Tampa Bay QB Josh McCown escorts daughter to high school homecoming

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Josh McCown stepped away from football duties on Friday, but he wasn't far from the field. The injured Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB escorted his daughter to her high shcool homecoming game at Marvin Ridge High School in Waxhaw, N.C., looking like any other proud pop as Bridget was named sophomore queen.

Afterward, he posted a photo on Instagram, his first and only post so far.

"Have had some cool moments on a football field but none more special than last night. Proud of my girl!" he wrote.

Bridget is the oldest of McCown's four children. She has two younger brothers and a younger sister. McCown, 35, spoke to the Chicago Sun Times about missing his family last year, saying that he has considered retiring so that he can be around for his kids' high school years. McCown also helped coach the MRHS football team in 2011 and 2012 while he wasn't signed with an NFL team.

You can't see it in the picture, but McCown was wearing a hand brace Friday night, as he has since tearing a ligament in his right thumb during a Week 3 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

By Sunday he was back with the Bucs, watching from the sideline as Mike Glennon got the start (and the win) in Pittsburgh. If McCown ends up needing surgery, he would miss a minimum of six weeks, opening the door for Glennon to take back the starting role.

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Danielle Elliot is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at delliot@yahoo-inc.com or follow her on Twitter!

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