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1984 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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6-10-0, NFC Central Division  · 1984 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.5, Offense: -0.2, Defense: -3.4, SoS: -0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 335 points (20.9/g), 14th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 380 points (23.8/g), 21st.
 Differential of -45 points (-2.8/g), 20th.  Expected W-L: 6.8-9.2.

Coach: John McKay (6-10-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Wayne Fontes

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

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Steve DeBerg 30 6 13 308 for 509, 3,554 yards, 19 td, 18 int, & 28 rushes for 59 yards and 2 td Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 275th pick / 1977
RB James Wilder* 26 3 16 407 rushes for 1,544 yards, 13 td, & 85 catches for 685 yards and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1981
WR Gerald Carter 27 4 9 60 catches for 816 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for 16 yards and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 240th pick / 1980
WR Kevin House 27 4 16 76 catches for 1,005 yards, 5 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1980
TE Jerry Bell 25 2 11 29 catches for 397 yards, 4 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 74th pick / 1982
TE Jimmie Giles 30 7 14 24 catches for 310 yards, 2 td Houston Oilers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1977
LT Gene Sanders 28 5 14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 8th / 217th pick / 1979
LG Steve Courson 29 6 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 125th pick / 1977
C Steve Wilson 30 8 13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 154th pick / 1976
RG Sean Farrell 24 2 14 2 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 17th pick / 1982
RT Ron Heller 22 Rook 14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 112th pick / 1984
 Defensive Starters
LDE John Cannon 24 2 16 3.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1982
NT David Logan 28 5 16 5.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 307th pick / 1979
RDE Lee Roy Selmon* 30 8 16 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 1st pick / 1976
LOLB Keith Browner 22 Rook 10 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1984
LILB Jeff Davis 24 2 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 128th pick / 1982
RILB Scot Brantley 26 4 16 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 76th pick / 1980
ROLB Hugh Green 25 3 8 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 7th pick / 1981
LCB Jeremiah Castille 23 1 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1983
RCB John Holt 25 3 15 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 89th pick / 1981
SS Mark Cotney 32 9 9 2.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 7th / 171st pick / 1975
FS Beasley Reece 30 8 14 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 264th pick / 1976
 Special Teams Starters
K Obed Ariri 28 Rook 0 19 of 26 field goals & 38 of 40 extra points Baltimore Colts / 7th / 178th pick / 1981
P Frank Garcia 27 3 0 68 punts for a 41.9 average, 0 blocked
PR Leon Bright 29 3 0 23 punt returns for a 7.5 average and 0 td
KR Michael Morton 24 2 0 38 kick returns for a 22.0 average and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 325th pick / 1982

