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.
1 DE Lee Roy Selmon The first Buc and the greatest Buc on and off the field - sadly no longer with us in person. 2 LB Derrick Brooks Over 220 starts across 14 seasons with 11 Pro Bowls and a member of the NFL Hall of Fame. 3 DE Warren Sapp A polarising figure off the field but no denying his massive infuence on it for the Buccaneers. 4 S John Lynch One of the hardest hitters in NFL history let alone the Bucs. Elected to the Hall of Fame in 2021. 5 CB Ronde Barber The most recent Buc to enter the Hall of Fame - the most games and starts in franchise history. 6 WR Mike Evans Nine straight 1,000-yard seasons to open his career and the best receiver in franchise history bar none. 7 RB James Wilder The best back in team history and the Buccaneer offense for many years in the 1980s. 8 RB Mike Alstott The A-Train spent 10 seasons being the heart and soul of the offense and a true fan favourite. 9 LB Hardy Nickerson The most inspirational free agent signing in team history - changed the defense when he arrived in 1993. 10 QB Doug Williams The Bucs’ first franchise QB and a member of the Ring of Honor. Won the Super Bowl with Washington. 11 T Paul Gruber A member of the Ring of Honor and the best offensive lineman in team history. 183 starts at left tackle. 12 QB Tom Brady The hardest ranking of all - judged only on his three years in Tampa, one great, one good and one poor. 13 TE Jimmie Giles The best TE in team history and a member of the Ring of Honor. Nine amazing seasons with the Bucs. 14 LB Lavonte David Over a decade leading the Buccaneer defense and exceptional against the run and the pass. 15 WR Mark Carrier The second best receiver in franchise history - a Pro Bowler and had a monster season in 1989. 16 RB Warrick Dunn One of the best Bucs on and off the field - a breakaway threat from the backfield in spite of his size. 17 DT Gerald McCoy The heart and soul of the Bucs for nine seasons but never got to play in the post-season. 18 DE Simeon Rice A great free agency signing in 2001 and the third leading sacker in Buc history. Had a great SB37. 19 TE Dave Moore One of the longest tenured Bucs and one of the most popular too. Now works on Buc radio. 20 NT David Logan A 12th round pick who started over 100 games, recorded nearly 40 sacks and worked on Buc radio. 21 LB Shelton Quarles One of the most popular Bucs ever - went from CFL free agent to the Pro Bowl - now a front office exec. 22 LB Shaq Barrett Hold the Bucs’ single-season sack record with 19.5 and has the fifth most in team history in 4 years. 23 C Tony Mayberry The best of many great Buccaneer centers - started for nine seasons and ended with a Pro Bowl. 24 WR Kevin House The first deep threat receiver the Bucs ever had and posted a pair of 1,000-yard seasons in the 1980s. 25 C Steve Wilson An expansion draft pick who lasted 10 seasons and started over 100 games most of them at center. 26 RB Ricky Bell The ground game of the 1979 title team who sadly passed away at such an early age. 27 G Davin Joseph A 1st round pick and a Pro Bowler with nearly 100 starts to his name in his eight Buc seasons. 28 WR Chris Godwin Has posted some remarkable numbers in his six Buccaneer seasons despite being No.2 to Mike Evans. 29 G Ali Marpet Started every one of the 101 games he was healthy for and was a Pro Bowl guard in 2021. 30 C Randy Grimes Toiled through some of the worst years of Buc football but was an anchor on the offensive line. 31 S Mark Cotney Captain Crunch was an expansion Buc and played the first nine seasons of Buccaneer football. 32 T Donald Penn Came from nowhere in 2006 to start over 100 games at tackle. Just a larger than life character too. 33 LB Richard Wood The Batman who started nearly 100 games for the early Bucs and was a real fan favourite. 34 RB Doug Martin Had a staggering rookie season and posted the best individual offensive game in franchise history. 35 WR Joey Galloway Had three straight 1,000-yard seasons at the end of his long NFL career and was a TD machine. 36 CB Mike Washington Started nearly every one of his 100 games for the Bucs and a key member of the early defenses. 37 WR Karl Williams The Truth was the best returner in franchise history with multiple punt return scores in his eight years. 38 WR Vincent Jackson One of the best free agent signings in Buc history with three straight 1,000-yard seasons and 20 TDs. 39 T Dave Reavis The starting left tackle for the early years of the franchise and the key cog on that offensive line. 40 LB Hugh Green Amazing combination of pass-rush and pass-coverage linebacker during his first four Buc years. 41 QB Brad Johnson Led the Bucs to their first Super Bowl victory and a starter for most of his four seasons in Tampa. 42 RB Carnell Williams The Cadillac burst onto the scene with three straight 100-yard games. Two knee injuries followed. 43 WR Keyshawn Johnson A polarising figure on and off the field during his four seasons but his receiving skills were very good. 44 LB Scot Brantley Someone whose popularity and character overcomes stats to be in the Top 50 of this countdown. 45 CB Ricky Reynolds One of the best cornerbacks in team history. A first round pick who started over 100 games as a Buc. 46 DT Dave Pear The Bucs’ first-ever Pro Bowler and one of the early stars of the Tampa Bay defense. 47 S Cedric Brown A key part of the early championship defenses and remains third all-time in Buc interceptions. 48 RB Errict Rhett What might have been - two 1,000-yard seasons and then an ill-advised holdout cost him his career. 49 WR Micheal Spurlock The man who ended the legendary kick return curse. Was a dynamic return man during his four years. 