Click on the player's name for their profile page, Buccaneer stats and picture galleries Years Player Pos 1983 Bob Hewko QB 1985-86 Steve Young QB 1987 Greg Davis K 2004-5, 08 Brian Griese QB 2009 Dirk Johnson P 2013-16 Mike Glennon QB 2019- 21 Bradley Pinion P 2022 Kyle Rudolph TE 2023- Sirvoccea Dennis LB
Only nine players have ever worn this shirt in a regular season game for the Bucs, and until Brian Griese came along in 2004, no-one had worn it for 17 years. Bob Hewko was a former Florida Gator QB who had an interesting life after his brief NFL career ended, his Tampa Bay appearances numbering only two as a holder for kicks. But Steve Young went on to take the No.8 shirt to new heights, albeit most of them after leaving Tampa Bay. He was picked up from the USFL's Los Angeles Express when the summer league folded and started the final five games of 1985. Unfortunately his career co-incided with the two worst teams in Buc history and hence it wasn't until some years later and the retirement of Joe Montana in San Francisco, that people realised how good a player he was. Greg Davis was a 1987 draft pick who kicked off in one game before going on to a long NFL career elsewhere in the NFL, and then in 2004, the arrival of Brian Griese as the Bucs' starting QB brought the No.8 shirt back to prominence in Tampa Bay. Mike Glennon started 13 games during his rookie season of 2013 but only saw limited action the following three seasons as a back-up before moving on to Chicago in free agency. Bradley Pinion had three solid seasons punting before NFL veteran Kyle Rudolph arrived for the 2022 season and rookie Sirvoccea Dennis the year after. BEST EVER TO WEAR No.8 FOR THE BUCS - BRIAN GRIESE