By Ray Hamill — Former Humboldt State star Alex Cappa will begin his playoff journey with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday after what has been a breakout season for him.
Praised this week for his play by none other than legendary quarterback Tom Brady, Cappa and his teammates will end a 13-year playoff drought for the franchise when they travel to play the Washington Football Team.
It’s an historic occasion for Humboldt State football, as Cappa attempts to become the first former Lumberjack to reach the Super Bowl since Wendell Hayes did it with the Kansas City Chiefs back in 1970.
The Bucs have not won a playoff game since they defeated the Oakland Raiders in the Super Bowl back in the 2002 season.
Cappa, who played for HSU from 2014-17, is coming off an impressive season with the Bucs in just his second year as a starter.
In early December, the Dublin, CA., native led all NFC guards in Pro Bowl fan voting.
Tampa Bay comes into the playoff clash with a record of 11-5 while the Washington Football Team is 7-9, but Washington gets to host courtesy of winning its division.
The game is set for 5:15 p.m. and will be televised live on NBC.