THE 100 GREATEST BUCCANEER PLAYERSThe ultimate franchise countdown as we start an odyssey through the 41 seasons of Buccaneer football to bring you the best ever to wear the orange/white and pewter/red. 76 GREG SPIRES Spent six seasons with the Buccaneers and only saw his starting streak end during the 2007 season through injury. An experienced DE who recorded four sacks in 2001 for Cleveland and six the previous season for New England. Played an inspired game in the Super Bowl and had the first sack of Rich Gannon in the game. 77 DEWEY SELMON Lee Roy's elder brother and a team-mate for the first five seasons in franchise history. Moved from the defensive line to linebacker and started there during the 1979 NFC Championship Game against the Rams. Was named by the team's MVP in 1978 and also called the defensive signals for three seasons for the Bucs. 78 MICHAEL HUSTED Spent six seasons as the Buccaneers' kicker and left as the team's franchise scoring leader, subsequently passed by Martin Gramatica. Won the job in camp against a bunch of other kickers in 1993 and held it against all comers until being released at the end of 1998. 79 DWIGHT SMITH Spent four seasons in Tampa and returned two interceptions during Super Bowl XXXVII, the first player in NFL history to achieve this feat. Set one mark as a Buc in 2003 when he started four straight games but at four different positions, cornerback, nickel back, strong safety and free safety. 80 KEYSHAWN JOHNSON Obtained in a high-profile trade with the Jets for a pair of first round picks and spent most of his Buc career mouthing off at fellow players, coaches and the media. Eventually was suspended by the team in November 2003 but did post some big receiving numbers including a pair of 1,000-yard seasons. 81 JEFF FAINE Was the veteran leader of the offensive line for four seasons and of the first people the media talked to for their stories but was released after the 2011 season. Was named to several all-NFC teams in 2008 having been the prize signing of free agency having inked the largest contract ever given to an NFL center. 82 MICHAEL PITTMAN Played six seasons with the Buccaneers and ended as the 5th leading rusher in franchise history. Had a 124-yard performance in the Super Bowl and only narrowly lost the MVP vote to Dexter Jackson in the process. Recorded the then-longest run in franchise history with a 78-yard TD dash against the Chiefs in 2004. 83 BARRETT RUUD Was the Bucs middle linebacker and signal-caller for four seasons and led the team in tackles each of those seasons having spent his first two seasons backing up Shelton Quarles and playing special teams. His father Tom played at Nebraska from 1972-74 and his cousin John Howell was the Bucs fourth-round pick in 2001. 84 MARK ROBINSON Three year starter at strong safety for the Bucs having been acquired in a trade with the Chiefs. A real team-leader from the secondary, he missed the entire 1991 season through injury and was unable to make a comeback in camp the following year. Was twice named team defensive captain by his team-mates.85 LEGARRETTE BLOUNT Spent three seasons with the Bucs becoming a starter midway through the 2010 season and posting a 1,000-yard rushing season and several highlight reel plays leaping over defenders. Was replaced as a starter by Doug Martin in 2012 and after limited action that season, was traded to the Patriots.86 KEENAN McCARDEL Had two memorable seasons with the Buccaneers as part of a 17-year NFL career and scored twice in Super Bowl XXXVII. Was named to the 2003 Pro Bowl team repeating his selections earlier with the Jaguars. Held out for the first two months of the 2004 season and was eventually traded to the Chargers.87 WINSTON MOSS Tough linebacker who started for most of his four seasons in Tampa Bay who went on to become a highly respected defensive coach around the NFL. Had good sack numbers when used as a pass rusher in the 1989 season and only missed two starts in his final three seasons with the Buccaneers.88 HARRY HAMILTON Former New York Jet who came to Tampa as a free agent before the 1988 season and wound up starting three and a half seasons at free safety before injuring his right elbow seven weeks into the 1991 season and never playing again in the NFL. 89 JERRY BELL Spent his first three seasons backing up Jimmie Giles at tight end before exploding onto the scene in 1985. Ranked amongst the league leaders in receptions when his season was ended by a serious knee injury. Returned in 1986 but at mid-season, broke an ankle against Chicago in November 1986 and never played again.90 ANTHONY McFARLAND Spent six full seasons and then part of a seventh as a starter on the D-line having been a first round pick out of LSU in 1999. Missed parts of the 2002 Super Bowl season and the actual game itself with two separate injuries. Still answers to his childhood nickname of “Booger in his post-football career as an analyst.91 LOUIS CARTER 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 against the Seahawks and then lobbed the ball across the line to receiver Morris Owens for an unlikely one-yard score. 92 KELLEN WINSLOW Spent three years with the Bucs and posted some pretty hefty receiving numbers if not being the best blocking tight end in the game. Ended his Buccaneer career ranked 12th all-time in franchise receiving statistics and second only to Jimmie Giles amongst Buccaneer tight ends. 93 STEVE DeBERG Had two separate spells with the Bucs and was a fan favourite during all his years in Tampa Bay. Won the starting job a month into the 1984 season and led the first Buc offense to ever finish in the top-10 of the NFL rankings. Finished his NFL career with Atlanta in 1998 and was part of their Super Bowl team that season.94 SEAN FARRELL Played five seasons with the Bucs and was a starter on the line mainly at guard for most of that time and was a solid hard-working lineman but probably not to the level of his first-round pick selection in 1982. Spent three seasons in New England after a subsequent trade with the Seahawks.95 CURT JARVIS Hard-nosed defensive tackle who started for most of three seasons at nose tackle in the Bucs' 3-4 defense of that era. Suffered a serious back injury during 1990 and was told to retire by medical advisors so took up flying and gained his pilot's licence 18 months later. 96 JOHN CANNON One of the most popular Buc players ever during his nine seasons on the defensive line playing both tackle and end and was a solid dependable lineman throughout his career. Was a regular starter for four seasons and although he only posted big sack numbers in his first three seasons.97 MIKE WILLIAMS Spent four seasons in Tampa and posted some superb numbers including setting a then franchise record for receiving touchdowns as a rookie in 2010. Started for three full seasons but his 2013 campaign was marred by injuries and some off-field issues. Was eventually traded to Buffalo in 2014.98 GEORGE YARNO Had two spells with the Buccaneers interrupted by a stint in the USFL with the Denver Gold. Was a spot starter in his first stint with the franchise but then returned to start for three more years. Famously kicked an extra point in the 1983 season finale after the Dave Warnke kicking debacle. 99 JOSH FREEMAN At one point seen as the future franchise quarterback that the Buccaneers had always been looking for but it all went downhill through 2012 and 2013 and he was released a month into the 2013 season after three poor starts. Was the 17th overall pick of the 2009 draft and made his debut in the International Series game in London. Leads the Buccaneers all-time in touchdown passes and ranks second in passing yardage. 100WILLIE DREWREY Played four seasons with the Bucs as a No.3 receiver and punt returner and has the two longest receiving touchdowns in Buc history with 87- and 89-yard scores from Vinny Testaverde. One of the smallest players in franchise history, was originally an 11th round pick of the Oilers in 85 and played four seasons with them.