NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
John McKay Jr 89 WR 1976-78 43 30
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
USC 5-11 200 28-Mar-53
How acquiredHow left
Veteran allocation draft 1976 - Cleveland Camp cut 1979
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The son of the Bucs' first head coach, John McKay, and elder brother of former GM Rich McKay. Played for his father at USC and spent the first three seasons in franchise history doing the same in Tampa. Received a lot of criticism from fellow players and fans who thought he was given preferential treatment in the process. Also played part of the ill-fated 1975 World Football League season for the Southern California Sun. Was actually the second-leading receiver in franchise history when he was cut in camp in 1979. Never played in the NFL again after leaving Tampa Bay. He always states in interviews that his claim to fame is being the very first player ever introduced as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer.

1976 1977 1978
14 13 14 10 15 7

Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1976 20 302 15.1 49 1
1977 12 164 13.7 26 0
1978 9 166 18.4 28 1
Total 41 632 15.4 49 2