Tampa Bay Buccaneers in History

Events in Sport

  • 1974-04-24 NFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 1976-04-08 1976 NFL Draft: Lee Roy Selmon from University of Oklahoma first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 1977-05-03 1977 NFL Draft: Ricky Bell from USC first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 1980-01-06 NFC Championship, Tampa Stadium: Los Angeles Rams beat Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 9-0
  • 1980-11-16 Tampa Bay Buccaneer QB Doug Williams throws for 486 yards
  • 1982-01-31 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 16-13; MVPs: Co-MVPs: Kellen Winslow, San Diego Chargers, TE; Lee Roy Selmon, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, DE
  • 1983-10-02 Green Bay Packers erupt for NFL record 49 points in the first half (35 in the second quarter) to clobber the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 55-14 at Tampa Stadium
  • 1983-11-06 Tampa Bay Buccaneer James Wilder rushes for 219 yards vs Minnesota Vikings
  • 1986-04-29 NFL Draft: Auburn running back Bo Jackson first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 1986-10-05 Rams running back Eric Dickerson runs for an NFL overtime record 42-yard touchdown as LA defeats Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 26-20 at Anaheim Stadium
  • 1987-04-28 NFL Draft: University of Miami quarterback Vinny Testaverde first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 1991-12-12 Tampa Bay Buccaneer Dexter Manley retires after failing drug test
  • 2000-01-23 NFC Championship, Trans World Dome, St. Louis: St. Louis Rams beat Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 11-6
  • 2003-01-19 NFC Championship, Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia: Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10
  • 2003-01-26 Super Bowl XXXVII, Qualc:omm Stadium, San Diego, CA: Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Oakland Raiders, 48-21; MVP: Dexter Jackson, Tampa Bay, S
  • 2006-02-12 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 23-17; MVP: Derrick Brooks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, LB
  • 2015-04-30 NFL Draft: Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2020-03-20 After 20 years with the New England Patriots, six-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady officially agrees to move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a 2-year $50m guaranteed deal

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1929-10-06 Phil Krueger, American football quarterback (Southeast Missouri State), college coach (Fresno State, Utah State) and NFL executive (GM TB Buccaneers), born in LaSalle, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • 1945-01-05 Sam Wyche, American NFL coach (Cincinnati Bengals 1984-91; Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1992-95; introduced no-huddle offence), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2020)
  • 1955-08-09 Doug Williams, American NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins), born in Zachary, Louisiana
  • 1963-08-17 Jon Gruden, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2002, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Oakland Raiders) and broadcaster (ESPN), born in Sandusky, Ohio
  • 1966-03-29 Robb Thomas, American NFL receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1966-06-01 Greg Schiano, American football coach (College: Rutgers; NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Wyckoff, New Jersey
  • 1966-12-01 Steve Walsh, American NFL quarterback and CFL coach (Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Toronto Argonauts), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1967-02-20 Broderick Thomas, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minn, Cowboys)
  • 1967-04-18 Kenneth Gant, American NFL safety (Super Bowl 1992, 93; Dallas Cowbpys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Bartow, Florida
  • 1969-12-16 Charles Mincy, NFL safety (Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1970-02-15 Tyrone Legette, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1971-04-10 Karl Williams, American football wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Albion, Michigan
  • 1971-09-11 Shelton Quarles, American NFL linebacker, executive (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Director Football Ops), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1971-11-22 Tyoka Jackson, defensive end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1972-08-15 Jason Maniecki, defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1972-10-19 Reggie Rusk, cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1972-12-07 Kevin Dogins, American NFL player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Eagle Lake, Texas
  • 1973-01-25 Scott Milanovich, American football coach & quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Butler, Pennsylvania
  • 1973-07-09 Kelly Holcomb, American football quarterback (Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns), born in Fayetteville, Tennessee
  • 1973-08-15 Marcus Jones, defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1973-10-08 Donnie Abraham, American cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • 1973-10-25 Steve White, American football defensive end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1973-12-21 Mike Alstott, American football fullback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1974-01-21 Jerry Wunsch, tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1974-02-11 Brian Newman, American football guard (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1974-02-24 Simeon Rice, American NFL defensive end (Super Bowl 2002, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; 3-time Pro Bowl), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1974-06-06 Patrick Hape, tight end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1974-10-25 Frank Middleton, American NFL football player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1974-10-31 Jeff Gooch, American football linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1975-04-07 Ronde Barber, cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1975-08-07 Alshermond Singleton, American NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1975-08-12 Regan Upshaw, defensive end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1976-10-20 Reidel Anthony, wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1977-06-19 Peter Warrick, American NFL running back (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1980-06-12 Larry Foote, American football linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1980-08-29 Chris Simms, American NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Denver Broncos), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • 1994-01-06 Jameis Winston, American NFL quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2013, Florida State; Pro Bowl 2015, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Bessemer, Alabama

Deaths in Sport

  • 2020-01-02 Sam Wyche, American NFL coach (Cincinnati Bengals 1984-91; Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1992-95; introduced no-huddle offence), dies from melanoma at 74
  • 2020-06-22 Phil Krueger, American football quarterback (Southeast Missouri State), college coach (Fresno State, Utah State) and NFL executive (GM TB Buccaneers), dies at 90