Bucs Take C Quaccia With Final Draft Pick

April 21 - With their fourth draft pick of the seventh round and their final pick of the 2002 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Stanford center Zack Quaccia. The diverse offensive lineman can play at both the center and guard position and started for the Cardinals for three seasons.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Stanford center/guard Zack Quaccia with their fourth pick of the seventh round and final pick of the 2002 NFL Draft.

The Pewter Pirates like to have diverse offensive linemen. The Bucs recently re-signed C/G Todd Washington to a long-term contract, and they plan on having Quaccia add depth to both the center and guard position.

"He's (Quaccia) is a guard, center swing guy that's been in a pro-style offense," said Bucs head coach Jon Gruden" "He made all the calls on a very successful football team. A guy who will add some versatility and depth to our offensive line."

Quaccia (6-4, 309) was a three-year starter at Stanford, and possesses a typical center's frame. Last season, he was a All-Pac 10 Conference second-team selection. He also recorded 69 knockdown blocks while starting every game at center for the Cardinals. Quaccia was part of a Nebraska offensive line last season that allowed just 23 quarterback sacks and helped the offense average 451.5 yards per game.

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