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1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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0-14-0, Finished 5th in AFC West Division  · 1976 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -19.7, Offense: -10.8, Defense: -8.8, SoS: 0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 125 points (8.9/g), 28th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 412 points (29.4/g), 27th.
 Differential of -287 points (-20.5/g), 28th.  Expected W-L: 0.8-13.2.

Coach: John McKay (0-14-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: John Rauch
 Defensive Coordinator: Abe Gibron

Stadium: Tampa Stadium
 Training Camp: One Buc Place / Buccaneer Place (Tampa, Florida)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Steve Spurrier 31 9 12 156 for 311, 1,628 yards, 7 td, 12 int, & 12 rushes for 48 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1967
RB Louis Carter 23 1 8 171 rushes for 521 yards, 1 td, & 20 catches for 135 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 76th pick / 1975
FB Ed Williams 26 2 10 87 rushes for 324 yards, 2 td, & 23 catches for 166 yards and 0 td
WR John McKay 23 Rook 13 20 catches for 302 yards, 1 td Cleveland Browns / 16th / 394th pick / 1975
WR Morris Owens 23 1 10 30 catches for 390 yards, 6 td, & 2 rushes for 2 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 5th / 106th pick / 1975
TE Bob Moore 27 5 10 23 catches for 281 yards, 0 td, & 2 rushes for 23 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 5th / 123rd pick / 1971
LT Steve Young 23 Rook 11 2 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 61st pick / 1976
LG Howard Fest 30 8 14 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 139th pick / 1968
C Dan Ryczek 27 3 13 Washington Redskins / 13th / 322nd pick / 1971
RG Tom Alward 24 Rook 9 New York Jets / 6th / 153rd pick / 1975
RT Mike Current 31 9 14 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 3rd / 58th pick / 1967
 Defensive Starters
LDE Council Rudolph 26 4 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 160th pick / 1972
LDT Dave Pear 23 1 13 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 56th pick / 1975
RDT Lee Roy Selmon 22 Rook 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 1st pick / 1976
RDE Pat Toomay 28 6 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 153rd pick / 1970
LLB Jimmy Gunn 28 6 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 13th / 314th pick / 1970
MLB Steve Reese 24 2 10 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
RLB Richard Wood 23 1 9 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 68th pick / 1975
LCB Curtis Jordan 22 Rook 9 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 158th pick / 1976
RCB Danny Reece 21 Rook 10 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 69th pick / 1976
SS Mark Cotney 24 1 13 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 7th / 171st pick / 1975
FS Ken Stone 26 3 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 10th / 245th pick / 1973
 Special Teams Starters
K Dave Green 27 3 0 8 of 14 field goals & 11 of 14 extra points Cincinnati Bengals / 17th / 418th pick / 1972
P Dave Green 27 3 0 92 punts for a 39.3 average, 0 blocked Cincinnati Bengals / 17th / 418th pick / 1972
PR Danny Reece 21 Rook 10 20 punt returns for a 7.2 average and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 69th pick / 1976
KR Rod McNeill 25 2 0 17 kick returns for a 22.6 average and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 4th / 88th pick / 1974

