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1985 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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2-14-0, Finished 5th in NFC Central Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -7.4, Offense: -1.9, Defense: -5.5, SoS: 2.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 294 points (18.4/g), 21st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 448 points (28.0/g), 27th.
 Differential of -154 points (-9.6/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 4.3-11.7.

Coach: Leeman Bennett (2-14-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jimmy Raye
 Defensive Coordinator: Doug Shivley

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 31 7 11 197 for 370, 2,488 yards, 19 td, 18 int, & 9 rushes for 28 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 275th pick / 1977
RB James Wilder 27 4 16 365 rushes for 1,300 yards, 10 td, & 53 catches for 341 yards and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1981
WR Gerald Carter 28 5 16 40 catches for 557 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for 13 yards and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 240th pick / 1980
WR Kevin House 28 5 16 44 catches for 803 yards, 5 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1980
TE Jerry Bell 26 3 9 43 catches for 496 yards, 2 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 74th pick / 1982
TE Jimmie Giles* 31 8 16 43 catches for 673 yards, 8 td Houston Oilers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1977
LT George Yarno 28 6 12
LG Steve Courson 30 7 13 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 125th pick / 1977
C Randy Grimes 25 2 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 45th pick / 1983
RG Sean Farrell 25 3 14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 17th pick / 1982
RT Ron Heller 23 1 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 112th pick / 1984
 Defensive Starters
LDE John Cannon 25 3 16 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1982
NT David Logan 29 6 16 6.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 307th pick / 1979
RDE Ron Holmes 22 Rook 14 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 8th pick / 1985
LOLB Ervin Randle 23 Rook 7 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1985
LILB Jeff Davis 25 3 16 2.5 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 128th pick / 1982
RILB Scot Brantley 27 5 13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 76th pick / 1980
ROLB Chris Washington 23 1 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 142nd pick / 1984
LCB Jeremiah Castille 24 2 16 0.0 sacks, 7 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1983
RCB John Holt 26 4 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 89th pick / 1981
SS David Greenwood 25 Rook 9 3.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 8th / 206th pick / 1983
FS Ivory Sully 28 6 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Donald Igwebuike 25 Rook 0 22 of 32 field goals & 30 of 32 extra points Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 10th / 260th pick / 1985
P Frank Garcia 28 4 0 77 punts for a 42.0 average, 2 blocked
PR Mike Prior 22 Rook 0 13 punt returns for a 8.1 average and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 176th pick / 1985
KR Phil Freeman 23 Rook 0 48 kick returns for a 22.6 average and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 8th / 204th pick / 1985

