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1998 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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8-8-0, NFC Central Division  · 1998 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.3, Offense: -2.3, Defense: 3.5, SoS: 0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 314 points (19.6/g), 18th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 295 points (18.4/g), 5th.
 Differential of 19 points (1.2/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 8.6-7.4.

Coach: Tony Dungy (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike Shula
 Defensive Coordinator: Monte Kiffin
 Other Notable Asst.: Rod Marinelli (Defensive Line) and Lovie Smith (Linebackers)

Stadium: Raymond James 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 26 4 16 225 for 429, 2,729 yards, 21 td, 15 int, & 40 rushes for 141 yards and 2 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 6th pick / 1994
RB Warrick Dunn 23 1 14 245 rushes for 1,026 yards, 2 td, & 44 catches for 344 yards and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 12th pick / 1997
FB Mike Alstott*+ 25 2 16 215 rushes for 846 yards, 8 td, & 22 catches for 152 yards and 1 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1996
WR Reidel Anthony 22 1 13 51 catches for 708 yards, 7 td, & 4 rushes for 43 yards and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 16th pick / 1997
WR Bert Emanuel 28 4 11 41 catches for 636 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for 11 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 45th pick / 1994
TE Dave Moore 29 6 16 24 catches for 255 yards, 4 td Miami Dolphins / 7th / 191st pick / 1992
LT Paul Gruber 33 10 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 4th pick / 1988
LG Jorge Diaz 25 2 12
C Tony Mayberry* 31 8 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 108th pick / 1990
RG Frank Middleton 24 1 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1997
RT Jason Odom 24 2 15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 96th pick / 1996
 Defensive Starters
LDE Tyoka Jackson 27 4 12 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LDT Brad Culpepper 29 6 16 9.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 10th / 264th pick / 1992
RDT Warren Sapp* 26 3 16 7.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 12th pick / 1995
RDE Regan Upshaw 23 2 16 7.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 12th pick / 1996
LLB Jeff Gooch 24 2 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
MLB Hardy Nickerson* 33 11 10 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 122nd pick / 1987
RLB Derrick Brooks* 25 3 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 28th pick / 1995
LCB Donnie Abraham 25 2 13 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 71st pick / 1996
RCB Ronde Barber 23 1 9 3.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 66th pick / 1997
SS John Lynch 27 5 15 2.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1993
FS Charles Mincy 29 7 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 133rd pick / 1991
 Special Teams Starters
K Michael Husted 28 5 0 21 of 28 field goals & 29 of 30 extra points
P Tommy Barnhardt 35 11 0 81 punts for a 41.2 average, 0 blocked Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 223rd pick / 1986
PR Jacquez Green 22 Rook 1 30 punt returns for a 15.1 average and 1 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1998
KR Reidel Anthony 22 1 13 46 kick returns for a 24.3 average and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 16th pick / 1997

