TAMPA -- A quarterback with a familiar name will be among those who will attend the Bucs rookie minicamp as a tryout next month.
Vincent Testaverde, the son of former Bucs quarterback Vinny Testaverde, has received an invitation to participate in the camp on May 10-11 at the Advent Health Training Center.
His college coach at the University of Albany, Greg Gattuso, announced the news. Testaverde also participated in the Bucs' local pro day workout.
Testaverde, who played high school football at Jesuit, logged 1,714 passing yards and 11 touchdowns in his one season for the Great Danes. He completed 53.4 percent of his passes and averaged 214.2 passing yards a game. He initially went to Texas Tech and played there as a true freshman, but transferred to Miami, redshirted as a sophomore and was on the practice squad as a junior.
Thirty two years ago, the Bucs took Testaverde's father with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1987 NFL Draft out of Miami.
The elder Testaverde remains the Bucs’ all-time leading passer, totaling 14,820 passing yards over a six-year span with Tampa Bay. Current Bucs starter Jameis Winston enters next season just 192 passing yards behind Testaverde.
Testaverde will join the camp as an invited tryout, not to be confused with the undrafted free agents that the Bucs have signed and will also participate in the rookie minicamp. That group includes former Newsome running back Bruce Anderson, who played at North Dakota State.
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