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1977 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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2-12-0, NFC Central Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -10.7, Offense: -11.1, Defense: 0.3, SoS: -2.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 103 points (7.4/g), 28th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 223 points (15.9/g), 12th.
 Differential of -120 points (-8.6/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 1.9-12.1.

Coach: John McKay (2-12-0)

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 Gary Huff 26 4 6 67 for 138, 889 yards, 3 td, 13 int, & 8 rushes for 10 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1973
RB Ricky Bell 22 Rook 10 148 rushes for 436 yards, 1 td, & 11 catches for 88 yards and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 1st pick / 1977
FB Jimmy DuBose 23 1 6 71 rushes for 284 yards, 0 td, & 11 catches for 89 yards and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1976
WR John McKay 24 1 10 12 catches for 164 yards, 0 td Cleveland Browns / 16th / 394th pick / 1975
WR Morris Owens 24 2 14 34 catches for 655 yards, 3 td, & 2 rushes for -2 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 5th / 106th pick / 1975
TE Dana Nafziger 24 Rook 11 9 catches for 119 yards, 0 td
LT Dave Reavis 27 3 14 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 106th pick / 1973
LG Jeff Winans 26 4 11 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1973
C Dan Ryczek 28 4 10 Washington Redskins / 13th / 322nd pick / 1971
RG Dan Medlin 28 3 14 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 131st pick / 1972
RT Darryl Carlton 24 2 13 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 23rd pick / 1975
 Defensive Starters
LDE Council Rudolph 27 5 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 160th pick / 1972
NT Dave Pear 24 2 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 56th pick / 1975
RDE Lee Roy Selmon 23 1 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 1st pick / 1976
LOLB Dave Lewis 23 Rook 13 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 29th pick / 1977
LILB Dewey Selmon 24 1 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 60th pick / 1976
RILB Richard Wood 24 2 14 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 68th pick / 1975
ROLB Cecil Johnson 22 Rook 13 1 interception, 4 fumbles recovered
LCB Jeris White 25 3 14 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1974
RCB Mike Washington 24 1 14 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1975
SS Mark Cotney 25 2 12 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 7th / 171st pick / 1975
FS Cedric Brown 23 1 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 12th / 343rd pick / 1976
 Special Teams Starters
K Allan Leavitt 22 Rook 0 5 of 10 field goals & 5 of 5 extra points Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 89th pick / 1977
P Dave Green 28 4 0 98 punts for a 40.3 average, 1 blocked Cincinnati Bengals / 17th / 418th pick / 1972
PR Danny Reece 22 1 0 31 punt returns for a 8.8 average and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 69th pick / 1976
KR Isaac Hagins 23 1 3 21 kick returns for a 23.5 average and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 262nd pick / 1976