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
67 Tom Alward 24 RG 14 9 255 6-4 Nebraska 10/13/1952 Rook 3 New York Jets / 6th / 153rd pick / 1975
53 Larry Ball 27 13 0 232 6-6 Louisville 9/27/1949 4 3 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 91st pick / 1972
21 Joe Blahak 26 db 2 1 187 5-9 Nebraska 8/29/1950 3 0 Houston Oilers / 8th / 183rd pick / 1973
34 Cedric Brown 22 1 0 199 6-1 Kent St. 5/6/1954 Rook 1 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 343rd pick / 1976
32 Louis Carter 23 RB 14 8 207 5-11 Maryland 2/6/1953 1 4 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 76th pick / 1975
56 Bert Cooper 24 lb 12 3 242 6-1 Florida St. 8/24/1952 Rook 2 New York Jets / 12th / 299th pick / 1975
33 Mark Cotney 24 SS 14 13 204 6-0 New Mex. Highlands,Cameron 6/26/1952 1 4 Houston Oilers / 7th / 171st pick / 1975
74 Mike Current 31 RT 14 14 274 6-5 Ohio St. 9/17/1945 9 4 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 58th pick / 1967
26 Charlie Davis 24 rb 6 5 200 5-11 Colorado 1/16/1952 2 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 48th pick / 1974
27 Ricky Davis 23 11 0 179 6-1 Alabama 5/18/1953 1 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 195th pick / 1975
18 Parnell Dickinson 23 qb 8 1 185 6-2 Miss. Valley St. 3/14/1953 Rook 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 183rd pick / 1976
84 Freddie Douglas 22 wr 7 1 185 5-9 Arkansas 3/28/1954 Rook 0
35 Jimmy DuBose 22 rb 14 4 217 5-11 Florida 10/25/1954 Rook 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1976
72 Howard Fest 30 LG 14 14 262 6-6 Texas 4/11/1946 8 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 139th pick / 1968
4 Dave Green 27 K 14 0 206 5-11 Ohio 9/21/1949 3 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 17th / 418th pick / 1972
30 Jimmy Gunn 28 LLB 13 12 220 6-1 USC 11/27/1948 6 4 Chicago Bears / 13th / 314th pick / 1970
1 Isaac Hagins 22 1 0 179 5-9 Southern 3/2/1954 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 262nd pick / 1976
5 Terry Hanratty 28 qb 3 1 210 6-1 Notre Dame 1/19/1948 7 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1969
55 Charlie Hunt 25 5 0 215 6-2 Florida St. 2/1/1951 3 2 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 253rd pick / 1973
69 Larry Jameson 23 1 0 270 6-7 Indiana 2/1/1953 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 152nd pick / 1975
19 Essex Johnson 30 rb 14 1 201 5-9 Grambling St. 10/15/1946 8 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 156th pick / 1968
25 Curtis Jordan 22 LCB 11 9 200 6-2 Texas Tech 1/25/1954 Rook 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 158th pick / 1976
20 Vince Kendrick 24 1 0 231 6-0 Florida 3/18/1952 2 0 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 96th pick / 1974
13 Larry Lawrence 27 1 0 208 6-1 Iowa,Miami (FL) 4/11/1949 2 0
59 Mike Lemon 25 lb 5 1 218 6-2 Kansas 2/26/1951 1 0 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 149th pick / 1975
77 Everett Little 22 g 10 1 265 6-4 Houston 6/12/1954 Rook 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 124th pick / 1976
21 Don Martin 27 1 0 187 5-11 Yale 9/17/1949 3 1 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 157th pick / 1971
69 Ed McAleney 23 2 0 235 6-2 Massachusetts 9/21/1953 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 237th pick / 1976
83 Lee McGriff 23 wr 6 3 165 5-9 Florida 10/3/1953 Rook 0
89 John McKay 23 WR 14 13 182 5-11 USC 3/28/1953 Rook 2 Cleveland Browns / 16th / 394th pick / 1975
22 Rod McNeill 25 KR 11 0 219 6-2 USC 3/26/1951 2 1 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 88th pick / 1974
86 Bob Moore 27 TE 12 10 220 6-3 Stanford 2/12/1949 5 2 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 123rd pick / 1971
44 Manfred Moore 26 10 0 197 6-1 USC 12/22/1950 2 0 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 216th pick / 1974
65 Maulty Moore 30 dt 5 1 265 6-5 Bethune-Cookman 8/12/1946 4 0
80 Jack Novak 23 te 12 1 242 6-4 Wisconsin 6/6/1953 1 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 301st pick / 1975
42 Frank Oliver 24 4 0 194 6-1 Kentucky St. 3/3/1952 1 1 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 87th pick / 1975
85 Morris Owens 23 WR 12 10 190 6-0 Arizona St. 2/14/1953 1 3 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 106th pick / 1975
82 Fred Pagac 24 te 14 3 222 6-0 Ohio St. 4/26/1952 2 0
76 Dave Pear 23 LDT 13 13 250 6-2 Washington 6/1/1953 1 4 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 56th pick / 1975
58 Cal Peterson 24 lb 5 4 220 6-3 UCLA 10/6/1952 2 2 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1974
57 Jim Peterson 26 lb 3 2 235 6-5 San Diego St. 1/20/1950 2 1 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 133rd pick / 1973
20 Reggie Pierson 24 db 5 1 185 5-11 Oklahoma St. 12/13/1952 Rook 0
75 Dave Reavis 26 t 1 1 257 6-5 Arkansas 6/19/1950 2 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 106th pick / 1973
46 Danny Reece 21 PR 11 10 190 5-11 USC 1/28/1955 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 69th pick / 1976
52 Steve Reese 24 MLB 12 10 229 6-2 Louisville 1/7/1952 2 3
64 Glenn Robinson 25 de 14 4 242 6-6 Oklahoma St. 10/20/1951 1 1 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 57th pick / 1974
5 Mirro Roder 32 2 0 218 6-1 none 1/22/1944 3 -1
78 Council Rudolph 26 LDE 14 13 255 6-4 Kentucky St. 1/18/1950 4 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 160th pick / 1972
51 Dan Ryczek 27 C 14 13 249 6-3 Virginia 8/24/1949 3 4 Washington Redskins / 13th / 322nd pick / 1971
61 Dewey Selmon 23 rdt 12 5 246 6-1 Oklahoma 11/19/1953 Rook 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 60th pick / 1976
63 Lee Roy Selmon 22 RDT 8 6 256 6-3 Oklahoma 10/20/1954 Rook 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 1st pick / 1976
55 Jim Sims 23 lb 2 1 195 6-0 USC 12/28/1953 Rook 0 New York Giants / 12th / 288th pick / 1974
88 Barry Smith 25 13 1 190 6-1 Florida St. 1/15/1951 3 1 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 21st pick / 1973
11 Steve Spurrier 31 QB 14 12 204 6-2 Florida 4/20/1945 9 4 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1967
28 Ken Stone 26 FS 14 14 179 6-1 Vanderbilt 9/14/1950 3 4 Washington Redskins / 10th / 245th pick / 1973
66 Pat Toomay 28 RDE 14 14 247 6-5 Vanderbilt 5/17/1948 6 4 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 153rd pick / 1970
73 John Ward 28 g 4 2 258 6-4 Oklahoma St. 5/27/1948 6 1 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 1970
40 Mike Washington 23 lcb 6 6 197 6-2 Alabama 7/1/1953 Rook 1 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1975
43 Ed Williams 26 FB 12 10 245 6-2 Langston 6/19/1950 2 3
79 Steve Wilson 22 rg 10 5 265 6-4 Georgia 5/19/1954 Rook 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 154th pick / 1976
54 Richard Wood 23 RLB 13 9 224 6-2 USC 5/31/1953 1 4 New York Jets / 3rd / 68th pick / 1975
24 Roscoe Word 24 db 2 2 170 5-11 Jackson St. 7/24/1952 2 1 New York Jets / 3rd / 74th pick / 1974
70 Randy Young 22 9 0 250 6-5 Iowa St. 7/4/1954 Rook 2 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 338th pick / 1976
71 Steve Young 23 LT 13 11 272 6-8 Colorado 7/18/1953 Rook 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 61st pick / 1976
Team Total 24.9 14 220.3 6-1.7 2.1