One of the moments that Tampa Bay Bucs fans have been anticipating all season would be the induction on Monday night December 18th of former Super Bowl winning coach Jon Gruden into the Bucs “Ring of Honor.”
It lived up to the expectations and then some.
Gruden, who was working the game on ESPN national TV, was joined by his family, former players and staff and of course, the Buccaneers owners, the Glazer family on the field at the half the Bucs-Falcons Prime Time game. ESPN actually broadcasted his speech in its entirety.
He joined the late first ever Bucs coach, John McKay, and the late owner of the team, Malcolm Glazer as the only non-players out of the 11 inductees to the Ring thus far.
Without a doubt, the most classic moment, which drew roars from the Raymond James Stadium crowd was when members of the 2002 Super Bowl team dressed in street clothes wen to the North end zone and re-enacted Mike Alstott’s TD run.
Gruden told the audience live and on TV that he wanted “to call one more play” for his guys. The fans roared for it.
It was a neat night for the former seven year Buccaneer coach who has been in the ESPN booth now for the last nine seasons.
Re-live the speech and everything that went with it below:
Watch Jon Gruden's Ring of Honor halftime ceremony from last night! pic.twitter.com/d5WOgSgTBz
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) December 19, 2017
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