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1976-77Jack NovakTE
1978Larry Franklin WR
1980Conrad RuckerTE
1980Tony SamuelsTE
1983-85 Gene BrantonTE/WR
1985 KD DunnTE
1986David WilliamsWR
1987Stanley ShakespeareWR
1987Steve Holloway TE
1988-90Frank PillowWR
1991-95Lawrence Dawsey WR
1996Alvin Harper WR
1997Jackie Harris TE
1998-99John Davis TE
2000-03Todd Yoder TE
2004-09 Michael ClaytonWR
2010 Ryan PurvisTE
2011 Zack PianaltoTE
2012-14 Chris OwusuWR
2017- OJ HowardTE
The No.80 shirt
No fewer than 20 players have sported the 80 jersey for the Buccaneers since 1976, a combination of tight ends and receivers, but none who really stood out to a massively high level.

We have gone with Lawrence Dawsey as our best-ever even though his career was hampered by injury after an excellent first two seasons in Buc colours.

But Michael Clayton had probably the best year of any No.80 with his rookie 2004 season, and Alvin Harper had probably the worst with his final 1996 season. Clayton of course became the boo-birds' favourite target during his later years with the franchise and any consideration for him to beat Dawsey was dropped as quickly as a pass aimed his way.

And for the tight ends, Jackie Harris only had one season in this number having switched when the Bucs changed colours, whilst the likes of Todd Yoder, John Davis and Ryan Purvis are nothing more than trivia answers than serious contenders.

The arrival of first round pick OJ Howard in 2017 brought new life to the number but with another season like his first two, then he will probably take over from Dawsey for the best 80 honour.


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