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YearsPlayerPos
1976Ricky DavisCB
1979-81Tony DavisRB
1984Fred AcornCB
1988Kerry GoodeRB
1991-92Darrell FullingtonS
1993-95Barney BusseyS/LB
1997-98Anthony ParkerCB
1999-01Rabih AbdullahRB
2002Aaron SteckerRB
2004Mario EdwardsCB
2005-09Torrie CoxCB
2010-12LeGarrette BlountRB
2013-16Johnthan BanksCB
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 I wouldn't have selected him anyway), so making a choice for the best No.27 was going to be a hard one.

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. Shame Sam was more of a clown/coach at the time.

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.

So it came down to two choices to take over the mantle of the best 27. LeGarrette Blount may have had his faults and not be a complete back but has a 1,000-yard season to his credit and some cracking highlight reel runs. Current owner Johnthan Banks will make this decision tougher if he has another good season to follow his first two but for now, it's Blount who takes the honours.

THE BEST TO WEAR NO.27 - LEGARRETTE BLOUNT


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