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1983 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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2-14-0, Finished 5th in NFC Central Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.0, Offense: -7.5, Defense: -1.6, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 241 points (15.1/g), 27th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 380 points (23.8/g), 22nd.
 Differential of -139 points (-8.7/g), 27th.  Expected W-L: 4.1-11.9.

Coach: John McKay (2-14-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Wayne Fontes

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 Jack Thompson 27 4 13 249 for 423, 2,906 yards, 18 td, 21 int, & 26 rushes for 27 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1979
RB Mel Carver 24 1 9 114 rushes for 348 yards, 0 td, & 32 catches for 262 yards and 1 td
FB James Wilder 25 2 10 161 rushes for 640 yards, 4 td, & 57 catches for 380 yards and 2 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1981
WR Gerald Carter 26 3 9 48 catches for 694 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for 0 yards and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 240th pick / 1980
WR Kevin House 26 3 16 47 catches for 769 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for -4 yards and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1980
TE Jimmie Giles 29 6 9 25 catches for 349 yards, 1 td Houston Oilers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1977
LT Dave Reavis 33 9 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 106th pick / 1973
LG Randy Grimes 23 Rook 10 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 45th pick / 1983
C Steve Wilson 29 7 10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 154th pick / 1976
RG Sean Farrell 23 1 9 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 17th pick / 1982
RT Kelly Thomas 23 Rook 13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 99th pick / 1983
 Defensive Starters
LDE John Cannon 23 1 11 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1982
NT David Logan 27 4 16 9.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 307th pick / 1979
RDE Lee Roy Selmon* 29 7 13 11.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 1st pick / 1976
LOLB Ed Judie 24 1 10 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
LILB Jeff Davis 23 1 14 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 128th pick / 1982
RILB Scot Brantley 25 3 15 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 76th pick / 1980
ROLB Hugh Green* 24 2 15 3.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 7th pick / 1981
LCB John Holt 24 2 16 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 89th pick / 1981
RCB Mike Washington 30 7 10 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1975
SS Mark Cotney 31 8 12 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 7th / 171st pick / 1975
FS Beasley Reece 29 7 8 0.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 264th pick / 1976
 Special Teams Starters
K Bill Capece 24 2 0 10 of 23 field goals & 23 of 26 extra points Houston Oilers / 12th / 324th pick / 1981
P Frank Garcia 26 2 0 95 punts for a 42.2 average, 1 blocked
PR Andre Tyler 24 Rook 0 27 punt returns for a 7.7 average and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 158th pick / 1982
KR Michael Morton 23 1 0 30 kick returns for a 23.0 average and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 325th pick / 1982

