For his first nine seasons, Dallas Clark was a huge part of division titles, conference titles and one Super Bowl title with the Colts, a wingtips-and-briefcase franchise led by quarterback Peyton Manning. He averaged 59 catches during the five seasons he played at least 15 games, including 100 for 1,106 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2009.
But injuries and salary concerns conspired to make him part of the same Colts housecleaning that swept Manning to Denver.
Now starting over at 33, Clark is fitting in nicely with a young Bucs team that can use his playfulness and play-making ability.
After catching only nine passes through the first five games, Clark has 18 for 174 yards and three touchdowns over the past five, including the overtime winner last week at Carolina.