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1983Sandy LaBeauxS
1984-85Leon BrightKR
1987-93Ricky ReynoldsCB
1987Lee PaigeCB
1995-97Kenny GantS
1998Shevin SmithS
2003Ronyell WhitakerS
2006Alan ZemaitisCB
2007-08Michael BennettRB
2009Kyle ArringtonCB
2009Derrick RobersonCB
2010DJ JohnsonCB
2012-14Leonard JohnsonCB
2016-Ryan SmithCB
The No.29 shirt
It took eight seasons for any Buccaneer to appear with No.29 on their back, and Sandy LaBeaux only made it into three games as an undrafted defensive back.

Leon Bright was one of the better punt returners the Bucs have ever had, whilst Lee Paige was part of the replacement team from 1987 and more infamously, was the FBI officer who shot himself in a classroom demonstration that made it on to YouTube.

Which means that seven-year Buc Ricky Reynolds will always be the best associated with this number for the time being, all that time being spent as a starting cornerback under three different coaches.

Kenny Gant was a former Cowboy who became a Buccaneer fan favourite for his "Shark Dance" that he would do before every kick-off. He was never good enough to really start at safety in the NFL, but made three such starts due to injuries on the depth chart ahead of him.

Ronyell Whitaker was a mid-season pick-up in the post-Super Bowl year of 2003 and Alan Zemaitis, never actually played a game in the 29 jersey having been a gameday inactive for 15 games during the 2006 season. Michael Bennett was able to take the number on arrival from the Chiefs in a trade but flattered to deceive in his limited chances to show the number off for the Buccaneers.

The five most recent owners have all been back-up defensive backs although Leonard Johnson had his moments as the primary nickel back for three seasons and Ryan Smith became a starter during 2017.


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