50 T Tristan Wirfs Will probably go higher in future countdowns but has been a Pro Bowler twice in his first three seasons. 51 K Martin Gramatica The highest-rated kicker in this countdown. Ended his career as the highest Bucs points scorer. 52 WR Bruce Hill The second Buc to record a 1,000-yard receiving season and had almost 3,000 yards in his career. 53 S Dexter Jackson The MVP of Super Bowl XXXVII which gets him such a high place in the Top 100. 54 CB Donnie Abraham A solid starter for six seasons and the second Buc cornerback to make the Pro Bowl. 55 C Ryan Jensen The undisputed leader of the locker room in recent years and one of the best free agent signings too. 56 DB Dwight Smith Scoring two touchdowns in the Super Bowl does earn you a good spot in this countdown. 57 T Ron Heller Played four excellent seasons but was then traded away by Ray Perkins after a feud between the two. 58 CB Brian Kelly An under-rated cog in the Super Bowl defense who played 10 seasons with the Buccaneers. 59 TE Rob Gronkowski Had a huge effect during his two seasons with the Bucs including a pair of Super Bowl TDs. 60 K Donald Igwebuike Was pretty much the Buc scoring offense for five seasons in the late 80s and won many games. 61 DL Chidi Ahanotu Played eight seasons in his first stint as a Buc and was more a depth player starting over 100 games. 62 WR Joe Jurevicius Will always be known for his huge 71-yard play in the NFC title game against the Eagles. 63 DE Jason Pierre-Paul A real sack machine for three of his four Buccaneer seasons and a key part of the Super Bowl defense. 64 RB Michael Pittman One of the stars of the Super Bowl win. Played six seasons and had over 5,600 combined yards. 65 WR Gerald Carter Was part of the prolific passing offense in 1984 and formed a dynamic duo with Kevin House. 66 DL William Gholston Has now played over 150 games in his 10-year Buc career which continues to the current day 67 RB Earnest Graham Worked his way up from the practice squad to starting tailback and had some solid years for the Bucs. 68 LB Ervin Randle One of the hardest-hitting linebackers in team history over his six seasons. 69 RB LeGarrett Blount Was a human highlight reel during his time in the Buc backfield in the 2010 and 2011 seasons. 70 DT Anthony McFarland 1st round pick who anchored the defensive line for six seasons but had to miss the Super Bowl win. 71 DE Greg Spires Started nearly 100 consecutive games and had an inspirational game in Super Bowl XXXVII. 72 QB Steve DeBerg Had two spells with the Bucs and did well when he had talent around him. Really popular off-field too. 73 CB Aqib Talib 1st round pick who had exceptional skills on the field but was an off-field liability and was traded away. 74 RB Reggie Cobb Was a solid back for his four Tampa seasons and had an outstanding 1,000-yard season in 1992. 75 LB Cecil Johnson One of the great linebackers the Bucs had in their early days and a nine-year player in Tampa. 76 TE Cameron Brate Spent nine years with the Bucs and was a redzone machine at times scoring 33 times in all. 77 WR Morris Owens The first receiving threat in franchise history and holder of every record after the first three seasons. 78 CB Carlton Davis The top corner on the current Bucs and has had five really good seasons since being a 2nd round pick 79 DE/T Charley Hannah Originally played defense but switched to tackle and became a really solid player there for the Bucs. 80 QB Vinny Testaverde Another first overall pick who did not become a superstar but had six seasons with the Bucs. 81 DT Santana Dotson Burst onto the season as a 5th round rookie in 1992 with 10 sacks and played four years in Tampa. 82 LB David Lewis A key part of the great Buc defense from 1979. Played five seasons in Tampa and was a Pro Bowler. 83 WR Keenan McCardell Played two seasons and was a big part of the first Super Bowl win but quickly wore out his welcome. 84 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. 85 LB/DT Dewey Selmon Not the only Selmon in this countdown of course but Dewey was a key member of the Buc defense. 86 WR Mike Williams Was the receiving star of Raheem’s “Youngry Bucs” and had three great seasons before fading away. 87 TE Ron Hall Had seven solid seasons with the Bucs having been part of the 1987 rebuilding draft. 88 S Jermaine Phillips Started for seven years in the Buc secondary and was a key special teamer in the Super Bowl year. 89 RB Leonard Fournette Was a big part of the Super Bowl run and had three solid seasons with the Buccaneers. 90 P Josh Bidwell The only punter on our countdown and the only Pro Bowl punter the Bucs have had. A five-year Buc. 91 OL Jeremy Zuttah Played all across the offensive line during his six seasons having been a 3rd round pick in 2008. 92 RB Lars Tate Was a touchdown machine in his two Buccaneer seasons and scored a legendary one in 1988. 93 CB Martin Mayhew Had four seasons in the Buc secondary and was another good early free agent signing. 94 WR Antonio Bryant His 2008 season was one of the best receiving seasons in team history. Scored the first UK TD. 95 T Demar Dotson Came from nowhere to start over 100 games on the offensive line for the Buccaneers. 96 WR Lawrence Dawsey Caught over 200 passes in his five seasons with the Bucs including a memorable rookie year in 1991. 97 K Matt Bryant Had four reliable seasons with the Bucs but will always be remembered for the 62-yard kick v Philly. 98 T Rob Taylor Started nearly 100 games from 1986-93 after escaping the USFL and asking the Bucs for a tryout. 99 LB Jeff Gooch Spent six seasons with the Bucs from 1996 and remains the franchise leader in special team tackles. 100 OL George Yarno Played over 100 games for the Bucs between 1979 and 1986 and even kicked an extra point in 1983.