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
21 Donnie Abraham 25 LCB 13 13 190 5-10 East Tennessee St. 10/8/1973 2 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 71st pick / 1996
72 Chidi Ahanotu 28 de 4 4 283 6-2 California 10/11/1970 5 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 145th pick / 1993
40 Mike Alstott*+ 25 FB 16 16 248 6-1 Purdue 12/21/1973 2 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1996
85 Reidel Anthony 22 KR 15 13 178 5-11 Florida 10/20/1976 1 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 16th pick / 1997
20 Ronde Barber 23 RCB 16 9 184 5-10 Virginia 4/7/1975 1 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 66th pick / 1997
6 Tommy Barnhardt 35 P 16 0 228 6-2 East Carolina,North Carolina 6/11/1963 11 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 223rd pick / 1986
52 Greg Bellisari 23 2 0 236 6-0 Ohio St. 6/21/1975 1 0
23 Tony Bouie 26 16 0 188 5-10 Arizona 8/7/1972 3 1
55 Derrick Brooks* 25 RLB 16 16 235 6-0 Florida St. 4/18/1973 3 14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 28th pick / 1995
98 James Cannida 23 10 0 275 6-2 Nevada-Reno 1/3/1975 Rook 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 175th pick / 1998
73 Brad Culpepper 29 LDT 16 16 275 6-1 Florida 5/8/1969 6 9 Minnesota Vikings / 10th / 264th pick / 1992
58 Don Davis 26 5 0 235 6-1 Kansas 12/17/1972 2 0
80 John Davis 25 16 0 257 6-4 Emporia St. 5/14/1973 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 2nd pick / 1994 Supp
64 Jorge Diaz 25 LG 12 12 308 6-4 Texas A&M-Kingsville 11/15/1973 2 5
12 Trent Dilfer 26 QB 16 16 225 6-4 Fresno St. 3/13/1972 4 10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 6th pick / 1994
65 Kevin Dogins 26 g 6 4 295 6-1 Texas A&M-Kingsville 12/7/1972 2 2
59 Jamie Duncan 23 mlb 14 6 238 6-1 Vanderbilt 7/20/1975 Rook 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 84th pick / 1998
28 Warrick Dunn 23 RB 16 14 180 5-9 Florida St. 1/5/1975 1 11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 12th pick / 1997
37 Jerry Ellison 27 16 0 204 5-10 Tenn-Chattanooga 12/20/1971 3 0
87 Bert Emanuel 28 WR 11 11 180 5-10 UCLA,Rice 10/26/1970 4 7 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 45th pick / 1994
50 Jeff Gooch 24 LLB 16 16 226 5-11 Austin Peay St. 10/31/1974 2 7
81 Jacquez Green 22 PR 12 1 172 5-10 Florida 1/15/1976 Rook 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1998
74 Paul Gruber 33 LT 16 16 292 6-5 Wisconsin 2/24/1965 10 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 4th pick / 1988
82 Patrick Hape 24 te 16 2 262 6-4 Alabama 6/6/1974 1 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 137th pick / 1997
88 Brice Hunter 24 10 0 206 6-2 Georgia 4/21/1974 1 1 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 251st pick / 1996
5 Michael Husted 28 K 16 0 190 6-0 Virginia 6/16/1970 5 2
97 Tyoka Jackson 27 LDE 16 12 280 6-2 Penn St. 11/22/1971 4 6
78 Marcus Jones 25 15 0 286 6-6 North Carolina 8/15/1973 2 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1996
25 Brian Kelly 22 db 16 3 193 5-11 USC 1/14/1976 Rook 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 45th pick / 1998
47 John Lynch 27 SS 15 15 220 6-2 Stanford 9/25/1971 5 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1993
90 Jason Maniecki 26 3 0 291 6-4 Wisconsin 8/15/1972 2 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 140th pick / 1996
61 Tony Mayberry* 31 C 16 16 293 6-4 Wake Forest 12/8/1967 8 9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 108th pick / 1990
73 Frank Middleton 24 RG 16 16 330 6-4 Arizona 10/25/1974 1 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1997
22 Charles Mincy 29 FS 16 16 195 6-0 Washington 12/16/1969 7 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 133rd pick / 1991
83 Dave Moore 29 TE 16 16 250 6-2 Pittsburgh 11/11/1969 6 3 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 191st pick / 1992
41 Lorenzo Neal 28 fb 16 1 255 5-11 Fresno St. 12/27/1970 5 0 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 89th pick / 1993
56 Hardy Nickerson* 33 MLB 10 10 230 6-2 California 9/1/1965 11 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 122nd pick / 1987
70 Jason Odom 24 RT 15 15 307 6-5 Florida 3/31/1974 2 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 96th pick / 1996
54 Mitch Palmer 25 16 0 259 6-4 Colorado St. 9/2/1973 Rook 1
27 Anthony Parker 32 rcb 11 7 181 5-10 Arizona St. 2/11/1966 9 3
69 Pete Pierson 27 16 0 314 6-5 Washington 2/4/1971 3 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 136th pick / 1994
53 Shelton Quarles 27 16 0 225 6-1 Vanderbilt 9/11/1971 1 1
24 Damien Robinson 25 7 0 223 6-2 Iowa 12/22/1973 Rook 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 119th pick / 1997
99 Warren Sapp* 26 RDT 16 16 303 6-2 Miami (FL) 12/19/1972 3 13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 12th pick / 1995
51 Alshermond Singleton 23 15 0 250 6-2 Temple 8/7/1975 1 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 128th pick / 1997
29 Shevin Smith 23 3 0 195 5-11 Florida St. 6/17/1975 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 184th pick / 1998
84 Robb Thomas 32 7 0 175 5-11 Oregon St. 3/29/1966 9 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 143rd pick / 1989
91 Regan Upshaw 23 RDE 16 16 265 6-4 California 8/12/1975 2 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 12th pick / 1996
33 Eric Vance 23 db 3 1 215 6-2 Vanderbilt 7/14/1975 Rook 1
4 Steve Walsh 32 5 0 207 6-3 Miami (FL) 12/1/1966 9 0 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1989 Supp
75 Todd Washington 22 4 0 310 6-3 Virginia Tech 7/19/1976 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 104th pick / 1998
94 Steve White 25 16 0 270 6-2 Tennessee 10/25/1973 2 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 194th pick / 1996
86 Karl Williams 27 wr 13 6 177 5-11 Texas A&M-Kingsville 4/10/1971 2 3
71 Jerry Wunsch 24 t 16 1 339 6-6 Wisconsin 1/21/1974 1 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 37th pick / 1997
31 Floyd Young 23 11 0 179 6-0 Texas A&M-Kingsville 11/23/1975 1 1
Team Total 26.0 16 240.1 6-1.4 3.1