NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Richard Wood 54 LB 1976-84 132 89
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
USC 6-2 230 31-May-53
How acquiredHow left
Trade with NY Jets - 1976 Released after the 1984 season
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Profile
Played the first nine seasons in franchise history and was part of the great Buccaneer defenses of that era. Known as "Batman" he was always popular with the TV media for having Batman logos on his arm pads and socks during games. Led the team in tackles three times in their first four seasons. Played the 1975 season with the Jets before coming to Tampa and finished his pro career with the 1985 Jacksonville Bulls of the USFL. Came back to the Bucs under Sam Wyche briefly as an assistant defensive coach and often appears at alumni events in the Bay area.

1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982
GamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStarts
13 10 14 14 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 9 0
1983 1984
GamesStartsGamesStarts
16 1 16 0

Interceptions
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1977 4 86 21.5 30 1
1978 2 37 18.5 24 0
1980 3 76 25.3 55 1
Total 9 199 22.1 55 2
Kick Returns
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1984 5 43 8.6 16 0
Total 5 43 8.6 16 0
Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
1976 75 21 96
1977 141
1978 168
1979 158
1980 114
1981 140
1982 17
1983 17
1984 4
Total 855
Special Teams' Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
1982 1
1983 5
1984 17
Total 23
SacksPasses Defensed
Season No. Season No
19761.0 19765
1977 19779
19780.5 19784
1979 19798
19811.0 19815
Total 2.5Total31