Bucs honoring Jimme Giles

A man who was once traded so the Houston Oilers could grab the No. 1 pick in the 1978 draft and get running back Earl Campbell is being honored by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Jimme Giles, a tight end on the first Bucs teams to make playoff runs, will be indiucted into the team’s Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium, according to Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune.

The Bucs acquired Giles and four draft picks from the Oilers for the No. 1 pick in 1978. One of the draft picks was used on a quarterback from Grambling – Doug Williams. After Williams arrived, Giles was one of his primary targets and he still holds the club record for most career touchdown receptions.

Giles joins Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon and former coach John McKay in the Ring of Honor.

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