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The Buccaneers sign DE Larry Webster III.


The Buccaneers signed DE Larry Webster III to the practice squad on Tuesday and released FB Austin Johnson.

Webster III, who was selected in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions, and signed a 4-year contract, was waived at the end of the 2014 preseason.

From that release, until the Panthers signed him to a futures contract in 2016, he played in one game for the Panthers, recording 1 tackle. He was later released at the beginning of the 2017 season by those same Carolina Panthers.

During his collegiate career at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, he made quite an impression. During his junior year, in 2012, he was selected to the Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-Super Region One Team, followed by a 2013 selection to the All-PSAC Eastern Division first team, as well as an honorable mention on the D2football.com All-American Team in 2012, which resulted in another Don Hansen NCAA Division II selection that same year, but this time to the All-American Team.

As his achievements continued to grow, he was selected the following year to the All-Super Region One First Team by Daktronkics, named the Beyond Sports Network Defensive Athlete of the Week in December of 2013, and finished as a finalist for the Cliff Harris Award.

In 2014, he was selected to the Don Hansen Football Gazette NCAA Division II All-American third team, All-PSAC first team, and played in the East-West Shrine Game (for the West).

Ironically, Webster III only played two seasons of college football, recording 88 tackles, with 26 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and an interception. He did spend most of his college career playing basketball for Bloomburg university of Pennsylvania.

Side note: Larry Webster III is the son of former NFL DT Larry Webster Jr., who played 11 seasons in the NFL between 1992 and 2002, for the Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, and the New York football Jets. While Webster didn’t have an overly impressive career, he has accomplished the feat of winning a Super Bowl, when his Baltimore Ravens in defeated the New York Giants and won Super Bowl XXXV, which was held in Raymond James Stadium back in 2001.

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