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19 Dec 1992: Linebacker Keith McCants of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on during a game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule Jr. /Allsport

Another sad day for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ family of players and fans.

Keith McCants was a first round pick for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1990. As a linebacker, he was picked 4th overall from the University of Alabama, where he was an All-American.

He played three seasons for the Buccaneers, and then for the Houston Oilers and Arizona Cardinals. According to Pro-Football Reference, McCants played 88 NFL games, had 192 tackles and 13.5 sacks. In college, he has among the most tackles in a season for Alabama with 119 in 1989.

Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies found McCants dead inside his home after 5 a.m. According to a spokesperson, he died of an apparent drug overdose. McCants was 53 years old.

McCants was arrested in 2018 for possession of cocaine, his 9th arrest in four counties, according to Tampabay.com.

[Source: News Channel 8]

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