NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Dave Pear 76 DT 1976-78 43 43
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
Washington 6-2 250 1-Jun-53
How acquiredHow left
Veteran allocation draft 1976 - Baltimore Trade - 1979 - Oakland
Missed only one game in the first three seasons in franchise history and started every game he played at nose tackle. The first Buc ever to go to the Pro Bowl, he was one of the founders of the Tampa 3-4 defense that went on to be the best in the NFL the year after he was traded to Oakland. Came to the Bucs in the veteran allocation draft having originally been a 3rd round pick of the Colts in 1975. Played only a season and a half with the Raiders. Has suffered from many health issues since retiring from football and has been one of the leaders of the various lawsuits against the NFL for concussion issues.
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1976 1977 1978
13 13 14 14 16 16

Season Solo Asst Total
1976 73 18 91
1977 111
1978 127
Total 329
SacksPasses Defensed
Season No. Season No
19789.0 19781
Total15.5 Total1