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1988 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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5-11-0, Finished 3rd in NFC Central Division  · 1988 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.1, Offense: -1.9, Defense: -2.2, SoS: 1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 261 points (16.3/g), 22nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 350 points (21.9/g), 19th.
 Differential of -89 points (-5.6/g), 25th.  Expected W-L: 5.3-10.7.

Coach: Ray Perkins (5-11-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Doug Graber

Stadium: Tampa Stadium
 Training Camp: University of Tampa (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 Vinny Testaverde 25 1 15 222 for 466, 3,240 yards, 13 td, 35 int, & 28 rushes for 138 yards and 1 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 1st pick / 1987
RB Lars Tate 22 Rook 5 122 rushes for 467 yards, 7 td, & 5 catches for 23 yards and 1 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1988
FB William Howard 24 Rook 9 115 rushes for 452 yards, 1 td, & 11 catches for 97 yards and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 113th pick / 1988
WR Mark Carrier 23 1 16 57 catches for 970 yards, 5 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 57th pick / 1987
WR Bruce Hill 24 1 14 58 catches for 1,040 yards, 9 td, & 2 rushes for -11 yards and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 106th pick / 1987
TE Ron Hall 24 1 14 39 catches for 555 yards, 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 87th pick / 1987
LT Paul Gruber 23 Rook 16 2 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 4th pick / 1988
LG Rick Mallory 28 3 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 225th pick / 1984
C Randy Grimes 28 5 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 45th pick / 1983
RG Dan Turk 26 3 10 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 101st pick / 1985
RT Rob Taylor 28 2 16 Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 328th pick / 1982
 Defensive Starters
LDE Reuben Davis 23 Rook 13 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 225th pick / 1988
NT Curt Jarvis 23 1 15 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 169th pick / 1987
RDE Ron Holmes 25 3 10 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 8th pick / 1985
LOLB Kevin Murphy 25 2 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 40th pick / 1986
LILB Eugene Marve 28 6 16 1.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 59th pick / 1982
RILB Sidney Coleman 24 Rook 10 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
ROLB Winston Moss 23 1 15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 50th pick / 1987
LCB Ricky Reynolds 23 1 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 36th pick / 1987
RCB Bobby Futrell 25 2 15 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
SS Mark Robinson 26 4 9 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 90th pick / 1984
FS Harry Hamilton 26 4 16 0.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 7th / 176th pick / 1984
 Special Teams Starters
K Donald Igwebuike 28 3 0 19 of 25 field goals & 21 of 21 extra points Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 10th / 260th pick / 1985
P Ray Criswell 25 1 0 68 punts for a 36.4 average, 0 blocked Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 121st pick / 1986
PR Bobby Futrell 25 2 15 27 punt returns for a 10.5 average and 0 td
KR Donnie Elder 26 3 0 34 kick returns for a 22.7 average and 0 td New York Jets / 3rd / 67th pick / 1985

