This countdown covers all 47 years of Buccaneer football and featured the Top 100 players in franchise history. It only covers a
player’s time with Tampa Bay and is not just statistically-based. It also looks at their overall influence on the field for the Buc franchise.
DE Lee Roy Selmon
The first Buc and the greatest Buc on and off the field - sadly no longer with us in person.
LB Derrick Brooks
Over 220 starts across 14 seasons with 11 Pro Bowls and a member of the NFL Hall of Fame.
DE Warren Sapp
A polarising figure off the field but no denying his massive infuence on it for the Buccaneers.
S John Lynch
One of the hardest hitters in NFL history let alone the Bucs. Elected to the Hall of Fame in 2021.
CB Ronde Barber
The most recent Buc to enter the Hall of Fame - the most games and starts in franchise history.
WR Mike Evans
Nine straight 1,000-yard seasons to open his career and the best receiver in franchise history bar none.
RB James Wilder
The best back in team history and the Buccaneer offense for many years in the 1980s.
RB Mike Alstott
The A-Train spent 10 seasons being the heart and soul of the offense and a true fan favourite.
LB Hardy Nickerson
The most inspirational free agent signing in team history - changed the defense when he arrived in 1993.
QB Doug Williams
The Bucs’ first franchise QB and a member of the Ring of Honor. Won the Super Bowl with Washington.
T Paul Gruber
A member of the Ring of Honor and the best offensive lineman in team history. 183 starts at left tackle.
QB Tom Brady
The hardest ranking of all - judged only on his three years in Tampa, one great, one good and one poor.
TE Jimmie Giles
The best TE in team history and a member of the Ring of Honor. Nine amazing seasons with the Bucs.
LB Lavonte David
Over a decade leading the Buccaneer defense and exceptional against the run and the pass.
WR Mark Carrier
The second best receiver in franchise history - a Pro Bowler and had a monster season in 1989.
RB Warrick Dunn
One of the best Bucs on and off the field - a breakaway threat from the backfield in spite of his size.
DT Gerald McCoy
The heart and soul of the Bucs for nine seasons but never got to play in the post-season.
DE Simeon Rice
A great free agency signing in 2001 and the third leading sacker in Buc history. Had a great SB37.
TE Dave Moore
One of the longest tenured Bucs and one of the most popular too. Now works on Buc radio.
NT David Logan
A 12th round pick who started over 100 games, recorded nearly 40 sacks and worked on Buc radio.
LB Shelton Quarles
One of the most popular Bucs ever - went from CFL free agent to the Pro Bowl - now a front office exec.
LB Shaq Barrett
Hold the Bucs’ single-season sack record with 19.5 and has the fifth most in team history in 4 years.
C Tony Mayberry
The best of many great Buccaneer centers - started for nine seasons and ended with a Pro Bowl.
WR Kevin House
The first deep threat receiver the Bucs ever had and posted a pair of 1,000-yard seasons in the 1980s.
C Steve Wilson
An expansion draft pick who lasted 10 seasons and started over 100 games most of them at center.
RB Ricky Bell
The ground game of the 1979 title team who sadly passed away at such an early age.
G Davin Joseph
A 1st round pick and a Pro Bowler with nearly 100 starts to his name in his eight Buc seasons.
WR Chris Godwin
Has posted some remarkable numbers in his six Buccaneer seasons despite being No.2 to Mike Evans.
G Ali Marpet
Started every one of the 101 games he was healthy for and was a Pro Bowl guard in 2021.
C Randy Grimes
Toiled through some of the worst years of Buc football but was an anchor on the offensive line.
S Mark Cotney
Captain Crunch was an expansion Buc and played the first nine seasons of Buccaneer football.
T Donald Penn
Came from nowhere in 2006 to start over 100 games at tackle. Just a larger than life character too.
LB Richard Wood
The Batman who started nearly 100 games for the early Bucs and was a real fan favourite.
RB Doug Martin
Had a staggering rookie season and posted the best individual offensive game in franchise history.
WR Joey Galloway
Had three straight 1,000-yard seasons at the end of his long NFL career and was a TD machine.
CB Mike Washington
Started nearly every one of his 100 games for the Bucs and a key member of the early defenses.
WR Karl Williams
The Truth was the best returner in franchise history with multiple punt return scores in his eight years.
WR Vincent Jackson
One of the best free agent signings in Buc history with three straight 1,000-yard seasons and 20 TDs.
T Dave Reavis
The starting left tackle for the early years of the franchise and the key cog on that offensive line.
LB Hugh Green
Amazing combination of pass-rush and pass-coverage linebacker during his first four Buc years.
QB Brad Johnson
Led the Bucs to their first Super Bowl victory and a starter for most of his four seasons in Tampa.
RB Carnell Williams
The Cadillac burst onto the scene with three straight 100-yard games. Two knee injuries followed.
WR Keyshawn Johnson
A polarising figure on and off the field during his four seasons but his receiving skills were very good.
LB Scot Brantley
Someone whose popularity and character overcomes stats to be in the Top 50 of this countdown.
CB Ricky Reynolds
One of the best cornerbacks in team history. A first round pick who started over 100 games as a Buc.
DT Dave Pear
The Bucs’ first-ever Pro Bowler and one of the early stars of the Tampa Bay defense.
S Cedric Brown
A key part of the early championship defenses and remains third all-time in Buc interceptions.
RB Errict Rhett
What might have been - two 1,000-yard seasons and then an ill-advised holdout cost him his career.
WR Micheal Spurlock
The man who ended the legendary kick return curse. Was a dynamic return man during his four years.
