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. 15 WARRICK DUNN Had two spells with the Buccaneers and retired as the second-leading rusher in franchise history. Became only the second Buc to record a 1,000-yard rushing season and made the Pro Bowl in both 1997 and 2000. Had a six-year run with the Falcons in between his times in Tampa. 16 DAVID LOGAN One of the finest people ever to play for the Buccaneers who made the 1979 team as a 12th round pick and quickly worked his way into the starting line-up where he stayed for the next seven and a half seasons. A true nose tackle in the 3-4 formation, he finished his career ranking 4th in franchise history in sacks. 17 KEVIN HOUSE One of the leading receivers in franchise history and was the first Buc to record two 1,000-yard seasons as a starter for six seasons in the orange and white. Was released in 1986 along with Jimmie Giles and Ron Springs and saw action with the Rams after his release. Remains second in team history in yardage to this day.18 TONY MAYBBERY Spent nine seasons as the Bucs' starting center an finally received NFL recognition with two Pro Bowl berths before he retired in 1999 having not been offered a contract by the Bucs after they had signed Jeff Christy. Became the starter in 1991 and did not miss a start for the rest of his career. 19 RICHARD WOOD Played the first nine seasons in franchise history and was part of the great Buccaneer defenses of that era. Known as "Batman" he was always popular with the TV media for having Batman logos on his arm pads and socks during games. Led the team in tackles three times in their first four seasons. 20 DAVE MOORE A long-time fan favourite, originally played 10 seasons with the Buccaneers having been claimed on waivers from Miami. Became the regular starter at tight end in 1998 and only missed one start the next four seasons. Now more recognised as the color commentator on Buccaneer radio alongside Gene Deckerhoff.21 DAVE PEAR Missed only one game in the first three seasons in franchise history and started every game he played at nose tackle. The first Buc ever to go to the Pro Bowl, he was one of the founders of the Tampa 3-4 defense. Came to the Bucs in the veteran allocation draft having originally been a 3rd round pick of the Colts in 1975.. 22 RANDY GRIMES Spent ten years with the Bucs and became the third starting center in team history when he succeeded Steve Wilson in 1984. Held the position for eight years before giving way to Tony Mayberry. Remains the only Buc player to have played for five different head coaches (McKay, Bennett, Perkins, Williamson and Wyche). 23 MICHEAL SPURLOCK Will always be remembered as the man who broke the legendary kick return curse when he took one to the house against the Atlanta Falcons in 2007. Added another one in the Georgia Dome in 2010 and had two other 70+ yard returns during that season. Saw some time as a depth receiver.24 STEVE WILSON The last of the inaugurual Bucs to leave the franchise retiring after 10 seasons with the Bucs. Took over at center late in the 1977 season and spent the next eight years holding down the middle of the Tampa Bay line. Had started the second-most games in franchise history when he retired. 25 SCOT BRANTLEY One of the most popular ever Buccaneer players not least for the fact that he appeared for many years on Buc radio with Gene Deckerhoff as the colour commentator on all Buc game broadcasts. Spent the best part of five of his seven seasons starting inside having been a highly-touted player coming out of college. 26 RICKY BELL The first overall pick in 1977 but never really lived up to that billing particularly when you consider he was chosen over Tony Dorsett who went to Dallas with the next pick. Was at his best in the playoff run of 1979 but was traded to San Diego after five seasons in Tampa. He sadly passed away in 1984 as a result of heart problems. 27 MIKE WASHINGTON Started at cornerback for the first nine seasons in franchise history and remains one of the all-time franchise leader in interceptions. Was obtained by the Bucs in a trade prior to the 1976 season with the Baltimore Colts. Scored four TDs in his career, three on interception returns and one on a blocked fieldgoal return in 1978.28 JOEY GALLOWAY Posted three superb receiving seasons during his five years in Tampa but saw his career end limply when hampered by a groin injury during the 2008 season. Became the first Buccaneer receiver to record three 1,000-yard seasons as the deep threat of the Tampa Bay offense and a succession of big play touchdowns.29 HUGH GREEN Twice a Pro Bowler with the Bucs and one of the best linebackers the franchise has ever had. Only missed one start in his career and even then hobbled on to the field and recorded an interception. Traded to Miami during the 1985 season but never played up to the standard of his early years again. 