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Jimmie Giles

Born: Nov 8, 1954

Birthplace: Greenville

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

Jimmie Giles

Date of Birth : Nov 8, 1954
Birth Place : Greenville

Jimmie Giles, Jr;, is a former professional American football player who was drafted by the Houston Oilers in the third round of the 1977 NFL Draft. A 6 ft 3 in, 238 lb tight end from Alcorn State University, Giles played in 13 NFL seasons from 1977 to 1989. A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Giles's career flourished as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the early and mid-1980s, despite being used mainly as a blocker during several seasons in which he fell into disfavor with the coaching staff. Giles' benching coincided with a training-camp holdout, the first in Buccaneer history by a player under contract, and the difficult Doug Williams negotiations that resulted in his departure for the USFL. Giles' four touchdowns against the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 20, 1985 tied Earl Campbell's record for the most touchdowns by a Dolphins opponent, and is still the Buccaneers' single-game record. Dolphins coach Don Shula said of the performance, "I can't remember any tight end dominating us that way". Buccaneer teammate Gerald Carter said that Giles could have been "one of the best all-time tight ends, if they'd used him more".


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