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.

 

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About the Author: Mark Cook

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 mark@pewterreport.com
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flashgordon
flashgordon
5 years ago

To bad Ricky Bell couldn’t have lived and played in the same years as Kevin House. Seemed Kevin House and Doug Williams fit each other to a tee.

– The Bucs looked a lot like the Raiders . . . bombs away!

jerseybucsfan
jerseybucsfan
5 years ago

House was incredibly exciting.

scubog
scubog
5 years ago

I remember that Lion’s game well. That season the Lion’s were undefeated at home and adopted the theme song “Another One Bite’s the Dust”. Winner would win the NFC Central Division. Few gave the “pastel pirates from the south” a chance Then Doug launched a beautiful pass that hit the fleet House in stride down the right sideline as the defender ate the dust in #89’s wake. The team returned to thousands of fans, including Scubog, at One Buc Place. That was a great day. Who knew then that it would be 16 years against those same Lions in the… Read more »

georgehicks
georgehicks
5 years ago

He was one of the best WR in the game. I hope Tampa will continued bringing back some of the bucs from the past GO BUCS

Bucsfan79
Bucsfan79
5 years ago

Man….memories. I use to pretend I was Kevin House growing up and no I am 46 year old, wow!! LMAO :)

Bucsfan79
Bucsfan79
Reply to  Bucsfan79
5 years ago

Now I am 46 years old….

scubog
scubog
5 years ago

I was Coach McKay making wisecracks.

bucsmaniac
bucsmaniac
5 years ago

I remember Kevin and the rest of the receivers liking the bombs cause when Doug threw a short slant they would get tattooed by the ball he threw so hard!!