NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Jeff Gooch 50 LB 1996-2001, 2004 105 22
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
Austin Peay 5-11 226 31-Oct-74
How acquiredHow left
Undrafted free agent 1996 Released after the 2005 season
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Profile
Returned to the Bucs as a free agent in 2004 and played primarily on special teams and had 15 more tackles to become the all-time leader in that category.. Was on IR for the entire 2005 season and then waived at the end of that season. Also saw time at all three linebacker positions and made one start at middle linebacker when Shelton Quarles was injured. Made the team under Tony Dungy in 1996 as an undrafted free agent and went on to become a solid special teams player in his six seasons in Tampa Bay but also started during the 1998 season.

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2004
GamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStarts
15 0 14 5 16 16 15 0 16 0 13 0 16 1

Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
1996 4 2 6
1997 17 12 29
1998 35 18 53
1999 2 2 4
2000 8 4 12
2001 10 3 13
2004 23 14 37
Total 99 55 154
Special Teams' Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
1996 6 2 8
1997 6 4 10
1998 9
1999 19
2000 18 5 23
2001 8 8 16
2004 7 8 15
Total 100
SacksPasses Defensed
Season No. Season No
19981.0
20010.5 20011
20010.5
Total2.0 Total1