NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Louis Carter 32 RB 1976-78 44 14
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
Maryland 5-11 209 6-Feb-53
How acquiredHow left
Veteran allocation draft 1976 Released after the 1978 season
Played the first three seasons in franchise history and proved to be the leader of the backfield during that time including throwing the first TD pass in franchise history when he was stopped at the line of scrimmage in a game against the Seahawks and then lobbed the ball across the line to receiver Morris Owens for an unlikely one-yard score. Came to the Bucs in the veteran allocation draft having been a 3rd round pick of the Raiders in 1975. Never played again in the NFL after leaving Tampa Bay. Click here for a gallery of pictures of his Buccaneer career

1976 1977 1978
GamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStarts
14 8 14 2 16 4

Rushing
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1976 171 521 3.0 26 1
1977 59 117 2.0 20 2
1978 81 275 3.4 17 1
Total 311 913 2.9 26 4
Passing
Season Att Com Yards Int TD
1976 5 2 24 0 1
1977 2 0 0 0 0
1978 5 2 87 0 0
Total 12 4 111 0 1
Receiving
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1976 20 135 6.8 19 0
1977 10 65 6.5 15 0
1978 19 139 7.3 17 0
Total 49 339 6.9 19 0
Kick Returns
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1976 15 300 20.0 27 0
1978 6 97 16.2 21 0
Total 21 397 18.9 27 0