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Dan LeFevour signs with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

In a surprising move, the Tampa Bay Bucs go to the former Central Michigan star to add depth at the quarterback spot.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Twitter earlier today that they signed  former Central Michigan Chippewa quarterback Dan LeFevour to their active roster. LeFevour will join current starter Jameis Winston, and backups Mike Glennon and Ryan Griffin.

LeFevour, who stands at 6'3", 230 lbs., was last on an active NFL roster in 2011 as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars. LeFevour was a 6th round selection in 2010 to the Chicago Bears, who waived him in training camp. Cincinnati claimed LeFevour off waivers, and spent that entire season as the reserve quarterback on the active roster. LeFevour played between the Bengals and the Colts' practice squads in 2011, before landing on the Jacksonville active roster. LeFevour has not registered an active stat in the NFL.

LeFevour showed flashes of promise in the Canadian Football League, really catching on with the Hamilton TigerCats in 2014. A brutal ACL injury ultimately ended that campaign. In his time between the TigerCats and the Montreal Alouettes, LeFevour went 101-149 for 1,276 yards, four touchdowns, and four interceptions through the air, and an additional 314 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.

LeFevour was one of the greatest Chippewas of all-time on the field. LeFevour was a four year starter, was named Offensive MAC Player of the Year twice, and helped lead CMU to their only Top 25 ranking in 2009. In his career at CMU, LeFevour threw for 12,905 yards and 102 touchdowns, while running for 2,948 yards and 47 touchdowns. LeFevour still holds the all-time NCAA combined touchdowns record (150) for quarterbacks.

Earlier this year, LeFevour was the 8th overall pick in the Major League Football draft to the Akron-based Ohio Union, but the league is under a "developmental 2016 season" and will reconvene in 2017.

The quarterbacks coach at Tampa Bay, Mile Bajakian, was LeFevour's offensive coordinator at CMU from 2007-2009.