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
69 Hasson Arbubakrr 23 de 16 1 250 6-4 Pasadena CC,Texas Tech 12/9/1960 Rook 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 238th pick / 1983
46 Adger Armstrong 26 fb 11 5 213 6-0 Texas A&M 6/21/1957 3 1
82 Jerry Bell 24 te 16 6 230 6-5 Arizona St. 3/7/1959 1 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 74th pick / 1982
83 Theo Bell 30 wr 16 4 185 6-0 Arizona 12/21/1953 7 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 120th pick / 1976
52 Scot Brantley 25 RILB 16 15 230 6-1 Florida 2/24/1958 3 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 76th pick / 1980
80 Gene Branton 23 1 0 223 6-4 Texas Southern 11/23/1960 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 148th pick / 1983
34 Cedric Brown 29 fs 8 7 199 6-1 Kent St. 5/6/1954 7 4 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 343rd pick / 1976
77 Glenn Bujnoch 30 g 6 2 260 6-5 Texas A&M 12/20/1953 7 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1976
78 John Cannon 23 LDE 14 11 260 6-5 William & Mary 7/30/1960 1 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1982
3 Bill Capece 24 K 15 0 170 5-7 Florida St. 4/1/1959 2 -1 Houston Oilers / 12th / 324th pick / 1981
87 Gerald Carter 26 WR 16 9 190 6-1 Texas A&M 6/19/1957 3 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 240th pick / 1980
28 Mel Carver 24 RB 16 9 221 5-11 UNLV 7/14/1959 1 4
23 Jeremiah Castille 22 lcb 15 7 175 5-10 Alabama 1/15/1961 Rook 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1983
20 Neal Colzie 29 db 5 3 200 6-2 Ohio St. 2/28/1954 8 1 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 24th pick / 1975
33 Mark Cotney 31 SS 12 12 204 6-0 New Mex. Highlands,Cameron 6/26/1952 8 5 Houston Oilers / 7th / 171st pick / 1975
58 Jeff Davis 23 LILB 15 14 230 6-0 Clemson 1/26/1960 1 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 128th pick / 1982
62 Sean Farrell 23 RG 10 9 260 6-3 Penn St. 5/25/1960 1 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 17th pick / 1982
5 Frank Garcia 26 P 16 0 205 6-0 Arizona St.,UNLV,Arizona 6/5/1957 2 3
88 Jimmie Giles 29 TE 11 9 239 6-3 Alcorn St. 11/8/1954 6 2 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1977
11 Jerry Golsteyn 29 qb 5 3 207 6-4 Northern Illinois 8/6/1954 6 1 New York Giants / 12th / 333rd pick / 1976
53 Hugh Green* 24 ROLB 16 15 225 6-2 Pittsburgh 7/27/1959 2 13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 7th pick / 1981
60 Randy Grimes 23 C 15 10 270 6-4 Baylor 7/20/1960 Rook 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 45th pick / 1983
59 Andy Hawkins 25 lolb 6 5 225 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 3/31/1958 3 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 10th / 267th pick / 1980
8 Bob Hewko 23 2 0 195 6-3 Florida 6/8/1960 Rook 0
21 John Holt 24 LCB 16 16 180 5-11 West Texas A&M 5/14/1959 2 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 89th pick / 1981
89 Kevin House 26 WR 16 16 181 6-1 Southern Illinois 12/20/1957 3 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1980
56 Cecil Johnson 28 lb 5 1 230 6-2 Pittsburgh 8/19/1955 6 1
51 Ed Judie 24 LOLB 11 10 231 6-2 Northern Arizona 7/6/1959 1 5
7 Jeff Komlo 27 2 0 200 6-2 Delaware 7/30/1956 4 0 Detroit Lions / 9th / 231st pick / 1979
29 Sandy LaBeaux 22 3 0 210 6-2 Cal State-Hayward 8/22/1961 Rook 0
57 Jim Leonard 26 g 15 1 258 6-3 Santa Clara 10/19/1957 3 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 186th pick / 1980
76 David Logan 27 NT 16 16 250 6-2 Pittsburgh 10/25/1956 4 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 307th pick / 1979
64 Quentin Lowry 26 6 0 232 6-2 Youngstown St. 11/11/1957 2 0 Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 329th pick / 1979
43 Terdell Middleton 28 7 0 198 6-0 Memphis 4/8/1955 6 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 80th pick / 1977
24 Tom Morris 23 12 0 175 5-11 Michigan St. 4/2/1960 1 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 185th pick / 1982
1 Michael Morton 23 KR 16 0 180 5-8 UNLV 2/6/1960 1 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 325th pick / 1982
44 Dwayne O'Steen 29 3 0 193 6-1 California,San Jose St. 12/20/1954 5 0
86 Jim Obradovich 30 te 16 5 225 6-2 USC 4/2/1953 8 0 New York Giants / 7th / 158th pick / 1975
26 James Owens 28 rb 12 5 192 5-11 UCLA 7/5/1955 4 2 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 29th pick / 1979
75 Dave Reavis 33 LT 15 11 257 6-5 Arkansas 6/19/1950 9 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 106th pick / 1973
43 Beasley Reece 29 FS 9 8 193 6-1 North Texas 3/18/1954 7 5 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 264th pick / 1976
66 Booker Reese 24 lde 16 7 260 6-0 Bethune-Cookman 9/20/1959 1 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1982
74 Gene Sanders 27 lt 12 7 273 6-3 Washington,Texas A&M 11/10/1956 4 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 8th / 217th pick / 1979
63 Lee Roy Selmon* 29 RDE 14 13 256 6-3 Oklahoma 10/20/1954 7 9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 1st pick / 1976
22 Johnny Ray Smith 26 db 16 1 183 5-9 Lamar 9/7/1957 1 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 11th / 283rd pick / 1981
72 Ray Snell 25 lg 9 6 262 6-4 Wisconsin 2/24/1958 3 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1980
55 Danny Spradlin 24 lb 16 2 235 6-1 Tennessee 3/3/1959 2 2 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 137th pick / 1981
65 Dave Stalls 28 6 0 250 6-5 Northern Colorado 9/19/1955 6 1 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 191st pick / 1977
70 Kelly Thomas 23 RT 14 13 270 6-6 USC 9/9/1960 Rook 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 99th pick / 1983
41 Norris Thomas 29 10 0 180 6-0 Southern Miss 5/3/1954 6 1 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 257th pick / 1976
14 Jack Thompson 27 QB 14 13 217 6-3 Washington St. 5/19/1956 4 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1979
56 Robert Thompson 23 lb 10 1 227 6-3 Michigan 2/4/1960 Rook 2 Houston Oilers / 8th / 198th pick / 1983
81 Andre Tyler 24 PR 14 0 180 6-0 Stanford 7/17/1959 Rook 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 158th pick / 1982
2 David Warnke 23 1 0 185 5-11 Augsburg 12/30/1960 Rook -1
40 Mike Washington 30 RCB 10 10 197 6-2 Alabama 7/1/1953 7 4 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1975
90 Brad White 25 16 0 256 6-2 Tennessee 8/18/1958 2 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 310th pick / 1981
32 James Wilder 25 FB 10 10 225 6-3 Missouri 5/12/1958 2 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1981
50 Steve Wilson 29 C 10 10 265 6-4 Georgia 5/19/1954 7 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 154th pick / 1976
85 Mark Witte 24 te 16 2 236 6-3 North Texas 12/3/1959 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 11th / 297th pick / 1983
54 Richard Wood 30 lb 16 1 224 6-2 USC 5/31/1953 8 1 New York Jets / 3rd / 68th pick / 1975
68 George Yarno 26 LG 14 11 260 6-2 Washington St. 8/12/1957 4 4
Team Total 26.0 16 221.2 6-1.7 3.3