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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