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YearsPlayerPos
1976-77Ed WilliamsFB
1979-81Jerry EckwoodRB
1982Terdell MiddletonRB
1983-84Beasley ReeceS
1988-89William HowardFB
1993-94Rudy HarrisFB
1996Tracy JohnsonFB
1999-00Kevin McLeodFB
2001-05Jameel CookFB
2008Elbert MackCB
2011-13Ahmad BlackS
2013-15Bobby RaineyRB
2016-Peyton BarberRB
The No.43 shirt
There must be something about this number that means "give it to a fullback". Six of the 13 players to have worn No.43 for the Buccaneers played that position

Jerry Eckwood was one of the better backs in Buc history albeit that he was overshadowed first by Ricky Bell and then James Wilder during his three-year career in Tampa Bay. Terdell Middleton's claim to fame is that he played only nine games for the Bucs but managed to wear three different numbers in the process.

Beasley Reece went on to a successful broadcasting career after leaving the Bucs where he started for parts of two seasons in the secondary and William Howard had some nice moments running the ball for Ray Perkins including a 100-yard game against New England in 1988.

Tracy Johnson and Kevin McLeod were little more than cup-of-coffee members of the Buccaneers, before Jameel Cook owned the number for five years although his most recent stint with the Bucs saw him take the 33 jersey.

Elbert Mack had the jersey for a year before switching to his more regular 33 jersey allowing Ahmad Black to take over when he made the roster in 2011. One of the most recent owners was Bobby Rainey who had some great early games with the Buccaneers but not enough to take the honour away from Eckwood.

THE BEST TO WEAR NO. 43 - JERRY ECKWOOD


Jerry EckwoodWilliam HowardRudy HarrisJameel CookBobby Rainey