicana Field. Zunino left the game shortly thereafter with hip flexor tightness.
  9. Rays left-hander Shane McClanahan starts tonight against the Orioles following a 10-day layoff.
  10. Orioles All-Star centerfielder Cedric Mullins isn't in the starting lineup for tonight's game against Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field.
  11. Illinois defensive end Bobby Roundtree was a multi-sport star at Largo High, from where he graduated in 2017.
  12. Chiefs cornerback Charvarius Ward (35) attempts to tackle Bucs running back Leonard Fournette (28) during Super Bowl 55 at Raymond James Stadium.
  13. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy kisses the Stanley Cup after his team's 1-0 win against the Montreal Canadiens in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals at Amalie Arena on July 7, 2021.
  14. Bucs third-year coach Bruce Arians, who has two full-time female coaches on his staff, will add another woman (Brown University assistant Heather Marini) as part of the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship during training camp.
  15. Wake Forest first baseman Bobby Seymour (3), the 2019 ACC Player of the Year, was drafted by the Rays in the 13th round Tuesday.
  16. Former Brandon High athletic standout Paul "Mr. Wonderful" Orndorff, seen here wrestling Mr. T, was a co-headliner of the first WrestleMania in 1985.
  17. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady (12) received more than 28,000 abusive tweets in the last calendar year, an online study has revealed.
  18. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady (12) looks onto the field during the team's mandatory minicamp at AdventHealth Training Center in June.
  19. Defenseman Guilherme Silva, a junior, participates at a Leto High hockey practice at XTRA Ice in Tampa in November. The Leto hockey team is the beneficiary of the Lightning Made Program, a community-based initiative sponsored by the Lightning to grow the sport in the Tampa Bay area.
  20. New USF receivers coach/pass-game coordinator Bobby Bentley observes the Bulls' spring game at Raymond James Stadium in March.
  21. Monte Kiffin served as the Bucs' defensive coordinator from 1996-2008.
  22. A Montreal Canadiens fan waves a flag before Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Monday. No team from Canada has won the Cup since 1993.
  23. USF second-year coach Jeff Scott directs players during a March 2 spring practice on campus. The 2021 Bulls open their season Sept. 2 at North Carolina State.