The No.27 shirt The Bucs had almost as many players named Davis in their early years as have worn the No.27 shirt all-time. Ricky and Tony were two of the all-non-related Davis clan, Ricky's claim to fame being that he once completed a pass for -7 yards on a botched fake punt for the expansion Bucs. Aaron Stecker only wore this number for a year and Barney Bussey had three nice seasons playing under Sam Wyche and the hybrid 4-2-5 defense that he ran using Bussey as the so-called "Bucko back", combination safefy/linebacker. Then we had cornerback Anthony Parker. He bounced around the NFL for his career but played most of his two seasons in Tampa as a starter and originall won this little poll almost by default. "Not so Super" Mario Edwards played nickel back (badly) in 2004 and then the number moved to Torrie Cox after he gave up his original 24 jersey to Cadillac Williams. Johnthan Banks had high hopes from Buccaneer fans as a 2nd round pick in 2013 but his career fell away after early promise. After a couple of non-entity defensive backs, Ronald Jones started running the 27 jersey back into popularity during the 2019 season.
Click on the player's name for their profile page, Buccaneer career stats and picture galleries Years Player Pos 1976 Ricky Davis CB 1979-81 Tony Davis RB 1984 Fred Acorn CB 1988 Kerry Goode RB 1991-92 Darrell Fullington S 1993-95 Barney Bussey S/LB 1997-98 Anthony Parker CB 1999-01 Rabih Abdullah RB 2002 Aaron Stecker RB 2004 Mario Edwards CB 2005-09 Torrie Cox CB 2010-12 LeGarrette Blount RB 2013-16 Johnthan Banks CB 2017 Deji Olatuye CB 2017 David Rivers CB 2018- Ronald Jones RB