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1996 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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6-10-0, Finished 4th in NFC Central Division  · 1996 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.0, Offense: -5.9, Defense: 2.9, SoS: 1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 221 points (13.8/g), 30th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 293 points (18.3/g), 8th.
 Differential of -72 points (-4.5/g), 25th.  Expected W-L: 5.4-10.6.

Coach: Tony Dungy (6-10-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike Shula
 Defensive Coordinator: Monte Kiffin
 Other Notable Asst.: Rod Marinelli (Defensive Line) and Lovie Smith (Linebackers)

Stadium: Houlihan's Stadium
 Training Camp: University of Tampa (Tampa, Florida)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Trent Dilfer 24 2 16 267 for 482, 2,859 yards, 12 td, 19 int, & 32 rushes for 124 yards and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 6th pick / 1994
RB Errict Rhett 26 2 7 176 rushes for 539 yards, 3 td, & 4 catches for 11 yards and 1 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1994
FB Mike Alstott 23 Rook 16 96 rushes for 377 yards, 3 td, & 65 catches for 557 yards and 3 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1996
WR Courtney Hawkins 27 4 16 46 catches for 544 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for -13 yards and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1992
WR Robb Thomas 30 7 8 33 catches for 427 yards, 2 td Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 143rd pick / 1989
TE Jackie Harris 28 6 12 30 catches for 349 yards, 1 td Green Bay Packers / 4th / 102nd pick / 1990
LT Paul Gruber 31 8 13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 4th pick / 1988
LG Jim Pyne 25 1 11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 200th pick / 1994
C Tony Mayberry 29 6 16 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 108th pick / 1990
RG Ian Beckles 29 6 13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 114th pick / 1990
RT Doug Riesenberg 31 9 10 New York Giants / 6th / 168th pick / 1987
 Defensive Starters
LDE Chidi Ahanotu 26 3 13 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 145th pick / 1993
LDT Brad Culpepper 27 4 13 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 10th / 264th pick / 1992
RDT Warren Sapp 24 1 14 9.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 12th pick / 1995
RDE Regan Upshaw 21 Rook 16 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 12th pick / 1996
LLB Lonnie Marts 28 5 13 7.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
MLB Hardy Nickerson* 31 9 16 3.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 122nd pick / 1987
RLB Derrick Brooks 23 1 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 28th pick / 1995
LCB Martin Mayhew 31 7 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 10th / 262nd pick / 1988
RCB Donnie Abraham 23 Rook 12 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 71st pick / 1996
SS John Lynch 25 3 14 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1993
FS Melvin Johnson 24 1 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1995
 Special Teams Starters
K Michael Husted 26 3 0 25 of 32 field goals & 18 of 19 extra points
P Tommy Barnhardt 33 9 0 70 punts for a 43.1 average, 1 blocked Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 223rd pick / 1986
PR Nilo Silvan 23 Rook 0 14 punt returns for a 8.1 average and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 180th pick / 1996
KR Nilo Silvan 23 Rook 0 28 kick returns for a 22.4 average and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 180th pick / 1996

