NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Mel Carver 28 RB 1982-85 32 11
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
UNLV 5-11 225 14-Jul-59
How acquiredHow left
Undrafted free agent 1982 Released during the 1985 season
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Profile
Made the 1982 team as an undrafted free agent and spent four years with the Bucs. Had his best season in 1983 when he started several games after James Wilder was lost for the season with broken ribs. Now his main claim to fame is that he used to go fishing with a young Jon Gruden before the latter became a coach in the NFL. Was a college team-mate of fellow Buc Michael Morton during his time with the Buccaneers. After leaving Tampa, played in one 1987 game with the Indianapolis Colts rushing twice for three yards.

1982 1983 1984 1985
GamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStarts
9 1 16 9 5 1 2 0

Rushing
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1982 70 229 3.3 13 1
1983 114 348 3.1 16 0
1984 11 44 4.0 12 0
Total 195 621 3.2 16 1
Receiving
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1982 4 46 11.5 24 1
1983 32 262 8.2 20 1
1984 3 27 9.0 12 0
Total 39 335 8.6 24 2
Kick Returns
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1982 3 62 20.7 25 0
1993 2 24 12.0 13 0
Total 5 96 19.2 25 0
Special Teams' Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
1982 3
1983 2
Total 5