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All Pro Dads take the field

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It takes time and dedication to become an all pro athlete. The same holds true for fathers.

Hundreds of all pro dads took to the field Saturday in Tampa to prove themselves.

While kids went through drills on the grass at Raymond James Stadium, new Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith, Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier and event organizers coached up the dads who were eager to learn.

"I grew up without a father," said Carlos Icaguirre who was there with his young son. "That's why I do my best to raise my kids and with All Pro Dads, Family First and IMOM for the mothers as well. It's great. I hope they do this forever."

All Pro Dads counts former Buccaneer head coach Tony Dungy among its founders.

It's a non-profit organization that encourages men to be good fathers, and lead their families.

A few hundreds dads and kids showed up for the event, including new Buccaneer quarterback Josh McCown.

"This is what it's all about, as a player when you get to connect with your community. It's special and especially being involved with an organization like All Pro Dad and Family First and coach Dungy and everything they stand for," said McCown. "I just want to encourage dads to lead their homes. It's really, really cool."

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