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Tristan Wirfs is latest Buc to add Super Bowl ink

The right tackle has a new tattoo of the Lombardi Trophy and Tampa skyline on his right forearm.
Tristan Wirfs allowed only one sack while protecting Tom Brady and helping the Bucs win Super Bowl 55 during an unbelievable rookie season.
Tristan Wirfs allowed only one sack while protecting Tom Brady and helping the Bucs win Super Bowl 55 during an unbelievable rookie season. [ JEFF BOTTARI | Associated Press ]
Published Jul. 26

TAMPA ― Tristan Wirfs had an unbelievable rookie season, allowing only one sack while protecting Tom Brady and helping the Bucs win Super Bowl 55.

He was among the many Pro Bowl snubs for the Bucs. But Wirfs doesn’t wear his emotions on his sleeve.

Actually, he wears a new tattoo sleeve on his right arm depicting the Lombardi Trophy rising from the Tampa skyline.

Wirfs joins several Bucs teammates and coaches ― Mike Evans, Antoine Winfield Jr. and head coach Bruce Arians, among them ― to get a tattoo to commemorate the Super Bowl 55 win.

“I got mine probably three or four weeks ago, probably a month ago,” Wirfs said of his mark of excellence. “I was just looking at kind what everybody got. You know, I didn’t want to get the same thing but kind of had my own little idea.

“I think it turned out great. I like it.”

Donovan Smith: Tom Brady is not an alien

Rarely does a day go by when one of Tom Brady’s teammates isn’t asked about the Bucs’ celebrity quarterback.

“I mean, I don’t know what ya’ll painting him as. You think he’s like an alien or something?” left tackle Donovan Smith said. “He has a sense of humor. He’s human. I mean, I don’t know what you all want me to say. He likes to have fun. I mean, who doesn’t?

“Everybody’s got to have a sense of humor, joke around and whatnot. Like I said, that’s just our locker room, we like to have fun. There’s no sensitivity in there. It’s just a bunch of guys out there getting it.”

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