News Channel 8’s very own “Bucified Bert,” or Albert Owens, was named the 2017-2018 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2017-18 fan of the year.

When Bert isn’t in a full pirate costume supporting the Bucs, he spends time speaking at local high schools.

He even has his own college scholarship fund, which has benefited numerous kids in our area.

Congratulations, Bert!

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