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YearsPlayerPos
1977-79Jeris WhiteCB
1981Aaron MitchellCB
1983Terdell MiddletonRB
1990-91Wayne HaddixCB
1993Vernon TurnerKR
1994-95Tony StargellCB
1996-97Tyrone LegetteCB
2002Mike SolwoldLS
2009-10Chris PressleyFB
2013Lonnie PryorFB
2014-15Orie LemonLB
2016-Alan CrossTE
The No.45 shirt
So how does Jeris White get the nod over Wayne Haddix who went to the 1990 Pro Bowl as a Buccaneer? Simply, Haddix should not have gone as his selection was one of the worst decisions ever made over the Pro Bowl in NFL history.

White started for three seasons in Tampa and went on to win a Super Bowl ring with the Washington Redskins. Haddix had seven picks and three returned for touchdowns in one season but was beaten more times than an egg in that season and even more in 1991 until Coach Richard Williamson finally cut him.

Vernon Turner kick returner wore No.45 briefly before switching to his normal No.30 jersey, but since then, 45 has not been a jersey worn by any player of great distinction.

Tyrone Legette will always remain a favourite of Joel Glazer for his interception in the 1997 season opening win against San Francisco that signified the beginning of the turnaround of the franchise.

Orie Lemon was one of the most recent owner of the jersey, his being a linebacker making it somewhat strange how the NFL permits him to wear a number outside of the normal categories. Alan "Honcho" Cross wore the number during 2016.

THE BEST TO WEAR NO. 45 - JERIS WHITE



Jeris WhiteWayne HaddixTony StargellTyrone LegetteOrie Lemon