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YearsPlayerPos
1976 Steve YoungT
1978-80Randy Crowder DL
1984 Byron BraggsDE
1985Chris Lindstrom DE
1985Mark Studaway DE
1986 Bob NelsonDT
1987-89Mark Cooper G/T
1987Jim HuddlestonG
1990Jim Skow DE
1992-95 Santana DotsonDL
1996 Scott AdamsG
1997-2001Jerry Wunsch T
2002-03 Kerry JenkinsG
2006-08 Jovan Haye DL
2009-12Michael BennettDL
2013 Trevor ScottDE
2014Kadeem EdwardsT
2016-Channing WardDE
The No.71 shirt
The Bucs have had several sets of players with the same names, including the two Steve Youngs. And the first Steve Young was a right tackle from the expansion team of 1976 who was featured in that season's highlight film as having a bright future with the team, and then never played for them again. But of course he did go on to make his home in Tampa and become a good friend of BUCPOWER.COM.

Randy Crowder came to Tampa having served a year in prison for cocaine distribution, but many of the players who followed him in the 71 jersey were real journeymen or never-were-men.

Chris Lindstrom is the answer to the trivia question - "who replaced Lee Roy Selmon?" but only ever started one other game in a Tampa uniform, and Bob Nelson started the majority of the 1986 season but could only record one solitary sack in the process.

And then came Santana Dotson, a fifth-round pick with a college history of under-achieving. Which he emulated for most of his Buc career but his first month in the NFL was nothing short of spectacular as he racked up 5.5 sacks, fumbles and big-plays galore and wound up with all kinds of NFL honours for his efforts. If only he could have kept it going for a little longer.

Jerry Wunsch was a useful tackle for five seasons in a Buc uniform without ever really doing anything exceptional, and Kerry Jenkins had a reputation for being one of the toughest players on the roster when he arrived in 2002. Being a better guard might have kept him there longer too.

Jason Whittle had some nice moments on the offensive line and both Jovan Haye and Michael Bennett similarly on the defensive side of the ball, but neither to a level that would challenge Santana for the top honour. Bennett did have nine sacks during his final season with the Buccaneers in 2012 before being allowed to move on to win a Super Bowl ring with the Seattle Seahawks.

THE BEST TO WEAR NO.71 - SANTANA DOTSON



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