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
40 Adger Armstrong 28 16 0 213 6-0 Texas A&M 6/21/1957 5 0
82 Jerry Bell 26 TE 9 9 230 6-5 Arizona St. 3/7/1959 3 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 74th pick / 1982
83 Theo Bell 32 15 0 185 6-0 Arizona 12/21/1953 9 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 120th pick / 1976
52 Scot Brantley 27 RILB 13 13 230 6-1 Florida 2/24/1958 5 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 76th pick / 1980
80 Gene Branton 25 3 0 223 6-4 Texas Southern 11/23/1960 2 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 148th pick / 1983
29 Leon Bright 30 8 0 192 5-9 Florida St. 5/19/1955 4 0
57 Keith Browner 23 lolb 16 5 245 6-6 USC 1/24/1962 1 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1984
78 John Cannon 25 LDE 16 16 260 6-5 William & Mary 7/30/1960 3 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1982
87 Gerald Carter 28 WR 16 16 190 6-1 Texas A&M 6/19/1957 5 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 240th pick / 1980
28 Mel Carver 26 2 0 221 5-11 UNLV 7/14/1959 3 0
23 Jeremiah Castille 24 LCB 16 16 175 5-10 Alabama 1/15/1961 2 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1983
72 Steve Courson 30 LG 16 13 274 6-1 South Carolina 10/1/1955 7 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 125th pick / 1977
31 Craig Curry 24 ss 16 7 187 6-0 Texas 7/20/1961 1 3 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 93rd pick / 1984
58 Jeff Davis 25 LILB 16 16 230 6-0 Clemson 1/26/1960 3 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 128th pick / 1982
17 Steve DeBerg 31 QB 11 11 210 6-3 San Jose St. 1/19/1954 7 8 Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 275th pick / 1977
47 Paul Dombroski 29 6 0 185 6-0 Hawaii,Linfield 8/8/1956 5 0
80 K.D. Dunn 22 7 0 235 6-3 Clemson 4/28/1963 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 116th pick / 1985
26 Ricky Easmon 22 6 0 158 5-10 Florida 7/3/1963 Rook 0
62 Sean Farrell 25 RG 14 14 260 6-3 Penn St. 5/25/1960 3 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 17th pick / 1982
65 Don Fielder 26 11 0 260 6-3 Kentucky 10/20/1959 Rook 1
81 Phil Freeman 23 KR 14 0 185 5-11 Arizona 12/9/1962 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 8th / 204th pick / 1985
5 Frank Garcia 28 P 16 0 205 6-0 Arizona St.,UNLV,Arizona 6/5/1957 4 2
88 Jimmie Giles* 31 TE 16 16 239 6-3 Alcorn St. 11/8/1954 8 6 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1977
53 Hugh Green 26 rolb 5 5 225 6-2 Pittsburgh 7/27/1959 4 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 7th pick / 1981
30 David Greenwood 25 SS 16 9 210 6-3 Wisconsin 3/25/1960 Rook 5 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 206th pick / 1983
60 Randy Grimes 25 C 16 16 270 6-4 Baylor 7/20/1960 2 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 45th pick / 1983
73 Ron Heller 23 RT 16 16 298 6-5 Penn St. 8/25/1962 1 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 112th pick / 1984
90 Ron Holmes 22 RDE 16 14 261 6-4 Washington 8/26/1963 Rook 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 8th pick / 1985
21 John Holt 26 RCB 16 16 180 5-11 West Texas A&M 5/14/1959 4 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 89th pick / 1981
89 Kevin House 28 WR 16 16 181 6-1 Southern Illinois 12/20/1957 5 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1980
25 Carl Howard 24 4 0 188 6-2 Rutgers 9/20/1961 1 0
1 Donald Igwebuike 25 K 16 0 181 5-9 Clemson 12/27/1960 Rook 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 10th / 260th pick / 1985
56 Cecil Johnson 30 lb 16 2 230 6-2 Pittsburgh 8/19/1955 8 2
55 Dennis Johnson 27 8 0 234 6-3 USC 6/19/1958 5 0 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 92nd pick / 1980
79 Ken Kaplan 25 16 0 270 6-4 New Hampshire 1/12/1960 1 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 158th pick / 1983
59 Larry Kubin 26 4 0 234 6-2 Penn St. 2/26/1959 3 0 Washington Redskins / 6th / 148th pick / 1981
71 Chris Lindstrom 25 de 15 2 260 6-7 Boston Univ. 8/3/1960 2 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 205th pick / 1982
76 David Logan 29 NT 16 16 250 6-2 Pittsburgh 10/25/1956 6 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 307th pick / 1979
86 Calvin Magee 22 te 16 7 240 6-3 Southern 4/23/1963 Rook 3
68 Rick Mallory 25 RG 13 8 265 6-2 Washington 10/21/1960 Rook 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 225th pick / 1984
67 Karl Morgan 24 16 0 255 6-1 UCLA 2/23/1961 1 2
38 George Peoples 25 2 0 211 6-0 Auburn 8/25/1960 3 0 Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 216th pick / 1982
24 Mike Prior 22 PR 16 0 208 6-0 Illinois St. 11/14/1963 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 176th pick / 1985
54 Ervin Randle 23 LOLB 16 7 250 6-1 Baylor 10/12/1962 Rook 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1985
7 Alan Risher 24 16 0 190 6-2 LSU 5/6/1961 Rook 0
74 Gene Sanders 29 2 0 273 6-3 Washington,Texas A&M 11/10/1956 6 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 8th / 217th pick / 1979
64 Joe Shearin 25 10 0 254 6-4 Texas 4/16/1960 2 1 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 181st pick / 1982
20 Ron Springs 29 12 0 213 6-0 Ohio St. 11/4/1956 6 1 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 136th pick / 1979
71 Mark Studaway 25 6 0 273 6-3 Tennessee 9/20/1960 1 0 Houston Oilers / 4th / 85th pick / 1984
44 Ivory Sully 28 FS 16 16 198 6-0 Delaware 6/20/1957 6 6
84 David Verser 27 1 0 200 6-1 Kansas 3/1/1958 4 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 10th pick / 1981
51 Chris Washington 23 LOLB 16 16 231 6-4 Iowa St. 3/6/1962 1 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 142nd pick / 1984
32 James Wilder 27 RB 16 16 225 6-3 Missouri 5/12/1958 4 11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1981
50 Steve Wilson 31 c 5 1 265 6-4 Georgia 5/19/1954 9 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 154th pick / 1976
85 Mark Witte 26 16 0 236 6-3 North Texas 12/3/1959 2 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 11th / 297th pick / 1983
66 George Yarno 28 LT 12 12 260 6-2 Washington St. 8/12/1957 6 5
8 Steve Young 24 qb 5 5 215 6-2 BYU 10/11/1961 Rook 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 1st pick / 1984 Supp
Team Total 26.0 16 226.8 6-1.8 3.0