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YearsPlayerPos
1976 Lee McGriffWR
1976Curtis Leak WR
1977Dana NafzigerTE/LB
1978 Frank GrantWR
1981-85 Theo BellWR
1986 Willie GillespieWR
1987 Derek Holloway WR
1987 Herkie WallsWR
1987 Solomon Miller WR
1988 Joey Clinkscales WR
1989-90 Danny Peebles WR
1992 Jeff ParkerWR
1992-2001 Dave Moore TE
2002-04 Joe JureviciusWR
2005-06 Dave Moore TE
2007 Chas Gessner WR
2008 Ben Troupe TE
2009 Terrence Nunn WR
2012-Vincent JacksonWR
The No.83 shirt
Only four tight ends have broken the receiver monopoly on this number and one of them takes the honours for our best-ever to wear the jersey too.

Dave Moore did wear the number 86 in 2004 on his return to the Bucs but will always be associated with 83 until his retirement to the Buccaneer radio booth after the 2006 season.

The first tight end to wear 83 was Dana Nafziger, a special team head-hunter and notional linebacker who played offense in 1977 when injuries decimated John McKay's second Buccaneer team.

As for the receivers, Curtis Leak is more famous for being Florida Gator QB Chris Leak's father and Danny Peebles was the biggest receiving bust in franchise history.

Theo Bell, or T-Bell as he was known, was the Bucs' third receiver from 1981 to 1985 but sadly passed away from liver disease a few years back. Joe Jurevicius wore the 83 jersey in the Super Bowl and was a real fan favourite during his three injury-plagued years in Tampa Bay.

But when it comes to free agent receiver signings, Vincent Jackson was by far the best. Three 1,000-yard seasons and a tremendous locker room presence to go with it but not quite enough to over-take the current color analyst on Buccaneer radio.

THE BEST TO WEAR NO.83 - DAVE MOORE

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