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
21 Donnie Abraham 23 RCB 16 12 190 5-10 East Tennessee St. 10/8/1973 Rook 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 71st pick / 1996
71 Scott Adams 30 g 7 2 301 6-5 Georgia 9/28/1966 4 1
72 Chidi Ahanotu 26 LDE 13 13 283 6-2 California 10/11/1970 3 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 145th pick / 1993
40 Mike Alstott 23 FB 16 16 248 6-1 Purdue 12/21/1973 Rook 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1996
27 Eric Austin 23 2 0 217 5-10 Jackson St. 6/7/1973 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 104th pick / 1996
6 Tommy Barnhardt 33 P 16 0 228 6-2 East Carolina,North Carolina 6/11/1963 9 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 223rd pick / 1986
62 Ian Beckles 29 RG 13 13 300 6-1 Indiana 7/20/1967 6 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 114th pick / 1990
23 Tony Bouie 24 16 0 188 5-10 Arizona 8/7/1972 1 1
55 Derrick Brooks 23 RLB 16 16 235 6-0 Florida St. 4/18/1973 1 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 28th pick / 1995
41 Reggie Brooks 25 rb 11 4 209 5-8 Notre Dame 1/19/1971 3 2 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 45th pick / 1993
68 Joel Crisman 25 9 0 302 6-5 USC 2/3/1971 Rook 1
77 Brad Culpepper 27 LDT 13 13 275 6-1 Florida 5/8/1969 4 6 Minnesota Vikings / 10th / 264th pick / 1992
75 Eric Curry 26 de 12 3 270 6-5 Alabama 2/3/1970 3 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 6th pick / 1993
64 Jorge Diaz 23 lg 11 6 308 6-4 Texas A&M-Kingsville 11/15/1973 Rook 3
12 Trent Dilfer 24 QB 16 16 225 6-4 Fresno St. 3/13/1972 2 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 6th pick / 1994
39 Charles Dimry 30 rcb 16 7 176 6-0 UNLV 1/31/1966 8 4 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 110th pick / 1988
65 Kevin Dogins 24 1 0 295 6-1 Texas A&M-Kingsville 12/7/1972 Rook 0
93 Demetrious DuBose 25 14 0 235 6-1 Notre Dame 3/23/1971 3 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1993
37 Jerry Ellison 25 rb 16 2 204 5-10 Tenn-Chattanooga 12/20/1971 1 2
89 John Farquhar 24 1 0 278 6-6 Duke 3/22/1972 Rook 0
29 Kenneth Gant 29 16 0 195 5-11 Albany State (GA) 4/18/1967 6 1 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 221st pick / 1990
50 Jeff Gooch 22 15 0 226 5-11 Austin Peay St. 10/31/1974 Rook 1
74 Paul Gruber 31 LT 13 13 292 6-5 Wisconsin 2/24/1965 8 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 4th pick / 1988
80 Alvin Harper 28 wr 12 7 210 6-3 Tennessee 7/6/1968 5 3 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 12th pick / 1991
81 Jackie Harris 28 TE 13 12 244 6-4 La-Monroe 1/4/1968 6 3 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 102nd pick / 1990
85 Courtney Hawkins 27 WR 16 16 183 5-9 Michigan St. 12/12/1969 4 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1992
5 Michael Husted 26 K 16 0 190 6-0 Virginia 6/16/1970 3 3
97 Tyoka Jackson 25 de 13 2 280 6-2 Penn St. 11/22/1971 2 2
25 Melvin Johnson 24 FS 16 16 198 6-0 Kentucky 4/15/1972 1 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1995
43 Tracy Johnson 30 10 0 234 6-0 Clemson 11/29/1966 7 0 Houston Oilers / 10th / 271st pick / 1989
57 LaCurtis Jones 24 10 0 200 6-0 Baylor 6/23/1972 Rook 1 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 125th pick / 1996
78 Marcus Jones 23 de 16 3 286 6-6 North Carolina 8/15/1973 Rook 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1996
45 Tyrone Legette 26 15 0 179 5-9 Nebraska 2/15/1970 4 1 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1992
47 John Lynch 25 SS 16 14 220 6-2 Stanford 9/25/1971 3 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1993
90 Jason Maniecki 24 5 0 291 6-4 Wisconsin 8/15/1972 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 140th pick / 1996
1 Marvin Marshall 24 5 0 162 5-10 South Carolina St. 6/21/1972 Rook 0
51 Lonnie Marts 28 LLB 16 13 246 6-2 Tulane 11/10/1968 5 7
61 Tony Mayberry 29 C 16 16 293 6-4 Wake Forest 12/8/1967 6 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 108th pick / 1990
35 Martin Mayhew 31 LCB 16 16 172 5-8 Florida St. 10/8/1965 7 7 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 262nd pick / 1988
13 Scott Milanovich 23 1 0 227 6-3 Maryland 1/25/1973 Rook 0
22 Charles Mincy 27 2 0 195 6-0 Washington 12/16/1969 5 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 133rd pick / 1991
83 Dave Moore 27 TE 16 8 250 6-2 Pittsburgh 11/11/1969 4 2 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 191st pick / 1992
56 Hardy Nickerson* 31 MLB 16 16 230 6-2 California 9/1/1965 9 14 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 122nd pick / 1987
70 Jason Odom 22 rt 12 7 307 6-5 Florida 3/31/1974 Rook 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 96th pick / 1996
69 Pete Pierson 25 t 11 2 314 6-5 Washington 2/4/1971 1 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 136th pick / 1994
60 Jim Pyne 25 LG 12 11 290 6-2 Virginia Tech 11/23/1971 1 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 200th pick / 1994
32 Errict Rhett 26 RB 9 7 210 5-11 Florida 12/11/1970 2 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1994
79 Doug Riesenberg 31 RT 10 10 280 6-5 California 7/22/1965 9 4 New York Giants / 6th / 168th pick / 1987
28 Reggie Rusk 24 1 0 190 5-10 Kentucky 10/19/1972 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 221st pick / 1996
89 Larry Ryans 25 3 0 182 5-11 Clemson 7/28/1971 Rook 0
99 Warren Sapp 24 RDT 15 14 303 6-2 Miami (FL) 12/19/1972 1 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 12th pick / 1995
38 Todd Scott 28 db 2 2 200 5-11 La-Lafayette 1/23/1968 5 1 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 163rd pick / 1991
87 Nilo Silvan 23 KR 7 0 176 5-9 Tennessee 10/2/1973 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 180th pick / 1996
91 Herman Smith 25 5 0 261 6-5 Portland St. 1/25/1971 1 0
33 Robert Staten 27 6 0 240 5-11 Jackson St. 11/23/1969 Rook 0
54 Darnell Stephens 23 1 0 248 6-0 Clemson 12/9/1973 1 0
82 Willy Tate 24 13 0 251 6-3 Oregon 9/7/1972 Rook 0
84 Robb Thomas 30 WR 12 8 175 5-11 Oregon St. 3/29/1966 7 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 143rd pick / 1989
34 Leroy Thompson 27 5 0 216 5-11 Penn St. 2/3/1969 5 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 158th pick / 1991
73 Regan Upshaw 21 RDE 16 16 265 6-4 California 8/12/1975 Rook 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 12th pick / 1996
11 Casey Weldon 27 3 0 206 6-1 Florida St. 2/3/1969 3 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 102nd pick / 1992
94 Steve White 23 4 0 270 6-2 Tennessee 10/25/1973 Rook 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 194th pick / 1996
86 Karl Williams 25 16 0 177 5-11 Texas A&M-Kingsville 4/10/1971 Rook 3
Team Total 25.9 16 237.0 6-1.2 2.7