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The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time

Updated April 23, 2020 23.7k votes 2.8k voters 69.3k 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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    Derrick Brooks

    Linebacker

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    Age47

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers

  • 2
    925
    202

    Ronde Barber

    Cornerback, Safety

    BirthplaceBlacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

    Age45

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers, Virginia Cavaliers football

  • 3
    830
    175

    John Lynch

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  • 5
    1,034
    235

    Warren Sapp

    Defensive tackle, Defensive end

    BirthplaceOrlando, Florida, USA

    Age47

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers, Oakland Raiders, Miami Hurricanes football

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    #154 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#5 of 64 The Best Miami Football Players of All Time

  • 6
    723
    145

    Lee Roy Selmon

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceEufaula, Oklahoma

    AgeDec. at 57 (1954-2011)

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers, Oklahoma Sooners football

  • 7
    655
    124

    Mike Evans

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceGalveston, Texas

    Age27

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers

  • 8
    526
    153

    Simeon Rice

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Age46

    TeamsIndianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals, Hartford Colonials

  • 9
    490
    136

    Lavonte David

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Age30

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers

  • 10
    520
    189

    Warrick Dunn

    Running back

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Age45

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers, Atlanta Falcons, Florida State Seminoles football

  • 11
    401
    134

    Hardy Nickerson

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceCompton, California

    Age55

  • 12
    277
    102

    James Wilder

    Running back, Fullback

    BirthplaceSikeston, Missouri

    Age62

    TeamsWashington Redskins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions

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    265
    77

    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin

    Age55

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    426
    204

    Gerald McCoy

    Defensive tackle

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Age32

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers, Oklahoma Sooners football

  • 15
    228
    79

    Jimmie Giles

    Tight end

    BirthplaceGreenville, Mississippi

    Age65

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    335
    155

    Doug Williams

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceZachary, Louisiana

    Age65

    TeamsWashington Redskins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    #26 of 45 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s#21 of 39 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

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    223
    81

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Age44

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kansas State Wildcats football, Dallas Cowboys

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    212
    66

    Joe Jurevicius

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    Age45

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, New York Giants

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    276
    140

    Joey Galloway

    Return specialist, Wide receiver

    BirthplaceBellaire, Ohio, United States of America

    Age48

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots

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    #80 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time#274 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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    326
    179

    Vincent Jackson

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceFort Polk, Louisiana

    Age37

    TeamsNorthern Colorado Bears football, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Diego Chargers

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    255
    131

    Brad Johnson

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceMarietta, Georgia

    Age52

    TeamsWashington Redskins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys

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    #105 of 120 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#90 of 110 The Greatest Washington Redskins of All Time

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    305
    179

    Keyshawn Johnson

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Age48

    TeamsUSC Trojans football, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers, New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys

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    167
    67

    Shelton Quarles

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceNashville, Tennessee

    Age49

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    248
    42

    Tony Dungy

    Safety, Defensive back

    BirthplaceJackson, Michigan, United States of America

    Age64

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Golden Gophers football, San Francisco 49ers

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    #15 of 61 The Best NFL Coaches of All Time#60 of 63 The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

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    147
    74

    Donnie Abraham

    Cornerback

    BirthplaceOrangeburg, South Carolina

    Age46