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1976Charles HuntLB
1976Jimmie SimsLB
1978-80Aaron BrownLB
1982Lemont JeffersLB
1983-84Danny SpradlinLB
1985Dennis JohnsonLB
1988-89Henry RollingLB
1991Maurice OliverLB
1991Jesse SolomonLB
1992-93Darrick BrownlowLB
1994Lonnie MartsLB
1995-2008Derrick BrooksLB
The No.55 shirt
11 different players wore the No.55 jersey for the Buccaneers through their first two decades of existence. Some real one-game wonders and none of them made more than a couple of starts until Jesse Solomon came along in 1991.

And then came Derrick Brooks, quite possibly the last Buc player to ever wear the number too. A perennial Pro Bowler, a team leader and also the 2002 NFL Man of the Year. How fitting he scored a touchdown on the greatest night in franchise history.

Solomon was a headcase who was soon on his way out of Tampa after less than a season, and Lonnie Marts only wore 55 for one season before switching numbers to his preferred 51. The remainder of the 55s were nothing more than names on a Buc trivia feature.

Danny Spradlin was a two-year special teamer who had arrived from the Cowboys and Henry Rolling was a back-up under Ray Perkins who I remember talking with on the sideline of a game in 1988.


Henry RollingLonnie MartsDerrick Brooks