PewterReport.com has teamed up with our friends at BucPower.com to bring you highlight videos from past Tampa Bay Buccaneer stars in a occasional feature, call Bucs Flashback. Paul Stewart runs the most comprehensive historical Bucs site on the web, and has begun putting together highlight videos from his vast archive of games he has collected over the years.
Last week we featured former running back Ricky Bell and this week we take a look at one of the best receivers in team history, Kevin House.
House joined the Buccaneers in 1980 as a second-round pick from Southern Illinois and made an impact early recording 24 receptions for 531 yards (22.3 avg.) and five touchdowns as a rookie in John McKay’s run-heavy offense. House quickly became the Bucs long ball threat showcasing his excellent speed and giving quarterback Doug Williams a legitimate down-field target. In his second season, House became the Buccaneers first 1,000 yard receiver, totaling 56 receptions for 1,176 yards, while recording a career-high nine touchdown catches, including an 84-yard score in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions in the Pontiac Silverdome in a NFC Central winner-take-all game. House’s score against the favorited Lions propelled the Bucs into the playoffs for the second time in three seasons.
In 1984 House once again eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark, with a 76-catch, 1,005 yard season. House ended his Bucs career in 1986 finishing as one of the best receivers in franchise history, where he currently stands third in receptions(286), second in yardage (4,928) and second in touchdowns(31).
To see a recent interview House did with Buccaneers.com, click here.
Visit BucPower.com for more historical Buccaneers information from Paul Stewart who started the Bucs UK Fan Club and has been an avid fan and friend of the organization since 1982.
Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org