NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Jerry Eckwood 43 RB 1979-81 47 30
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
Arkansas 6-0 200 26-Dec-54
How acquiredHow left
3rd round pick 1979 Camp cut 1982
Reliable running back who played three seasons with the Bucs and started over half the games he played in but the emergence of James Wilder made him expendable at the end of the 1981 season. Had a 42-yard option pass to Larry Mucker during the 1979 NFC Championship game that was the longest offensive play of the game for the Bucs. Never played in the NFL again after leaving Tampa Bay. Click here for a gallery of pictures of his Buccaneer career

1979 1980 1981
GamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStarts
16 10 15 8 16 12

Rushing
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1979 194 690 3.6 61 2
1980 149 504 3.4 35 2
1981 172 651 3.8 59 2
Total 515 1,845 3.6 61 6
Receiving
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1979 22 268 12.2 31 0
1980 47 475 10.1 40 1
1981 24 213 8.9 33 0
Total 93 956 10.3 40 1
Passing
Season Att Com Yards Int TD Rating
1979 1 0 0 0 0 0.0
1980 4 0 0 0 0 0.0
Total 5 0 0 0 0 0.0