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1981 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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9-7-0, Finished 1st in NFC Central Division  · 1981 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.0, Offense: -1.4, Defense: 4.4, SoS: 0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 315 points (19.7/g), 18th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 268 points (16.8/g), 4th.
 Differential of 47 points (2.9/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 9.5-6.5.

Coach: John McKay (9-7-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Bass

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Doug Williams 26 3 16 238 for 471, 3,563 yards, 19 td, 14 int, & 48 rushes for 209 yards and 4 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 17th pick / 1978
RB Jerry Eckwood 27 2 12 172 rushes for 651 yards, 2 td, & 24 catches for 213 yards and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 60th pick / 1979
FB James Wilder 23 Rook 16 107 rushes for 370 yards, 4 td, & 48 catches for 507 yards and 1 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1981
WR Theo Bell 28 5 9 21 catches for 318 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for 7 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 120th pick / 1976
WR Kevin House 24 1 16 56 catches for 1,176 yards, 9 td, & 2 rushes for 9 yards and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1980
TE Jimmie Giles* 27 4 16 45 catches for 786 yards, 6 td Houston Oilers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1977
LT Gene Sanders 25 2 14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 8th / 217th pick / 1979
LG Ray Snell 23 1 12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1980
C Steve Wilson 27 5 15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 154th pick / 1976
RG Greg Roberts 25 2 14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1979
RT Charley Hannah 26 4 12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 56th pick / 1977
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bill Kollar 29 7 12 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 23rd pick / 1974
NT David Logan 25 2 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 307th pick / 1979
RDE Lee Roy Selmon* 27 5 13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 1st pick / 1976
LOLB Andy Hawkins 23 1 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 10th / 267th pick / 1980
LILB Cecil Johnson 26 4 16 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RILB Richard Wood 28 6 16 New York Jets / 3rd / 68th pick / 1975
ROLB Hugh Green 22 Rook 16 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 7th pick / 1981
LCB Norris Thomas 27 4 15 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 9th / 257th pick / 1976
RCB Mike Washington 28 5 12 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1975
SS Neal Colzie 27 6 16 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 1st / 24th pick / 1975
FS Cedric Brown 27 5 15 9 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 12th / 343rd pick / 1976
 Special Teams Starters
K Bill Capece 22 Rook 0 15 of 24 field goals & 30 of 32 extra points Houston Oilers / 12th / 324th pick / 1981
P Larry Swider 26 2 0 58 punts for a 42.7 average, 2 blocked Denver Broncos / 7th / 185th pick / 1977
PR Theo Bell 28 5 9 27 punt returns for a 4.9 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 120th pick / 1976
KR James Owens 26 2 1 24 kick returns for a 19.7 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 29th pick / 1979