30 CEDRIC BROWN Played the inaugurual nine seasons with the Bucs and made 95 starts at safety and occasionally cornerback. Originally signed as a free agent in 1976, he was traded to the Raiders in 1977 and when released by Oakland was re-signed again by the Bucs. Remains third in the all-time interception table with 29 picks as a Buccaneer.31 MIKE EVANS Has established himself as one of the premier receivers in the NFL and one of the best the Buccaneers have ever had after a stellar 2016 campaign that saw him selected as a starter in the Pro Bowl. Was also named 2nd team All-Pro having tied his own franchise record for touchdowns in a single season. 32 BRAD JOHNSON Led the Bucs to their Super Bowl victory and remained the starter for just over three years before giving way to Chris Simms and Brian Griese. Joined the Bucs in April 2001 as an unrestricted free agent after spending two seasons with the Redskins. Played in the 2003 Pro Bowl and also came to the UK with the Bucs in 2011.33 SHELTON QUARLES Spent eight seasons as the Buccaneers' starting middle linebacker and played in both the Super Bowl and Pro Bowl in his career. Now works in the front office of the Tampa Bay organisation. Scored on the longest play in franchise history, a 98-yard interception return against the Packers in 2001. 34 MARK COTNEY Played the first nine seasons with the Bucs and started for the best part of seven of them at strong safety. Remains in the top 10 on the all-time franchise list for interceptions with 17 in his nine-year career. Originally a 7th round pick of the Houston Oilers, he came to the Bucs in the veteran allocation draft in 1976.35 GERALD CARTER One of the top receivers in franchise history who formed a dynamic partnership with Kevin House for several seasons and was one of the team's leading receivers when he finished his career after eight seasons with the Buccaneers. Was an alternate Pro Bowl vote in 1984 following his best season. 36 RICKY REYNOLDS Started for most of his seven seasons at right cornerback for the Bucs and has scored for the franchise in three different ways, interception, fumble and blocked fieldgoal return, Always a popular player with the fans, his best seasons were his early ones with the Bucs. Went on to start for three more seasons for the Patriots.37 DEXTER JACKSON Will always be celebrated as the MVP of Super Bowl XXXVII thanks to his two first-half interceptions. Had two separate spells with the Bucs having originally been a 4th round pick in 1999 who spent his first two seasons purely as a special teamer. Moved to Arizona in free agency in 2003 but returned 18 months later.38 DONALD PENN Started over 100 consecutive games at left tackle for the Buccaneers before being released in March 2014. Named to the Pro Bowl in 2010 and also scored twice on tackle-eliglble plays, once in San Francisco that year and the other against the Dolphins in a 2013 Monday Night Football game. Went on to play for Oakland.39 BRIAN KELLY Spent a decade with the Bucs most of which saw him starting opposite Ronde Barber at cornerback but injuries marred his final two seasons in Tampa. Twice led the team in interceptions including the Super Bowl 2002 season. Had become the starter in 2001 and made nearly 80 starts there over the next seven seasons. 40 CADILLAC WILLIAMS Had a promising career derailed by two separate ruptured patella knee injuries having posted the best first three games by a rookie in NFL history to open the 2005 season. Both times came back from those injuries to start for the Bucs and also became an excellent pass blocker and receiver out of the backfield. 41 JAMEIS WINSTON Had a second outstanding season leading the Buccaneers on and off the field and is truly developing into the franchise quarterback he was expected when taken with the first overall pick in 2015. Set franchise records for passing yards and touchdowns in 2016 and an NFL record for passer performance before the age of 23. 42 DAVE REAVIS Came to the Bucs in the allocation draft before the 1976 season and went on to start at left tackle for most of the next eight seasons. Had played his first two seasons in Pittsburgh and won Super Bowl rings with the Steelers on both occasions. Was one of the last six original Bucs left on the roster after the 1982 playoff season.43 CECIL JOHNSON Made the 1977 team as an undrafted free agent and was a starting linebacker for almost six seasons but became mostly a special teams' player during his final year in 1985. He was the last member of the team that played in the Bucs' first win in franchise history to leave the squad. 44 DONALD IGWEBUIKE Set pretty much every Buccaneer kicking record going during his five seasons in Tampa Bay but was never recognised much outside Tampa due to the team's lack of success during the period, Lost out to Steve Christie during the 1990 camp and was released and went on to play eight games with the Vikings that season. 