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
28 Selwyn Brown 23 4 0 205 5-11 Miami (FL) 9/28/1965 Rook 0
69 John Bruhin 24 rg 16 6 280 6-3 Tennessee 12/9/1964 Rook 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 86th pick / 1988
78 John Cannon 28 de 16 3 260 6-5 William & Mary 7/30/1960 6 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1982
4 John Carney 24 4 0 180 5-11 Notre Dame 4/20/1964 Rook -1
88 Mark Carrier 23 WR 16 16 186 6-0 Nicholls St. 10/28/1965 1 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 57th pick / 1987
83 Joey Clinkscales 24 3 0 199 6-0 Tennessee 5/21/1964 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 233rd pick / 1987
53 Sidney Coleman 24 RILB 16 10 250 6-2 Southern Miss 1/14/1964 Rook 5
71 Mark Cooper 28 15 0 270 6-5 Miami (FL) 2/14/1960 5 1 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 31st pick / 1983
13 Ray Criswell 25 P 16 0 192 6-0 Florida 8/16/1963 1 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 121st pick / 1986
79 Reuben Davis 23 LDE 16 13 302 6-5 North Carolina 5/7/1965 Rook 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 225th pick / 1988
40 Donnie Elder 26 KR 16 0 175 5-9 Memphis 12/13/1962 3 0 New York Jets / 3rd / 67th pick / 1985
12 Joe Ferguson 38 qb 2 1 195 6-1 Arkansas 4/23/1950 15 1 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1973
36 Bobby Futrell 25 PR 16 15 190 5-11 Elizabeth City St. 8/4/1963 2 7
94 Robert Goff 23 rde 16 6 280 6-3 Auburn 10/2/1965 Rook 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 83rd pick / 1988
27 Kerry Goode 23 rb 14 5 200 5-11 Alabama 7/28/1965 Rook 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 167th pick / 1988
60 Randy Grimes 28 C 16 16 270 6-4 Baylor 7/20/1960 5 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 45th pick / 1983
74 Paul Gruber 23 LT 16 16 292 6-5 Wisconsin 2/24/1965 Rook 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 4th pick / 1988
82 Ron Hall 24 TE 15 14 245 6-4 Cal Poly-Pomona,Hawaii 3/15/1964 1 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 87th pick / 1987
39 Harry Hamilton 26 FS 16 16 194 6-0 Penn St. 11/29/1962 4 9 New York Jets / 7th / 176th pick / 1984
20 Odie Harris 22 ss 16 7 190 6-0 Sam Houston St. 4/1/1966 Rook 4
84 Bruce Hill 24 WR 14 14 178 6-0 Arizona St. 2/29/1964 1 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 106th pick / 1987
90 Ron Holmes 25 RDE 10 10 261 6-4 Washington 8/26/1963 3 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 8th pick / 1985
25 Bobby Howard 24 1 0 213 6-0 Indiana 6/1/1964 2 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 325th pick / 1986
43 William Howard 24 FB 15 9 240 6-0 Tennessee 6/2/1964 Rook 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 113th pick / 1988
1 Donald Igwebuike 28 K 12 0 181 5-9 Clemson 12/27/1960 3 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 10th / 260th pick / 1985
28 Ray Isom 23 db 2 0 190 5-9 Penn St. 12/27/1965 1 0
95 Curt Jarvis 23 NT 15 15 266 6-2 Alabama 1/28/1965 1 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 169th pick / 1987
22 Rod Jones 24 db 14 1 185 6-0 SMU 3/31/1964 2 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 25th pick / 1986
52 Victor Jones 22 8 0 250 6-2 Virginia Tech 10/19/1966 Rook 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 310th pick / 1988
75 Kevin Kellin 29 4 0 267 6-6 Minnesota 11/16/1959 2 0
97 Shawn Lee 22 15 0 300 6-2 North Alabama 10/24/1966 Rook 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 163rd pick / 1988
86 Calvin Magee 25 te 13 3 240 6-3 Southern 4/23/1963 3 1
68 Rick Mallory 28 LG 16 16 265 6-2 Washington 10/21/1960 3 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 225th pick / 1984
99 Eugene Marve 28 LILB 16 16 237 6-2 Saginaw Valley St. 8/14/1960 6 7 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 59th pick / 1982
33 Derrick McAdoo 23 5 0 198 5-10 Baylor 4/2/1965 1 0
73 Tom McHale 25 10 0 290 6-4 Maryland,Cornell 2/25/1963 1 1
57 Winston Moss 23 ROLB 16 15 245 6-3 Miami (FL) 12/24/1965 1 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 50th pick / 1987
59 Kevin Murphy 25 LOLB 16 16 233 6-2 Oklahoma 9/8/1963 2 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 40th pick / 1986
58 Peter Najarian 25 1 0 233 6-2 Minnesota 12/22/1963 1 0
85 Jeff Parks 24 te 3 1 238 6-4 Auburn 9/14/1964 2 0 Houston Oilers / 5th / 114th pick / 1986
80 Frank Pillow 23 15 0 170 5-10 Tennessee St. 3/11/1965 Rook 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 11th / 279th pick / 1988
54 Ervin Randle 26 rilb 9 6 250 6-1 Baylor 10/12/1962 3 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1985
29 Ricky Reynolds 23 LCB 16 16 190 5-11 Washington St. 1/19/1965 1 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 36th pick / 1987
89 Greg Richardson 24 2 0 171 5-7 Alabama 10/6/1964 1 0 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 156th pick / 1987
30 Mark Robinson 26 SS 9 9 206 5-11 Penn St. 9/13/1962 4 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 90th pick / 1984
55 Henry Rolling 23 15 0 232 6-2 Nevada 9/8/1965 Rook 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 135th pick / 1987
47 Don Smith 25 rb 10 3 200 5-11 Mississippi St. 10/30/1963 Rook 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 51st pick / 1987
35 Jeff Smith 26 rb 16 3 201 5-9 Nebraska 3/22/1962 3 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 267th pick / 1985
81 Stephen Starring 27 6 0 172 5-10 McNeese St. 7/30/1961 5 1 New England Patriots / 3rd / 74th pick / 1983
70 Harry Swayne 23 t 10 1 290 6-5 Rutgers 2/2/1965 1 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 190th pick / 1987
34 Lars Tate 22 RB 15 5 215 6-2 Georgia 2/2/1966 Rook 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1988
85 Gene Taylor 26 4 0 189 6-2 Fresno St. 11/12/1962 1 0 New England Patriots / 6th / 163rd pick / 1987
72 Rob Taylor 28 RT 16 16 293 6-6 Northwestern 11/14/1960 2 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 328th pick / 1982
14 Vinny Testaverde 25 QB 15 15 235 6-5 Miami (FL) 11/13/1963 1 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 1st pick / 1987
64 Kevin Thomas 24 10 0 268 6-2 Arizona St. 7/27/1964 Rook 1
50 Dan Turk 26 RG 12 10 290 6-4 Drake,Wisconsin 6/25/1962 3 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 101st pick / 1985
56 Jackie Walker 26 16 0 245 6-5 Jackson St. 11/3/1962 2 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 28th pick / 1986
51 Chris Washington 26 lb 16 1 231 6-4 Iowa St. 3/6/1962 4 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 142nd pick / 1984
32 James Wilder 30 fb 7 7 225 6-3 Missouri 5/12/1958 7 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1981
21 Charles Wright 24 2 0 178 5-9 Tulsa 4/5/1964 1 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 257th pick / 1987
Team Total 25.0 16 228.6 6-1.4 2.0