T Tristan Wirfs
Will probably go higher in future countdowns but has been a Pro Bowler twice in his first three seasons.
K Martin Gramatica
The highest-rated kicker in this countdown. Ended his career as the highest Bucs points scorer.
WR Bruce Hill
The second Buc to record a 1,000-yard receiving season and had almost 3,000 yards in his career.
S Dexter Jackson
The MVP of Super Bowl XXXVII which gets him such a high place in the Top 100.
CB Donnie Abraham
A solid starter for six seasons and the second Buc cornerback to make the Pro Bowl.
C Ryan Jensen
The undisputed leader of the locker room in recent years and one of the best free agent signings too.
DB Dwight Smith
Scoring two touchdowns in the Super Bowl does earn you a good spot in this countdown.
T Ron Heller
Played four excellent seasons but was then traded away by Ray Perkins after a feud between the two.
CB Brian Kelly
An under-rated cog in the Super Bowl defense who played 10 seasons with the Buccaneers.
TE Rob Gronkowski
Had a huge effect during his two seasons with the Bucs including a pair of Super Bowl TDs.
K Donald Igwebuike
Was pretty much the Buc scoring offense for five seasons in the late 80s and won many games.
DL Chidi Ahanotu
Played eight seasons in his first stint as a Buc and was more a depth player starting over 100 games.
WR Joe Jurevicius
Will always be known for his huge 71-yard play in the NFC title game against the Eagles.
DE Jason Pierre-Paul
A real sack machine for three of his four Buccaneer seasons and a key part of the Super Bowl defense.
RB Michael Pittman
One of the stars of the Super Bowl win. Played six seasons and had over 5,600 combined yards.
WR Gerald Carter
Was part of the prolific passing offense in 1984 and formed a dynamic duo with Kevin House.
DL William Gholston
Has now played over 150 games in his 10-year Buc career which continues to the current day
RB Earnest Graham
Worked his way up from the practice squad to starting tailback and had some solid years for the Bucs.
LB Ervin Randle
One of the hardest-hitting linebackers in team history over his six seasons.
RB LeGarrett Blount
Was a human highlight reel during his time in the Buc backfield in the 2010 and 2011 seasons.
DT Anthony McFarland
1st round pick who anchored the defensive line for six seasons but had to miss the Super Bowl win.
DE Greg Spires
Started nearly 100 consecutive games and had an inspirational game in Super Bowl XXXVII.
QB Steve DeBerg
Had two spells with the Bucs and did well when he had talent around him. Really popular off-field too.
CB Aqib Talib
1st round pick who had exceptional skills on the field but was an off-field liability and was traded away.
RB Reggie Cobb
Was a solid back for his four Tampa seasons and had an outstanding 1,000-yard season in 1992.
LB Cecil Johnson
One of the great linebackers the Bucs had in their early days and a nine-year player in Tampa.
TE Cameron Brate
Spent nine years with the Bucs and was a redzone machine at times scoring 33 times in all.
WR Morris Owens
The first receiving threat in franchise history and holder of every record after the first three seasons.
CB Carlton Davis
The top corner on the current Bucs and has had five really good seasons since being a 2nd round pick
DE/T Charley Hannah
Originally played defense but switched to tackle and became a really solid player there for the Bucs.
QB Vinny Testaverde
Another first overall pick who did not become a superstar but had six seasons with the Bucs.
DT Santana Dotson
Burst onto the season as a 5th round rookie in 1992 with 10 sacks and played four years in Tampa.
LB David Lewis
A key part of the great Buc defense from 1979. Played five seasons in Tampa and was a Pro Bowler.
WR Keenan McCardell
Played two seasons and was a big part of the first Super Bowl win but quickly wore out his welcome.
QB Jameis Winston
Perhaps not as high as a No.1 pick would want to be but his five years as a Buc were a little awry.
LB/DT Dewey Selmon
Not the only Selmon in this countdown of course but Dewey was a key member of the Buc defense.
WR Mike Williams
Was the receiving star of Raheem’s “Youngry Bucs” and had three great seasons before fading away.
TE Ron Hall
Had seven solid seasons with the Bucs having been part of the 1987 rebuilding draft.
S Jermaine Phillips
Started for seven years in the Buc secondary and was a key special teamer in the Super Bowl year.
RB Leonard Fournette
Was a big part of the Super Bowl run and had three solid seasons with the Buccaneers.
P Josh Bidwell
The only punter on our countdown and the only Pro Bowl punter the Bucs have had. A five-year Buc.
OL Jeremy Zuttah
Played all across the offensive line during his six seasons having been a 3rd round pick in 2008.
RB Lars Tate
Was a touchdown machine in his two Buccaneer seasons and scored a legendary one in 1988.
CB Martin Mayhew
Had four seasons in the Buc secondary and was another good early free agent signing.
WR Antonio Bryant
His 2008 season was one of the best receiving seasons in team history. Scored the first UK TD.
T Demar Dotson
Came from nowhere to start over 100 games on the offensive line for the Buccaneers.
WR Lawrence Dawsey
Caught over 200 passes in his five seasons with the Bucs including a memorable rookie year in 1991.
K Matt Bryant
Had four reliable seasons with the Bucs but will always be remembered for the 62-yard kick v Philly.
T Rob Taylor
Started nearly 100 games from 1986-93 after escaping the USFL and asking the Bucs for a tryout.
LB Jeff Gooch
Spent six seasons with the Bucs from 1996 and remains the franchise leader in special team tackles.
OL George Yarno
Played over 100 games for the Bucs between 1979 and 1986 and even kicked an extra point in 1983.