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After spending his first three professional seasons with the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers, Obradovich joined the Buccaneers in 1978 and teamed with fellow tight end Jimmie Giles to form a productive duo at that position. During the course of his high school, college and NFL football career, Obradovich never missed a game or even a practice.
After retiring in 1983, Obradovich focused on restaurant ventures, owning and operating Julie's Restaurant in Los Angeles from 1979 to 1997 and OB's Grill & Bar in Manhattan Beach and Tustin from 1993-2003. He then sold his restaurant business to focus on real estate development.
Obradovich currently owns J.R.O. Construction, which he founded in 1985. The firm develops custom single-family homes in the South Bay area (Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and El Segundo). Obradovich currently resides in Hermosa Beach, California.
Drafted by Tampa Bay in the third round of the 1977 NFL draft, Hannah played defensive end for two seasons before switching to offensive tackle in 1979. Impressively, he started 14 games at defensive end in 1978 and stepped in immediately as a starter at right tackle after his spring conversion in 1979. Hannah started in the 1979 NFC championship game and on two NFC Central championship teams with the Bucs under Head Coach John McKay.
In 1988, Hannah and Mike Bartoletta founded the Tampa-based Hannah-Bartoletta Homes, which has built hundreds of residences in the Bay area and has been recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal with a Fast 50 award as one of the area's fastest growing companies based on revenue growth.
Hannah is a past president and life director of the Tampa Bay Builders Association and also has served on the founding board of trustees of Academy at the Lakes Day School in Land O'Lakes, Florida.
Drafted by Tampa Bay in the third round of the 1982 NFL Draft, Bell played tight end and U-Back for five seasons before suffering a career-ending injury versus the Chicago Bears in 1986. In his five seasons, Bell played in 60 games and started 31, recording 101 catches. He was a member of the Buccaneers' 1982 playoff team under Head Coach John McKay.
After attaining his MBA from the University of Tampa, Bell started his professional business career at IBM. He has remained in the Information Technology industry for more than 20 years and is currently a Senior Account Manager with Forsythe Solutions Group.
Bell has remained in the Tampa Bay area since his retirement from football and is still very active in the community. Over the years, he has served on numerous boards, most noticeably The University of South Florida Board of Trustees, the Hillsborough Community College Board of Trustees, the Board of Trustees of Tampa Preparatory High School and the corporate board of the Greater Tampa Boys and Girls Club.
In 1992, he and his wife Ruth, were very proud to establish the Ruth and Jerry Bell Endowed Scholarship at the University of South Florida. Over the years, their scholarship has provided tuition assistance to more than 100 students, with more to come.
A third-round pick by Tampa Bay in 1991, Dawsey enjoyed immediate success upon entering the league, leading the Bucs with 55 receptions and setting a then-rookie Buccaneer record for receiving yards with 818. That performance earned him Sports Illustrated's Rookie of the Year award. Dawsey, who retired from professional football after the 1999 season, ranks eighth on Tampa Bay's list of career receiving yards with 2,842 and 11th in career receptions with 206.
Since retiring, Dawsey has kept football a central part of his life, coaching at Louisiana State University as a graduate assistant and then at the University of South Florida as a wide receivers coach from 2004-2006. This year, Dawsey joins the Florida State University staff as a wide receivers coach in a move that represents a reunion with his alma mater, where played from 1987-1990.