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
27 Fred Acorn 23 db 16 1 185 5-10 Texas 3/17/1961 Rook 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 57th pick / 1984
2 Obed Ariri 28 K 16 0 170 5-8 Clemson 4/7/1956 Rook 3 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 178th pick / 1981
46 Adger Armstrong 27 FB 15 9 213 6-0 Texas A&M 6/21/1957 4 2
82 Jerry Bell 25 TE 16 11 230 6-5 Arizona St. 3/7/1959 2 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 74th pick / 1982
83 Theo Bell 31 15 0 185 6-0 Arizona 12/21/1953 8 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 120th pick / 1976
71 Byron Braggs 25 14 0 290 6-4 Alabama 10/10/1959 3 1 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 117th pick / 1981
52 Scot Brantley 26 RILB 16 16 230 6-1 Florida 2/24/1958 4 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 76th pick / 1980
29 Leon Bright 29 PR 12 0 192 5-9 Florida St. 5/19/1955 3 0
34 Cedric Brown 30 FS 9 9 199 6-1 Kent St. 5/6/1954 8 3 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 343rd pick / 1976
57 Keith Browner 22 LOLB 16 10 245 6-6 USC 1/24/1962 Rook 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1984
77 Glenn Bujnoch 31 g 8 3 260 6-5 Texas A&M 12/20/1953 8 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1976
78 John Cannon 24 LDE 16 16 260 6-5 William & Mary 7/30/1960 2 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1982
86 Jay Carroll 23 te 16 2 230 6-4 Minnesota 11/8/1961 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 169th pick / 1984
87 Gerald Carter 27 WR 16 9 190 6-1 Texas A&M 6/19/1957 4 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 240th pick / 1980
28 Mel Carver 25 rb 5 1 221 5-11 UNLV 7/14/1959 2 1
23 Jeremiah Castille 23 LCB 16 16 175 5-10 Alabama 1/15/1961 1 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1983
31 Randy Clark 22 2 0 195 6-0 Florida 2/18/1962 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 202nd pick / 1984
33 Mark Cotney 32 SS 16 9 204 6-0 New Mex. Highlands,Cameron 6/26/1952 9 5 Houston Oilers / 7th / 171st pick / 1975
72 Steve Courson 29 LG 14 12 274 6-1 South Carolina 10/1/1955 6 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 125th pick / 1977
31 Craig Curry 23 5 0 187 6-0 Texas 7/20/1961 Rook 0 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 93rd pick / 1984
75 Phil Darns 25 2 0 245 6-3 Miss. Valley St. 7/27/1959 Rook 0
58 Jeff Davis 24 LILB 16 16 230 6-0 Clemson 1/26/1960 2 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 128th pick / 1982
17 Steve DeBerg 30 QB 16 13 210 6-3 San Jose St. 1/19/1954 6 12 Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 275th pick / 1977
25 Scott Dierking 29 rb 8 2 218 5-10 Purdue 5/24/1955 7 0 New York Jets / 4th / 90th pick / 1977
81 Dwayne Dixon 22 10 0 205 6-1 Florida 8/2/1962 Rook 1
62 Sean Farrell 24 RG 15 14 260 6-3 Penn St. 5/25/1960 2 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 17th pick / 1982
5 Frank Garcia 27 P 16 0 205 6-0 Arizona St.,UNLV,Arizona 6/5/1957 3 3
88 Jimmie Giles 30 TE 14 14 239 6-3 Alcorn St. 11/8/1954 7 3 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1977
53 Hugh Green 25 ROLB 8 8 225 6-2 Pittsburgh 7/27/1959 3 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 7th pick / 1981
60 Randy Grimes 24 c 10 3 270 6-4 Baylor 7/20/1960 1 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 45th pick / 1983
24 Maurice Harvey 28 15 0 190 5-10 Ball St. 1/14/1956 6 1 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 86th pick / 1978
73 Ron Heller 22 RT 14 14 298 6-5 Penn St. 8/25/1962 Rook 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 112th pick / 1984
21 John Holt 25 RCB 15 15 180 5-11 West Texas A&M 5/14/1959 3 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 89th pick / 1981
89 Kevin House 27 WR 16 16 181 6-1 Southern Illinois 12/20/1957 4 9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1980
65 Noah Jackson 33 g 6 3 267 6-2 Tampa 4/14/1951 9 2 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 161st pick / 1974
56 Cecil Johnson 29 lolb 8 6 230 6-2 Pittsburgh 8/19/1955 7 2
79 Ken Kaplan 24 t 16 2 270 6-4 New Hampshire 1/12/1960 Rook 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 158th pick / 1983
16 Blair Kiel 23 10 0 209 6-0 Notre Dame 11/29/1961 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 11th / 281st pick / 1984
76 David Logan 28 NT 16 16 250 6-2 Pittsburgh 10/25/1956 5 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 307th pick / 1979
75 Brison Manor 32 6 0 247 6-4 Arkansas 8/10/1952 7 0 New York Jets / 15th / 380th pick / 1975
67 Karl Morgan 23 13 0 255 6-1 UCLA 2/23/1961 Rook 1
20 Michael Morton 24 KR 16 0 180 5-8 UNLV 2/6/1960 2 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 325th pick / 1982
26 James Owens 29 4 0 192 5-11 UCLA 7/5/1955 5 0 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 29th pick / 1979
38 George Peoples 24 6 0 211 6-0 Auburn 8/25/1960 2 0 Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 216th pick / 1982
43 Beasley Reece 30 FS 16 14 193 6-1 North Texas 3/18/1954 8 5 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 264th pick / 1976
66 Booker Reese 25 1 0 260 6-0 Bethune-Cookman 9/20/1959 2 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1982
74 Gene Sanders 28 LT 16 14 273 6-3 Washington,Texas A&M 11/10/1956 5 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 8th / 217th pick / 1979
63 Lee Roy Selmon* 30 RDE 16 16 256 6-3 Oklahoma 10/20/1954 8 9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 1st pick / 1976
55 Danny Spradlin 25 15 0 235 6-1 Tennessee 3/3/1959 3 1 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 137th pick / 1981
70 Kelly Thomas 24 t 10 2 270 6-6 USC 9/9/1960 1 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 99th pick / 1983
41 Norris Thomas 30 15 0 180 6-0 Southern Miss 5/3/1954 7 1 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 257th pick / 1976
84 Zach Thomas 24 2 0 182 6-0 South Carolina St. 9/8/1960 1 0
14 Jack Thompson 28 qb 5 3 217 6-3 Washington St. 5/19/1956 5 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1979
59 Robert Thompson 24 lb 9 1 227 6-3 Michigan 2/4/1960 1 1 Houston Oilers / 8th / 198th pick / 1983
81 Perry Tuttle 25 3 0 178 6-0 Clemson 8/2/1959 2 0 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 19th pick / 1982
51 Chris Washington 22 rolb 16 7 231 6-4 Iowa St. 3/6/1962 Rook 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 142nd pick / 1984
40 Mike Washington 31 1 0 197 6-2 Alabama 7/1/1953 8 0 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1975
32 James Wilder* 26 RB 16 16 225 6-3 Missouri 5/12/1958 3 17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1981
50 Steve Wilson 30 C 16 13 265 6-4 Georgia 5/19/1954 8 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 154th pick / 1976
85 Mark Witte 25 16 0 236 6-3 North Texas 12/3/1959 1 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 11th / 297th pick / 1983
54 Richard Wood 31 16 0 224 6-2 USC 5/31/1953 9 1 New York Jets / 3rd / 68th pick / 1975
Team Total 26.5 16 223.8 6-1.5 3.6