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
42 Ricky Bell 22 RB 11 10 220 6-2 USC 4/8/1955 Rook 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 1st pick / 1977
17 Jeb Blount 23 qb 5 4 200 6-3 Tulsa 7/12/1954 Rook 1 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 50th pick / 1976
53 Rik Bonness 23 13 0 220 6-3 Nebraska 3/20/1954 1 4 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 84th pick / 1976
34 Cedric Brown 23 FS 14 14 199 6-1 Kent St. 5/6/1954 1 9 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 343rd pick / 1976
82 Gary Butler 26 3 0 235 6-3 Rice 1/11/1951 4 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 27th pick / 1973
70 Darryl Carlton 24 RT 14 13 271 6-6 Tampa 6/24/1953 2 2 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 23rd pick / 1975
66 Blanchard Carter 22 13 0 250 6-4 UNLV 6/3/1955 Rook 1 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 193rd pick / 1977
32 Louis Carter 24 rb 14 1 207 5-11 Maryland 2/6/1953 2 1 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 76th pick / 1975
33 Mark Cotney 25 SS 14 12 204 6-0 New Mex. Highlands,Cameron 6/26/1952 2 7 Houston Oilers / 7th / 171st pick / 1975
28 Anthony Davis 25 11 6 190 5-10 USC 9/8/1952 Rook 2 New York Jets / 2nd / 37th pick / 1975
35 Jimmy DuBose 23 FB 13 6 217 5-11 Florida 10/25/1954 1 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1976
72 Howard Fest 31 1 0 262 6-6 Texas 4/11/1946 9 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 139th pick / 1968
4 Dave Green 28 P 14 0 206 5-11 Ohio 9/21/1949 4 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 17th / 418th pick / 1972
81 Isaac Hagins 23 KR 13 3 179 5-9 Southern 3/2/1954 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 262nd pick / 1976
73 Charley Hannah 22 9 0 260 6-5 Alabama 7/26/1955 Rook 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 56th pick / 1977
52 Paul Harris 23 lb 14 2 220 6-3 Alabama 12/19/1954 Rook 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 159th pick / 1977
14 Randy Hedberg 23 qb 7 4 200 6-3 Minot St. 12/27/1954 Rook 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 8th / 196th pick / 1977
19 Gary Huff 26 QB 8 6 195 6-1 Florida St. 4/27/1951 4 2 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1973
56 Cecil Johnson 22 ROLB 13 13 230 6-2 Pittsburgh 8/19/1955 Rook 8
72 Greg Johnson 24 5 0 240 6-4 Florida St. 12/3/1953 Rook 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 135th pick / 1976
65 Randy Johnson 24 12 0 255 6-2 Georgia 1/2/1953 Rook 1 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 122nd pick / 1976
25 Curtis Jordan 23 db 12 2 200 6-2 Texas Tech 1/25/1954 1 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 158th pick / 1976
77 Bill Kollar 25 14 0 255 6-3 Montana St. 11/27/1952 3 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 23rd pick / 1974
9 Allan Leavitt 22 K 8 0 176 5-11 Georgia 10/22/1955 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 89th pick / 1977
59 Mike Lemon 26 14 0 218 6-2 Kansas 2/26/1951 2 4 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 149th pick / 1975
57 Dave Lewis 23 LOLB 14 13 240 6-4 USC 10/15/1954 Rook 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 29th pick / 1977
89 John McKay 24 WR 14 10 182 5-11 USC 3/28/1953 1 1 Cleveland Browns / 16th / 394th pick / 1975
68 Dan Medlin 28 RG 14 14 260 6-3 North Carolina St. 10/12/1949 3 2 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 131st pick / 1972
86 Bob Moore 28 3 2 220 6-3 Stanford 2/12/1949 6 0 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 123rd pick / 1971
87 Larry Mucker 23 14 0 190 5-11 Arizona St. 8/15/1954 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 251st pick / 1977
83 Dana Nafziger 24 TE 14 11 220 6-1 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 10/26/1953 Rook 1
80 Jack Novak 24 te 9 2 242 6-4 Wisconsin 6/6/1953 2 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 301st pick / 1975
85 Morris Owens 24 WR 14 14 190 6-0 Arizona St. 2/14/1953 2 4 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 106th pick / 1975
30 Walter Packer 22 1 0 174 5-10 Mississippi St. 11/7/1955 Rook 4 Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 203rd pick / 1977
76 Dave Pear 24 NT 14 14 250 6-2 Washington 6/1/1953 2 8 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 56th pick / 1975
23 George Ragsdale 25 9 0 185 5-11 North Carolina A&T 12/4/1952 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 321st pick / 1976
75 Dave Reavis 27 LT 14 14 257 6-5 Arkansas 6/19/1950 3 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 106th pick / 1973
46 Danny Reece 22 PR 14 0 190 5-11 USC 1/28/1955 1 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 69th pick / 1976
64 Glenn Robinson 26 14 0 242 6-6 Oklahoma St. 10/20/1951 2 4 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 57th pick / 1974
78 Council Rudolph 27 LDE 14 14 255 6-4 Kentucky St. 1/18/1950 5 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 160th pick / 1972
51 Dan Ryczek 28 C 14 10 249 6-3 Virginia 8/24/1949 4 2 Washington Redskins / 13th / 322nd pick / 1971
58 Dewey Selmon 24 LILB 14 14 246 6-1 Oklahoma 11/19/1953 1 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 60th pick / 1976
63 Lee Roy Selmon 23 RDE 14 14 256 6-3 Oklahoma 10/20/1954 1 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 1st pick / 1976
40 Mike Washington 24 RCB 14 14 197 6-2 Alabama 7/1/1953 1 10 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1975
38 Jack Wender 23 2 0 210 6-0 Fresno St. 5/31/1954 Rook 0
45 Jeris White 25 LCB 14 14 188 5-9 Hawaii 9/3/1952 3 9 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1974
43 Ed Williams 27 fb 14 5 245 6-2 Langston 6/19/1950 3 1
79 Steve Wilson 23 C 14 8 265 6-4 Georgia 5/19/1954 1 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 154th pick / 1976
62 Jeff Winans 26 LG 11 11 265 6-5 USC 10/12/1951 4 2 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1973
36 Stan Winfrey 24 2 0 223 5-11 Arkansas St. 2/20/1953 2 0 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 49th pick / 1975
54 Richard Wood 24 RILB 14 14 224 6-2 USC 5/31/1953 2 9 New York Jets / 3rd / 68th pick / 1975
Team Total 24.4 14 223.0 6-1.8 1.7