NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Hardy Nickerson 56 LB 1993-99 104 104
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
California 6-2 230 1-Sep-65
How acquiredHow left
Unrestricted free agent - Pittsburgh - 1993 Unrestricted free agent - Jacksonville - 2000
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Profile
One of the most popular and hard-working Bucs ever, he did more to revitalise the new-Bucs on the arrival of Tony Dungy than any other player. Originally signed from Pittsburgh as a free agent, he tled the Tampa Bay linebacking corps from the inside position. Moved to the middle in Dungy's 4-3 alignment and went to four Pro Bowls in the process. Left as a free agent when the Jaguars offered him a ludicrous contract and suffered through three injury-plagued years in Jacksonville and then finally Green Bay. Spent a season as the Buccaneers' radio color analyst alongside Gene Deckerhoff in the booth at every game.

1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
GamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStarts
16 16 14 14 16 16 16 16 16 16 10 10 16 16

Interceptions
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1993 1 6 6.0 6 0
1994 2 9 4.5 10 0
1996 2 24 12.0 17 0
1999 2 18 9.0 18 0
Total 7 57 7.4 18 0
Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
1993 124 90 214
1994 86 36 122
1995 89 54 143
1996 76 44 120
1997 108 86 194
1998 50 44 94
1999 70 71 141
Total 603 425 1,028
Special Teams' Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
1993 1
Total 1
SacksPasses Defensed
Season No. Season No
19931.0 19936
19941.0 19943
19951.5 19955
19963.0 19966
19971.0 19974
19981.0 19981
19990.5 19996
Total9.0 Total31