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Veteran tight end utilized as a talented pass receiver and formidable blocker in the running game… Played in 116 career games with 40 starts… Played in eight career playoff games with two starts… Totaled 199 career receptions for 2,174 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns… Totaled 20 catches for 220 yards and four touchdowns in the playoffs... Surpassed 2,000 career receiving yards vs. San Diego (12/21/08)… Appeared in his 100th career game vs. Oakland (12/28/08)… Originally entered the league as a first-round pick (28th overall) of the Seattle Seahawks in the 2002 NFL Draft… Signed by the Buccaneers as a free agent on April 29, 2007.
2009: Played in all 16 games with eight starts (vs. Dallas, at Buffalo, vs. N.Y. Giants, at Philadelphia, vs. Carolina, at Atlanta, at Carolina and at Seattle)… Started season opener against Dallas (9/13) as Bucs began the game with two tight ends… Posted four catches for 41 yards… Started at Buffalo (9/20) as Bucs opened with two tight ends… Totaled three receptions for 24 yards, including a six-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter… Started against N.Y. Giants (9/27) in two-tight end set and had one catch for six yards… Saw action at Washington (10/4)… Started at Philadelphia (10/11) in two-tight end set and had one reception… Started against Carolina (10/18) in two-tight end set… Saw action against New England (10/25) and against Green Bay (11/8)… One reception for 15 yards at Miami (11/15)… One catch for five yards against New Orleans (11/22)… Started at Atlanta (11/29) as Bucs opened in two-tight end set and posted one catch for six yards… Started at Carolina (12/6) in two-tight end set and had one reception for nine yards… Saw action against N.Y. Jets (12/13)… Started at Seattle (12/20)… Had one catch for nine yards at New Orleans (12/27)… Posted one reception for 14 yards against Atlanta (1/3).
2008: Played in 14 games (all but at New Orleans and vs. Atlanta) with three starts (at Chicago, at Carolina and at Atlanta) for Tampa Bay… Ranked fifth on the team with 36 receptions for 397 yards and two touchdowns… Caught the game-tying one-yard touchdown pass with seven seconds left in regulation at Chicago (9/21)… Finished the game with five receptions for 61 yards and one touchdown… Saw reserve action vs. Green Bay (9/28)… Saw reserve action at Denver (10/5) and had one reception for 12 yards… Saw reserve action vs. Carolina (10/12) and had two receptions for 10 yards… Saw reserve action vs. Seattle (10/19) and had four receptions for 55 yards… Saw reserve action at Dallas (10/26) and had three receptions for 16 yards… Saw reserve action at Kansas City (11/2)… Saw reserve action vs. Minnesota (11/16) and led the team with six receptions for 84 yards, both career-highs… Also had a key 31-yard reception down to the one-yard line on a second-and-25, which set up the Buccaneers only touchdown… Saw reserve action at Detroit (11/23) and had two receptions for 29 yards and a 24-yard touchdown in the second quarter… Saw reserve action vs. New Orleans (11/30) and had two receptions for 21 yards… Started at tight end at Carolina (12/8) and had five receptions for 33 yards… Started at tight end at Atlanta (12/14) and had two receptions for 27 yards… Surpassed the 2,000-yard receiving plateau vs. San Diego (12/21)… Finished the game with two receptions for 21 yards… Appeared in his 100th career game vs. Oakland (12/28)… Finished the game with two receptions for 28 yards.
2007: Played in 15 games (all but against Atlanta) with three starts (vs. Tennessee, at Atlanta, and at New Orleans) for Tampa Bay… Also saw action in playoff game… Totaled 18 receptions for 189 yards and four touchdowns… Saw action at Indianapolis (10/7), making first reception as a Buccaneer when he caught a five-yard pass in the fourth quarter… Also caught a nine-yard pass later in the quarter from QB Bruce Gradkowski… Made first start as a Buccaneer against Tennessee (10/14), as team began the game in a two-tight end set… Saw action at Detroit (10/21), catching four passes for 19 yards… Saw action against Jacksonville (10/28), posting two catches for 45 yards… Started at Atlanta (11/18) when the team opened up in a two-tight end set… Started at New Orleans (12/2) when the team opened in a two-tight end set… Caught two passes for eight yards, including the game-winning touchdown on a four-yard pass with 14 seconds remaining… Saw action at San Francisco (12/23) and caught a regular season career-high two touchdowns, including a season-long 24-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter… Finished the contest with four receptions for a career-high 73 yards… Saw action against Carolina (12/30) and caught four passes for 30 yards, including a three-yard first quarter touchdown… Saw action against N.Y. Giants in NFC Wild Card Game (1/6) and caught one pass for five yards.
2006: Played in 11 games with six starts for Seattle… Totaled 22 receptions for 231 yards and four touchdowns… Declared inactive the first five games of the season because of injury (knee)… Made season debut vs. Minnesota (10/22)… Tied for the team lead with three receptions for 20 yards at Kansas City (10/29), with one touchdown… Started vs. St. Louis (11/12) and caught three passes for 29 yards and caught a 15-yard touchdown, tying the mark for most touchdown receptions by a tight end in team history (13)… Caught three-yard touchdown pass vs. Green Bay (11/27), which gave him the most scoring grabs by a tight end in team history (14)... Tied a career-high with five receptions for 64 yards vs. San Francisco (12/14)… Led the team with four receptions for 54 yards at Tampa Bay (12/31)… Led the team with five receptions for 77 yards vs. Dallas (1/6) in NFC Wild Card game… Tied WR Steve Largent’s postseason team record with two touchdowns, including a career-long 37-yard score… Started at Chicago (1/14) in NFC Divisional Playoff game and caught two passes for 18 yards.
