Published: Jun 06, 2012 8:56 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 07, 2012 6:32 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Former Tampa Bay offensive lineman Paul Gruber is the newest inductee into the Buccaneers' Ring of Honor.

The fourth overall pick in the 1988 draft played his entire 12-year pro career with the Bucs. He never missed a regular season game because of injury and played 4,850 consecutive snaps during one stretch from his rookie year until 1992.

Gruber is the fourth inductee, joining Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon, John McKay and Jimmie Giles.

The soft-spoken left tackle was the most consistent player on a team that didn't post a winning record until 1997, when Tampa Bay earned its first playoff berth in 15 years.

Gruber will be inducted during halftime of the team's' Oct. 14 home game against Kansas City.