NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Chris Hovan 95 DT 2005-09 79 79
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
Boston College 6-2 298 12-May-78
How acquiredHow left
Unrestricted free agent 2005 Released after 2009 season
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Profile
Played five seasons with the Bucs and missed only one start in that time. Primarily a run-stopper, he was never known for his pass-rushing skills and 2009 saw that proved to the hilt. Switched to the 3-technique position on arriving with the Buccaneers, having been more of a pass rusher in Minnesota. One-time star of the Viking defensive line who wound up in the Minnesota doghouse in 2004 and was declared inactive for several games. Had started 70 games in his NFL career and had 17 sacks before leaving Minneapolis.

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
GamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStarts
16 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 16 16

Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
2005 28 36 64
2006 40 38 78
2007 78 17 95
2008 43 26 69
2009 27 30 57
Total 216 147 363
SacksPasses Defensed
Season No. Season No
20062.0 20051
2007 1.5 20072
2008 1.0 20081
2009 0.5
Total 5.0Total4