2005: Played in all 16 games with 11 starts for Seattle… Totaled a career-high 45 receptions for 554 yards and five touchdowns… Set club records for tight ends in yards (554) and touchdowns (five)… Also set career-high in receptions (45)… Caught career-long 35-yard touchdown vs. Atlanta (9/18)… Recorded single-game career-highs in receptions (five) vs. Dallas (10/23) and vs. Indianapolis (12/24)… Recorded three catches for a season-high 65 yards and one touchdown at St. Louis (10/9)… Totaled 11 catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns in playoffs.
2004: Played in all 16 games with five starts for Seattle… Totaled 31 receptions for 349 yards and three touchdowns… Added one kickoff return for 12 yards on the season… Against St. Louis (10/10), hauled in first touchdown of season… Caught season-high four passes for 50 yards at New England (10/17)… Added four receptions at San Francisco (11/7)… Had two catches for season-high 58 yards on Monday night football vs. Dallas (12/6)… Caught touchdowns in two of the last three games, at N.Y. Jets (12/19) and vs. Atlanta (1/2/05)… Caught one pass for 16 yards in the playoff game vs. St. Louis (1/8/05).
2003: Played in all 16 games for Seattle… Totaled six receptions for 72 yards… Started three games: at Arizona (9/14), vs. St. Louis (9/21), and at St. Louis (12/14) when the offense opened in a two-tight end formation… Caught one pass for 17 yards vs. Pittsburgh (11/2)… Saw extended playing time vs. Cleveland (11/30) and hauled in two passes for 20 yards… Against Arizona (12/21), caught a season-long 26-yard pass… Saw time at tight end and on special teams in the Wild Card game at Green Bay (1/4/04).
2002: Saw action in 12 games with one start for Seattle… Set franchise receiving marks for a rookie tight end with 26 catches, 252 yards and three touchdowns… Made NFL debut at Oakland (9/8) and had three receptions for 18 yards… Started first career game and caught one pass for 10 yards vs. Minnesota (9/29), but left game in the second quarter (ankle)… Declared inactive the next four games… Returned from ankle injury to play at Arizona (11/10)… Caught two passes, including his first-career touchdown, a six-yarder from QB Matt Hasselbeck vs. Kansas City (11/24)… Totaled three catches for 32 yards that included second touchdown catch of the season, an 11-yarder, vs. Philadelphia (12/8)… Also had three catches for 19 yards, including his third touchdown reception in four games, at Atlanta (12/15)… Tied WR Darrell Jackson and WR Koren Robinson for team lead with a career-high four receptions and career-high 70 yards vs. St. Louis (12/22)… Caught four passes for 22 yards at San Diego (12/29).
Entered the draft as a redshirt junior and left the University of Washington ranking third in catches among tight ends (74) and fourth among tight ends in receiving yards (953)… Started 22 of the 27 games he appeared in and was a semifinalist for the 2000 John Mackey Award, given to the nation’s top tight end… Junior season cut short due to a broken left foot suffered vs. Idaho… Played in five games, starting vs. Idaho and in the season finale at Miami, and recorded 10 receptions for 88 yards… Tallied a career-high, and set a school bowl-game record, with nine receptions for 109 yards and a score vs. Texas in the 2001 Holiday Bowl… As a sophomore, set a school record with 43 catches for 600 yards and three touchdowns while starting all 11 games… Named All-American Second-Team by Gannett News Service, College Football News, and Football News… All-Pac-10 Conference Second-Team selection by coaches and media, while Football News named him First-Team All-Pac-10… Co-winner of KOMO 1000’s Most Outstanding Offensive Player award… Caught five passes for 51 yards in the team’s 2001 Rose Bowl win over Purdue… Played in all 11 games as a redshirt freshman, starting nine, while hauling in 21 passes for 265 yards and four scores… His 21 receptions were the most ever by a freshman tight end… Earned Freshman All-American Second-Team honors by The Sporting News and an All-Pac-10 Freshman team choice by the Seattle P-I… Redshirted the year before and spent the first part of the season as scout squad quarterback before converting to tight end… Majored in American Ethnic Studies.
Visited Webb Middle School to promote health and fitness at a “What Moves U” fitness rally in November 2008… Joined other Bucs players at Metropolitan Ministries to help run Gatorade Junior Training Camp as part of the annual LAMPLighters event, which is part of a birthday event for children at the shelter… Along with Will Allen, spoke to students at Turkey Creek Middle School in Plant City about the importance of physical activity and sound nutrition during a Buccaneers and American Heart Association “What Moves U” fitness rally in January 2008… Top quarterback prospect out of Olympia’s River Ridge High where he passed for 1,497 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior, and also had 17 catches for 242 yards and three scores… Also played basketball and ran track… Has one brother and two sisters… Sister, Jameka, played volleyball at the University of Hawaii… Born Jerramy Stevens on November 13, 1979 in Olympia, Washington.
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