THE TOP BUCCANEER BACKS Player No. Yards Avg LG TD Wilder, James 1,575 5,957 3.78 75 37 Alstott, Mike 1,359 5,088 3.74 47 58 Dunn, Warrick 1,256 4,986 3.97 76 19 Williams, Carnell 967 3,675 3.80 71 20 Pittman, Michael 798 3,362 4.21 78 10 Cobb, Reggie 878 3,061 3.49 59 21 Bell, Ricky 820 3,057 3.73 56 16 Rhett, Errict 823 2,853 3.47 35 24 Graham, Earnest 477 2,047 4.29 68 15 Blount, LaGarrette 426 1,939 4.55 54 13 Martin, Doug 446 1,910 4.28 70 12 Eckwood, Jerry 515 1,845 3.58 61 6 Anderson, Gary 321 1,159 3.61 64 5 Tate, Lars 289 1,056 3.65 48 15 Carter, Louis 311 913 2.94 26 4 Owens, James 264 911 3.45 35 8 Howard, William 223 809 3.63 39 2 Davis, Johnny 195 721 3.70 18 6 DuBose, Jimmy 184 704 3.83 24 4 Jones, Thomas 137 627 4.58 61 3
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We have reached the end of our countdown of the top Buccaneer running backs And as you can see, it is going to be some time if James Wilder is toppled from the top of the all-time yardage lists.   There are many Buccaneer fans who are not aware of just how good Wilder was.  He was a superb receiver and blocker but was simply run into the ground during the 1984 and 1985 seasons when he was the only real weapon the offense had.   But when you look down the list at the other top 19 backs in franchise history, you see a lot of very good players but not too many true superstars.  There were players who had big games, big months and even big seasons but nothing truly sustainable.   The hope of course has to be that Doug Martin can return from injury to post the sort of numbers in 2014 that he did in his rookie season.  Incidentally, Josh Freeman is the top QB who would have sat in this list with his 942 yards gained over five seasons.  Vinny had 905, Doug Williams 878 and Steve Young 658 in just parts of two seasons.
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