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Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster: who are their historical players and legends?

The Bucs of Tampa Bay have a Super Bowl showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday 7 February with their players looking to go down in the annals of history.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - DECEMBER 26: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the line of scrimmage during the second quarter of a game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 26, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan.   Leon Halip/Getty Images/AFP
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On Sunday 7 February the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will welcome reigning champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, to the Raymond James Stadium, making them the first team to play a Super Bowl on their home turf. What a chance for their players to shine in very familiar surroundings and with some home leaning support in situ.

The greatest Buccaneers

The current roster of the Tampa Bay side can boast a number of stars that may go down in history depending on what happens in Super Bowl LV, but we wanted to consider those that have come in the past. The Bucs were formed in 1976 and took a while to really get going, although did manage to make it for some play-off action around the turn of the 1980s and quarterback Doug Williams along with defensive end Lee Roy Selmon were both highly regarded across the league.

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Successful times did lie ahead as we edged closer to the end of the century as better players were brought in to build a base for the future. Warren Sapp was a key part of the defence at that time and is still revered as a legend of that position. Other defenders that Bucs fans hold dear included the likes of Ronde Barber, John Lynch and, who could forget, Derrick Brooks. One of the best defenses in memory was a key factor in the run to the 2003 Super Bowl victory, while fullback Mike Alstott played an important role in offense.

Many of the headlines being written about this season’s campaign include the living legend, although new Buc, Tom Brady - we’ve already looked in detail about his upcoming battle with rival quarterback Patrick Mahomes - but who else from the Tampa side this season will be remembered decades from now.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: current roster

Today's legends in waiting | Tom Brady celebrates with Cameron Brate and others.
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Today's legends in waiting | Tom Brady celebrates with Cameron Brate and others.Stacy RevereAFP

Check out the full updated roster of the Bucs at the official site.


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