NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Donnie Elder 40 DB 1988-89 32 0
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
Memphis 5-9 175 13-Dec-62
How acquiredHow left
Free agent before the 1988 season Plan B free agent 1990 - Miami
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Profile
Played two seasons for Ray Perkins' squads as a nickel back and kick returner. Recorded three interceptions in 1988 without starting a game but remains in the Top-10 for kick returns in Buccaneer franchise history. Was originally a 3rd round pick (67th overall selection) of the New York Jets in the 1985 draft. Went on to play two further seasons for the San Diego Chargers after leaving Tampa.

1988 1989
GamesStartsGamesStarts
16 0 16 0

Interceptions
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1988 3 9 3.0 9 0
1989 1 0 0.0 0 0
Total 4 9 2.3 9 0
Kick Returns
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1988 34 772 22.7 51 0
1989 40 685 17.1 33 0
Total 74 1,457 19.7 51 0
Punt Returns
Season No. Yards Avg LG FC
1988 1 0 0.0 0 0
Total 1 0 0.0 0 0
Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
1988 25 1 26
1989 26 3 29
Total 52 4 56
Special Teams' Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
1988 21
1989 23
Total 44
Passes Defensed
Season No
19886
19894
Total10