NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Paul Gruber 74 T 1988-99 183 183
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
Wisconsin 6-5 290 24-Feb-65
How acquiredHow left
1st round pick 1988 Retired after the 1999 season
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Profile
One of the finest players in Buccaneer history. The fourth overall pick of the 1988 draft, Gruber started every game he appeared in for the Bucs and leads the all-time appearance charts in both categories. In his first five seasons, he did not even miss a single snap. Never rewarded for his efforts by a Pro Bowl berth due to the Bucs' lack of success in those early years, Gruber was always highly regarded by his team-mates and peers alike. When finally he looked set for a chance for real post-season glory, he broke his leg in Chicago and was a spectator on the sideline when the Bucs lost to the Rams in the 1999 NFC Championship Game. He retired after the 1999 season and was recognised by the franchise for his efforts in a 2000 home game ceremony. Inducted into the Bucs' Ring of Honor in 2012.

1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993
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1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
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