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Spotting talent, recruiting champions Series: NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT
[STATE Edition]
St. Petersburg Times - St. Petersburg, Fla.
Author: Coats, Bill
Date: Sep 19, 2003
Start Page: 3
Section: NORTH OF TAMPA
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[Tim Ruskell] also worked part-time at Budget Tapes and Records, where John Herrera, the Buccaneers' first scout, was a steady customer. Herrera invited Ruskell to become a ballboy. Ruskell, an avid Dallas Cowboys fan in childhood, jumped at the chance.

Eventually, Ruskell took on more responsibility, including breaking down films for Herrera, the scout. When Herrera became general manager of the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Canada, he hired Ruskell as a scout.

Ruskell spent three seasons there and two more back home with the Tampa Bay Bandits. Then Ruskell landed a job with the Buccaneers' [Jerry Angelo].

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