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Buccaneers super fan 'Big Nasty' to be inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fans

Posted at 6:40 PM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2021-08-12 06:43:42-04

MIAMI -- Buccaneers super fan Keith "Big Nasty" Kunzig got the good news Friday afternoon in Miami.

He is one of three to be inducted into the Ford Hall of Fans exhibit at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Kunzig will be joined by Kansas City Chiefs fan Janel Renee Carbajo, and Denver Broncos fan Rob Garner.

Pro Football Hall of Fame President and CEO David Baker personally delivered the news.

More than 150,000 fans signed up for the program. Carbajo, Garner and Kunzig were named finalists courtesy of over 300,000 online votes.

Kunzig and the others will get VIP treatment for Super Bowl weekend including two tickets to the big game.

Kunzig, 52, of Largo, is known among Buccaneers faithful as “Big Nasty.”

He's been a season-ticket holder for 30 years.

Kunzig brings his character to life with full face paint, patched-out jersey giant Super Bowl trophy belt and the loudest voice in Raymond James Stadium.

He has extended the persona to promote the “Drugs Are Nasty” program, and he hosts the “Nasty for a Day” special tailgate experience at all Bucs home games as a way to raise money in the fight against drug abuse.

His “Big Nasty Christmas Party” provides clothes, toys and food for local families in need.