The No.78 shirt The first owner of the jersey, Council Rudolph, started every game for the first two seasons at the end of a long NFL career and has become a supporter of this site. John Cannon may not have been a dominating defensive end but was one of the most popular off-field Buccaneers of all-time during his nine seasons in Tampa Bay. Marcus Jones was a first round pick who was even turned down by the Browns in the 1999 expansion draft until he turned it around for one stunning season in 2000 when he recorded 13 sacks. But it was more of a one-hit wonder and he was off the team by the time the Super Bowl rolled around in 2002. Arron Sears looked a promising bet at one time but off-field issues led to his early retirement from the game He was followed Lazarius Levingston who was thankfully more well known round the locker room by his nickname of Pep, veteran tackle Gosder Cherilus who arrived as a free agent in 2015 and Jeremiah Ledbetter who played sparingly in two separate seasons. And then along came one of the best draft picks in recent memory as Tristan Wirfs has played almost every snap at right tackle and at an exceptional level making the Pro Bowl in his second season. He takes over the best ever jersey in a very short space of time. BEST EVER TO WEAR No.78 FOR THE BUCCANEERS - TRISTAN WIRFS
Click on the player's name for their profile page, Buccaneer stats and picture galleries Years Player Pos 1976-77 Council Rudolph DE 1978 Kurt Schumacher G 1980 Bruce Radford DL 1982-90 John Cannon DL 1987 Walter Carter DE 1992 Corey Mayfield DT 1994 Tim Irwin T 1996-2001 Marcus Jones DL 2004-05 Matt Stinchcomb T 2007-09 Arron Sears G 2012 Lazarius Levingston DT 2015-16 Gosder Cherilus T 2018, 20 Jeremiah Ledbetter DT 2020- Tristan Wirfs T