Alex Cappa’s season is officially over after he suffered a fractured ankle in last weekend’s NFL playoff game, but the former Humboldt State star received some high praise this week from legendary quarterback Tom Brady.
On Friday, Cappa was placed on injured Reserve, meaning he will miss at least three games and thus ending his season.
He started all 17 games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this year, including last weekend’s win over the Washington Football Team, the team’s first playoff win in 18 years.
Cappa was ranked No. 18 out of 84 NFL guards this season, according to Pro Football Focus.
“[He’s] one of the tough guys we’ve had on our team,” Brady told Buccaneers.com. “We’ve had a really great group up front, [including] guys who have filled in at different times. ‘Cap’ has been there really the whole year, had a tremendous year. [He’s] a tough, hard-nosed football player.”
Cappa was drafted by Bucs in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft and was in his second year as a starter.
The Bucs continue their playoff run at New Orleans this weekend.