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The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time

Updated April 23, 2020 24.2k votes 2.7k voters 67.0k views77 items

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A list of the best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of all time. Formed in 1976, the Buccaneers had some really, really bad teams for the first part of its history. Despite a few playoff trips in the late '70s and early '80s, the Bucs were tough to watch. They did have one of the best defensive ends in NFL history in Lee Roy Selmon. The same goes for legendary quarterback Doug Williams. Unfortunately for the Buccaneers, Williams left the team for the USFL in a contract dispute. It took them years to recover. In the mid-'90s, the Buccaneers finally started to turn things around when they started to acquire the players that would make up the foundation of contending teams to come. Many of these players are considered the best in team history. Some, like lineman Warren Sapp, are some of top at their respective position. Sapp in particular is one of the best defensive tackles of all time.

Derrick Brooks, Ronde Barber and John Lynch were all parts of strong defensive teams that were perennial playoff contenders. On offense, fullback Mike Alstott was one of the team's most popular players because of his hard-nosed running. Finally after the 2003 season, the Bucs captured their first Super Bowl title behind the efforts of some of the best players in team history one of the best defenses of all time.

This is the list of the best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of all time. If you see someone missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think is the greatest Tampa Bay Buccaneers player of all time.
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  • Cadillac Williams26
    197
    112

    Cadillac Williams

    Running back

    BirthplaceGadsden, Alabama, United States of America

    Age38

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers, Auburn Tigers football, St. Louis Rams

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  • Donnie Abraham27
    155
    77

    Donnie Abraham

    Cornerback

    BirthplaceOrangeburg, South Carolina

    Age46

  • Donald Penn28
    172
    94

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Age37

    TeamsWashington Redskins

  • Keenan McCardell29
    181
    126

    Keenan McCardell

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Age50

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    #252 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame#140 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time

  • Kwon Alexander30
    157
    53

    Kwon Alexander

    Linebacker
  • Ali Marpet31
    118
    29

    Ali Marpet

    Guard
  • Anthony McFarland32
    150
    99

    Anthony McFarland

    Defensive tackle

    BirthplaceWinnsboro, Louisiana

    Age42

  • Dexter Jackson33
    113
    26

    Dexter Jackson

    Safety, Defensive back

    BirthplaceQuincy, Florida

    Age43

  • Steve Young34
  • Ricky Bell35
    107
    26

    Ricky Bell

    Running back

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    AgeDied at 29 (1955-1984)

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers, San Diego Chargers

  • Brian Kelly36
  • Vinny Testaverde37
    195
    163

    Vinny Testaverde

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Age56

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers

  • Cameron Brate38
    118
    36

    Cameron Brate

    Tight End

    BirthplaceNaperville, Illinois, USA

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Doug Martin39
    243
    259

    Doug Martin

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceFairfield, California

    Age63

    TeamsMinnesota Vikings

  • Barrett Ruud40
    136
    115

    Barrett Ruud

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceLincoln, Nebraska, United States of America

    Age37

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Texans, Nebraska Cornhuskers football, Tennessee Titans

  • Kevin House41
    110
    76

    Kevin House

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Age62

  • Jeff Garcia42
    120
    102

    Jeff Garcia

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceGilroy, California

    Age50

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Texans, Omaha Nighthawks, Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers

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  • Mike Evans43
    90
    29

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Age74

    TeamsPhiladelphia Eagles

  • Jameis Winston44
    284
    316

    Jameis Winston

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceHueytown, Alabama

    Age26

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers

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  • Brad Culpepper45
    92
    34

    Brad Culpepper

    Defensive tackle, Tackle

    BirthplaceTallahassee, Florida, United States of America

    Age51

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  • Tony Mayberry46
    85
    72

    BirthplaceWürzburg, Germany

    Age52

  • LeGarrette Blount47
    107
    78

    LeGarrette Blount

    Running back

    BirthplaceMadison, Florida

    Age33

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, Oregon Ducks football

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  • Chris Godwin48
    55
    7

    Chris Godwin

    Wide receiver

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Reggie Cobb49
    80
    74

    Reggie Cobb

    Running back

    BirthplaceKnoxville, Tennessee

    Age52

  • Davin Joseph50
    88
    82

    BirthplaceHallandale Beach, Florida

    Age36

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers, Oklahoma Sooners football