45 VINCENT JACKSON His five-year career in Tampa could be over having been a true team leader both on and off the field having arrived as a free agent in 2012. Set a franchise record with 219 yards receiving in 2012 against New Orleans. Played in the 2012 Pro Bowl having signed a $55M deal over five years in leaving the Chargers.46 LAVONTE DAVID Had another successful season in 2016 and was again named a Pro Bowl alternate. Scored his first NFL touchdown on an interception return against the Eagles. Was named a first team All-Pro at outside linebacker in 2013 having been the first linebacker in NFL history to record six interceptions and six sacks in a single season. 47 KARL WILLIAMS Spent eight seasons in Tampa primarily as a punt returner before moving on to wind down his NFL days in Arizona. Had four of the first six punt returns in franchise history, the final one coming in 2002 against the Ravens. Made the team as an undrafted free agent in 1996 and saw extensive playing time as a receiver from then on.48 DAVIN JOSEPH One of the best guards ever to play for the Buccaneers and a solid first round pick who started almost 100 games for the franchise being named to the Pro Bowl after the 2008 season. Went on to play a season for the St.Louis Rams before leaving the NFL for good. Was the 23rd overall pick of the 2006 draft.49 DONNIE ABRAHAM One of the finest CBs to ever play for the Bucs and a deserving Pro Bowl berth rewarded his 2000 season. His play dropped off a level in 2001 and was released in 2002. Went on to play three more seasons in the NFL with the New York Jets. Originally a 3rd-round pick, he worked his way into the starting lineup by 1997. 50 BRUCE HILL Formed a dynamic receiving partnership with Mark Carrier for three seasons and posted a 1,000-yard season himself in 1988. Hampered by injuries in his final season with the Bucs, he did not make the 1992 squad. Caught a touchdown pass in his final NFL game against Philadelphia in 1991 but never played in the NFL again. 51 DOUG MARTIN Had a stunning bounce-back 2015 that saw him finish 2nd in the NFL in rushing, be selected to the Pro Bowl and named an All-Pro. In 2012, he posted the second best rushing season in team history. Owns the two best single-game rushing performances in team history. 52 CHIDI AHANOTU Had an eight-year run as a starter on the Buc defensive line having made the team as a 6th round pick in 1993. Left as a free agent but returned at the end of his career in 2004 when injuries hit the depth on the Buc defense. Was released after the 2000 season and played the following season with the St.Louis Rams.53 JOE JUREVICIUS Popular receiver who played three injury-plagued seasons with the Bucs but came up with huge performances in the 2002 playoffs including a memorable 71-yard catch-and-run in the win over the Eagles. Suffered the emotional heartbreak of his young son being born with complications and dying shortly after the Super Bowl. 54 EARNEST GRAHAM Spent eight seasons with the Buccaneers working his way up from practice squad to special teams, blocking fullback and finally the starting tailback during the 2007 season. Suffered a serious Achilles tendon injury early in the London game in 2011 an injury that ultimately ended his NFL career.55 DANNY REECE Played the first five seasons in franchise history and served as the team's punt returner in the process only calling for seven fair catches in over 200 returns. Played some safety and caught three passes on fake punts and FGs. Came to the Bucs from the Bengals and set an NFL record in 1979 by returning 70 punts in a single year. 56 BRAD CULPEPPER One of the most popular Bucs' players ever. Signed on waivers from the Vikings before the 1994 season, he went on to start for most of six seasons in Tampa Bay forming an on-and off-the-field double act with Warren Sapp. Was released prior to the 2000 season when his play began to drop off.57 ERRICT RHETT Former Gator who broke most of Emmitt Smith's records whilst playing for Steve Spurrier. Became a starter early in his rookie year and recorded the first of two straight 1,000-yard seasons including a 192-yard game against the Redskins. Held out for the first month of the 1996 season and was never was the same player again. 58 IAN BECKLES Long-time starter at guard for the Bucs before leaving as a free agent after the 1996 season and played under Ray Perkins, Richard Williamson, Sam Wyche, and Tony Dungy. Went on to play for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1997-1999 before having brief stints with the New York Jets and the Denver Broncos in 1999 and 2000. 