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
42 Ricky Bell 26 rb 7 3 220 6-2 USC 4/8/1955 4 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 1st pick / 1977
83 Theo Bell 28 PR 16 9 185 6-0 Arizona 12/21/1953 5 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 120th pick / 1976
16 Tom Blanchard 33 3 0 190 6-0 Oregon 5/28/1948 10 1 New York Giants / 12th / 304th pick / 1971
52 Scot Brantley 23 16 0 230 6-1 Florida 2/24/1958 1 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 76th pick / 1980
34 Cedric Brown 27 FS 16 15 199 6-1 Kent St. 5/6/1954 5 10 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 343rd pick / 1976
79 Joe Campbell 26 7 0 254 6-6 Maryland 5/8/1955 4 1 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 7th pick / 1977
3 Bill Capece 22 K 13 0 170 5-7 Florida St. 4/1/1959 Rook 2 Houston Oilers / 12th / 324th pick / 1981
87 Gerald Carter 24 16 0 190 6-1 Texas A&M 6/19/1957 1 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 240th pick / 1980
44 William Cesare 26 16 0 190 5-11 Memphis,Miami (FL) 6/2/1955 3 1
20 Neal Colzie 27 SS 16 16 200 6-2 Ohio St. 2/28/1954 6 9 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 24th pick / 1975
28 Gary Davis 27 7 0 202 5-10 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 9/7/1954 5 0 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 174th pick / 1976
27 Tony Davis 28 16 0 212 5-11 Nebraska 1/21/1953 5 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 106th pick / 1976
24 Jeff Delaney 25 2 0 195 6-0 Pittsburgh 10/25/1956 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 190th pick / 1979
43 Jerry Eckwood 27 RB 16 12 198 6-0 Arkansas 12/26/1954 2 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 60th pick / 1979
14 Chuck Fusina 24 4 0 197 6-1 Penn St. 5/31/1957 2 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 133rd pick / 1979
88 Jimmie Giles* 27 TE 16 16 239 6-3 Alcorn St. 11/8/1954 4 7 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1977
53 Hugh Green 22 ROLB 16 16 225 6-2 Pittsburgh 7/27/1959 Rook 10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 7th pick / 1981
73 Charley Hannah 26 RT 15 12 260 6-5 Alabama 7/26/1955 4 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 56th pick / 1977
59 Andy Hawkins 23 LOLB 16 12 225 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 3/31/1958 1 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 10th / 267th pick / 1980
21 John Holt 22 rcb 16 6 180 5-11 West Texas A&M 5/14/1959 Rook 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 89th pick / 1981
89 Kevin House 24 WR 16 16 181 6-1 Southern Illinois 12/20/1957 1 11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1980
70 Scott Hutchinson 25 16 0 246 6-4 Florida 5/27/1956 3 1 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 38th pick / 1978
56 Cecil Johnson 26 LILB 16 16 230 6-2 Pittsburgh 8/19/1955 4 10
84 Gordon Jones 24 wr 13 4 190 6-0 Pittsburgh 7/25/1957 2 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1979
77 Bill Kollar 29 LDE 12 12 255 6-3 Montana St. 11/27/1952 7 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 23rd pick / 1974
62 Jim Leonard 24 g 16 3 258 6-3 Santa Clara 10/19/1957 1 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 186th pick / 1980
57 Dave Lewis 27 lb 13 4 240 6-4 USC 10/15/1954 4 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 29th pick / 1977
76 David Logan 25 NT 16 16 250 6-2 Pittsburgh 10/25/1956 2 9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 307th pick / 1979
45 Aaron Mitchell 25 13 0 196 6-1 Morris Brown,UNLV 12/15/1956 2 1 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 55th pick / 1979
51 Dana Nafziger 28 16 0 220 6-1 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 10/26/1953 4 0
86 Jim Obradovich 28 te 16 3 225 6-2 USC 4/2/1953 6 0 New York Giants / 7th / 158th pick / 1975
26 James Owens 26 KR 16 1 192 5-11 UCLA 7/5/1955 2 4 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 29th pick / 1979
75 Dave Reavis 31 lt 12 5 257 6-5 Arkansas 6/19/1950 7 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 106th pick / 1973
61 Greg Roberts 25 RG 16 14 260 6-3 Oklahoma 11/19/1956 2 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1979
74 Gene Sanders 25 LT 16 14 273 6-3 Washington,Texas A&M 11/10/1956 2 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 8th / 217th pick / 1979
63 Lee Roy Selmon* 27 RDE 14 13 256 6-3 Oklahoma 10/20/1954 5 9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 1st pick / 1976
64 Laval Short 23 4 0 250 6-3 Colorado 9/29/1958 1 0 Denver Broncos / 5th / 136th pick / 1980
72 Ray Snell 23 LG 16 12 262 6-4 Wisconsin 2/24/1958 1 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1980
65 Dave Stalls 26 lde 16 7 250 6-5 Northern Colorado 9/19/1955 4 5 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 191st pick / 1977
9 Larry Swider 26 P 13 0 195 6-2 Pittsburgh 2/1/1955 2 2 Denver Broncos / 7th / 185th pick / 1977
41 Norris Thomas 27 LCB 16 15 180 6-0 Southern Miss 5/3/1954 4 7 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 257th pick / 1976
40 Mike Washington 28 RCB 14 12 197 6-2 Alabama 7/1/1953 5 8 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1975
90 Brad White 23 16 0 256 6-2 Tennessee 8/18/1958 Rook 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 310th pick / 1981
32 James Wilder 23 FB 16 16 225 6-3 Missouri 5/12/1958 Rook 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1981
12 Doug Williams 26 QB 16 16 220 6-4 Grambling St. 8/9/1955 3 13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 17th pick / 1978
50 Steve Wilson 27 C 15 15 265 6-4 Georgia 5/19/1954 5 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 154th pick / 1976
54 Richard Wood 28 RILB 16 16 224 6-2 USC 5/31/1953 6 9 New York Jets / 3rd / 68th pick / 1975
68 George Yarno 24 lg 16 5 260 6-2 Washington St. 8/12/1957 2 3
1 Garo Yepremian 37 3 0 175 5-8 none 6/2/1944 15 0
Team Total 26.0 16 221.4 6-1.7 3.4