NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Jerry Bell 82 TE 1982-86 60 29
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
Arizona State 6-5 230 7-May-59
How acquiredHow left
3rd round pick 1982 Camp cut 1987
Spent his first three seasons backing up Jimmie Giles at tight end before exploding onto the scene in Leeman Bennett's two-tight end offense in 1985. Ranked amongst the league leaders in receptions when his season was ended by a serious knee injury. Returned in 1986 and after three games in mid-season, broke an ankle against Chicago in November 1986 and never played professionally again. Won the 1986 Ricky Bell Award given by the NFL Alumni for his off-field community work. Tried to make a comeback in 1987 but was released during training camp. Click here for a gallery of pictures of his Buccaneer career

1982 1983 1984 1985 1986
GamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStarts
9 1 16 4 16 12 9 9 10 3

Receiving
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1982 1 5 5.0 5 0
1983 18 200 11.1 33 1
1984 29 237 13.7 26 4
1985 43 496 11.5 27 2
1986 10 120 12.0 25 0
Total 101 1,218 12.1 33 7