59 MORRIS OWENS Was the main receiving threat in the first four seasons in franchise history and caught the first TD pass in team history from Louis Carter. Was the career scoring leader and receiver in franchise history when his career with the Bucs ended after 1979. Never played in the NFL again after leaving Tampa Bay. 60 JEFF GOOCH Played seven seasons with the Bucs in two separate spells and remains the franchise leader in special teams' tackles. Had one season starting at linebacker but also made six other starts due to injuries elsewhere. Had made the 1996 team as an undrafted free agent. Left the Bucs after the 2001 season to play in Detroit.61 REGGIE COBB Played four years with the Bucs and was the mainstay of the running game during those seasons. Posted a 1,000-yard season in 1992 and scored nine touchdowns but could never really be described as a feature back. Played two further seasons in Green Bay after leaving the Bucs as a free agent after the 1993 season.62 SANTANA DOTSON Burst onto the NFL scene in 1992 with five sacks in his first three games and won an NFL Player of the Week award for the month. Played four seasons with the Bucs and although he was a solid lineman, never played again to that early form. Signed with the Packers after the 1995 season and won a Super Bowl ring.63 ERVIN RANDLE Played six seasons with the Bucs, three as a starting inside linebacker before being traded to the Chiefs. Utilised as a pass rusher more in 1990 and set a career high in sacks with 5.5. Won the NFL's "Hit of the Year" award in 1987 for a crushing tackle on Bears' RB Neal Anderson. 64 MATT BRYANT Played four seasons with the Bucs and was very reliable inside the 40 during his time in Tampa but struggled from longer range except for the time when he made history with his 62-yard game-winning fieldgoal against the Eagles in October 2006. It was the longest fieldgoal in Buccaneer history.65 DAVID LEWIS Was part of the linebacking crew that took the Bucs to the No.1 ranking in the NFL in 1979 and a four-year starter for Tampa Bay. Went to the 1980 Pro Bowl but was traded to San Diego 18 months later. Became a starter for the Bucs as a rookie and was named the team's MVP in one poll in his second season.66 BRODERICK THOMAS Had a couple of seasons in his five-year Buc career as the main tackler and most well-known force on the Tampa defense. Known as "The Sandman", he was eventually cut in June 1994 in a cap-related move. In 1991, he recorded nearly 200 tackles and had 11 sacks.67 JERMAINE PHILLIPS Spent most of seven seasons starting at strong safety for the Buccaneers but only twice made it through a full season without injury. Had replaced John Lynch in the starting line-up in 2004 and also saw time starting at free safety during his Buccaneer career. Was finally released after the 2009 season.68 ROB TAYLOR Former USFL lineman who was in Tampa visiting his wife's family when he stopped and asked for a tryout. Then spent the next eight seasons with the Bucs starting at right tackle for nearly 100 games. His three years in the USFL were with different teams, the Chicago Blitz, the Arizona Wranglers and the Houston Gamblers. 69 KWON ALEXANDER Had another superb season starting at middle linebacker and earned an alternate Pro Bowl nomination as his success was recognised around the NFL. Has now started every game he has been available for and also calls the signals for the defense. Was a unanimous all-NFL rookie selection. 70 VERNON TURNER The first Buc to return a punt for a touchdown when he took one to the house against Detroit in 1994. Also came within a shoelace tackle of returning a kickoff for a score later that season against the Vikings. Played parts of two seasons with the Bucs before a short spell with the expansion Panthers. 71 RON HELLER Started for four seasons at tackle and was one of the scrappiest, hardest-working players on the roster. Got into a fight with Ray Perkins in a 1987 game in New Orleans when he urged the team at half-time "don't quit" and Perkins only heard the last word and started a ruck with him. 72 RON HALL One of the best tight ends in Buc history and one of the most popular players during his seven seasons in Tampa Bay. Played briefly with the Lions on leaving Tampa after the 1993 season, seeing action in 19 games across two seasons in Detroit. Died in May 2007 from natural causes at his home in Costa Rica73 VINNY TESTAVERDE The first overall pick of the 1987 draft who did not turn out to be the saviour of the franchise everyone had hoped. Lost his starting job during both 1990 and 1991 and was allowed to leave after the 1992 season. Had a memorable game against Green Bay in 1992 when he was 21 of 23 for 363 yards and three TDs. 74 EUGENE MARVE O ne of the best trades in Buc history as in return for a 7th round pick in 1989, Buffalo gave up a player stuck on their bench who went on to start for three and a half seasons at inside linebacker for the Bucs. A real team-leader, he was also extremely popular with the fans during his four years in Tampa Bay too. 75 AQIB TALIB Was a tremendous on-field cornerback during his time with the Buccaneers but off-field issues caused him to eventually be traded to the Patriots during the 2012 season. Was the Bucs' first pick in the 2008 draft and the 20th overall selection. Went on from New England to also play successfully for the Denver Broncos. 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. 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.