• Best all-around athlete at Greenville High, 1972.
• Led Greenville to state football championship.
• Starred for baseball team as power-hitting shortstop.
• Starred in baseball for Alcorn State for three seasons as first baseman.
• Went out for football as a senior and then made All-SWAC two seasons (1975-76).
• Drafted by Los Angels Dodgers.
• Played one season in the Dodgers farm system.
• Drafted in 1977 by Houston Oilers in the third round and started as a rookie for Bum Phillips.
• Traded to Tampa Bay for first pick of the 1978 draft.
• Made All-Pro four years with Tampa Bay, caught touchdown passes in two Pro Bowls.
• Was voted NFC’s tight end of the decade of the ’90s.
• Inducted into Tampa Bay‘s Ring of Honor, 2011.
• Also played for Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles, finishing career with 350 catches, for 5,084 yards and 41 touchdowns.
Did You Know?
Jimmie played baseball at Alcorn three seasons before going out for football. He played one season of professional baseball in the Dodgers organization.