Mike honored at halftime Oct. 19

he Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that FB Mike Alstott will be honored at halftime when the Buccaneers host the Seattle Seahawks in a nationally televised game on Sunday night, October 19, 2008.

All fans will receive a Mike Alstott commemorative ticket, a Mike Alstott commemorative gate giveaway, and there will be special halftime ceremonies. The event is sponsored by Buccaneers Pewter Partner Hess.

Alstott retired on January 24, 2008 after 12 seasons with the Buccaneers. He entered the league as a second-round selection (35th overall) by the Buccaneers in the 1996 NFL Draft and was a key component in turning the franchise into a perennial contender. He owns clubs records for most touchdowns scored (71), most rushing touchdowns (58) and most Pro Bowl appearances by an offensive player (6).

In eight of his 12 seasons, Alstott led or tied for the team lead in rushing touchdowns, including a career-high 10 scores in 2001. Twice during his career he rushed for three touchdowns in a single game (vs. Minnesota, 10/28/01, and at Cincinnati, 12/27/98) and seven times he rushed for 100 or more yards, including a career-high 131 yards vs. Denver (9/26/99).

Alstott was not only the face of the franchise on the field, but he was, and will continue to be, a pillar in the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg community as well.