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Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard plans to pledge $100 per catch toward school supplies for children

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard is currently gearing up for just his third season atop the highest level after serving as a standout for the heralded Alabama Crimson Tide. Despite his status as a second-year player, Howard is already a veteran in giving back to the community so it seems.

According to a recent social media post, Howard will be donating $100 per catch this season while this money will be put toward buying local children school supplies.

“Will you take the pledge with me to give kids school resources for every catch I makes this season,” writes Howard. “I’ve already personally kicked off the campaign by making a pledge of $100/catch. Will you take the pledge with me. Go to pledgeit.org/ojhoward now to make your pledge.”

The soon-to-be 25-year-old Howard was originally selected by the Buccaneers in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Alabama. As a rookie back in 2017, the up-and-coming tight end appeared in 14 regular season games en route to producing 26 receptions for 432 yards and six touchdowns. In his second season with the Buccaneers a year ago, Howard appeared in 10 regular season games and tallied another 34 receptions for 565 yards and five touchdowns.

Although his numbers aren’t gaudy, a healthy Howard will surely be able to post an impressive season in 2019 as current Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston continues to fight for his job in Tampa Bay. With new head coach Bruce Arians also on board in Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers offense should run much smoother in 2019.