The No.55 shirt 12 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. 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. And then came Derrick Brooks, the last Buc player to ever wear the number too. A perennial Pro Bowler, a team leader, a Hall of Famer and also the 2002 NFL Man of the Year. How fitting he scored a touchdown on the greatest night in franchise history. He was selected to the NFL Hall of Fame leading to the retirement of this number at that point. BEST EVER TO WEAR No.55 FOR THE BUCCANEERS - DERRICK BROOKS
Click on the player's name for their profile page, Buccaneer stats and picture galleries Years Player Pos 1976 Charles Hunt LB 1976 Jimmie Sims LB 1978-80 Aaron Brown LB 1982 Lemont Jeffers LB 1983-84 Danny Spradlin LB 1985 Dennis Johnson LB 1988-89 Henry Rolling LB 1991 Maurice Oliver LB 1991 Jesse Solomon LB 1992-93 Darrick Brownlow LB 1994 Lonnie Marts LB 1995-08 Derrick Brooks LB